Dr. Elsa Murano receives honors for Texas A&M AgriLife leadership

COLLEGE STATION – For decades, Texas A&M AgriLife has been recognized as a leader in agriculture production, processing and food safety. Helping continue that tradition has been Dr. Elsa Murano, who has received three distinctive honors recently. Womeninc. magazine has named Murano as part of its 2018 Most Influential Corporate Board of Directors, while Latino […]

Rosenthal Meat Center offers seasonal specialty meats for the holidays

COLLEGE STATION – ‘Tis the season to order traditional holiday favorites from the Rosenthal Meat Center at Texas A&M University, said Ray Riley, center manager, College Station. Riley said popular holiday meats are being seasoned and slow smoked up to the Christmas holiday.  The center’s retail store offers boneless hickory-smoked prime rib roast, briskets and […]

Angora goat test program to begin with Dec. 4 delivery

SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife will soon be conducting an Angora goat test at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Sonora Station with delivery set for Dec. 4. The performance test is for billy kids born in 2018. The test has been an annual event for nearly a quarter century, said Dr. Reid Redden, Texas […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 20, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Consumers could see lower prices on holiday hams and turkeys this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station, said wholesale prices on typical holiday fare such as whole turkeys and hams were even lower than last year due to consumer preference, […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 14, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Rain continues to cause issues for cotton growers hoping to harvest their crops around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension state cotton specialist, College Station, said frequent 1- to 2-inch rains have continued to delay access to fields and cool, cloudy days […]

Cattle tick, handling demonstrations featured at 47th South Texas Cow-Calf Clinic

BRENHAM – Ranchers working cattle this fall and winter, or surveying pastures and wildlife, need to be mindful of ticks harboring on livestock and forage habitats. Dr. Pete Teel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologist in College Station, recently gave a tick update at the 47th South Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham. Teel discussed a variety […]

Sheep shearing, wool and mohair schools set for Jan. 12-14 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host multiple comprehensive wool education schools at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. The Texas A&M AgriLife Shearing School and the Wool and Mohair Schools are scheduled for Jan. 12-14. The shearing school continues to […]

Texas A&M poultry judging team wins 16th national title in 10 years

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University’s collegiate poultry judging team won first place at the 53rd National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville Nov. 6.  Dr. Craig Coufal, team coach and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service poultry specialist, College Station, said the team placed first in egg judging and second […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 6, 2018

UVALDE – An above-average production year for pecan growers could take a hit due to continued wet weather that has delayed harvests and hurt quality, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the Texas pecan crop looked to be above average, but producers are facing […]

Viticulture diseases, pest management workshop set Dec. 12 in Anderson

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulture program will host a Disease and Pest Management program Dec. 12 at The Grand View Vineyard, 10365 Country Spring Road, in Anderson. Bill Thomas, owner of Grand View Vineyard, is hosting the event. The program will offer five Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator continuing […]