Texas Crop and Weather Report — Nov. 21, 2017

COLLEGE STATION – Texas catfish production is down, but that’s not bad news for fish producers around the state, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, College Station, said Texas catfish producers were slowly entering the annual catfish harvest and production was expected to be down about […]

Angora goat test to begin Dec. 6 with delivery of animals to AgriLife Research station at Sonora

SONORA – The 2018 Texas A&M AgriLife Angora Goat Performance Test is set to begin with delivery of the bucks on Dec. 6 to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora. The station is 28 miles south of Sonora on U.S. Highway 55, between Sonora and Rocksprings. “This testing program is meant to identify […]

Five hour agriculture, pest management CEU event set for Nov. 30 in Edna

EDNA – A Five Hour CEU event is scheduled Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jackson County Services Building Auditorium, 411 N. Wells in Edna. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County along with its field crops and beef committees. Other sponsors include […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 14, 2017

COLLEGE STATION – Consumers could see lower prices on holiday hams and turkeys this year, said Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist in College Station. Anderson said wholesale prices on whole turkeys and hams are below the five-year average. Wholesale hams are at 75 cents per pound compared to an 80-cent average over […]

Alumni receive awards at Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences banquet

COLLEGE STATION – Three former students were chosen for Outstanding Early Career Alumni awards, while four alumni were honored with Outstanding Alumni Awards during the recent Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Legacy and Leadership Banquet held at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan. Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award recipients were Bridget […]

Calf market trends, forage production highlight South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic

BRENHAM – Beef cattle producers from throughout the South Central Texas region learned more about producing calves that fit the current market as well as enhancing forage production throughout the year at the 46th South Central Texas Cow-Calf clinic in Brenham. The cow-clinic is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the beef […]

Lillibridge receives Texas Academy Family Physicians Public Health Award

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Scott Lillibridge, director of the Center for Global Health and Innovation at Texas A&M University in College Station, has received the Texas Academy Family Physicians Public Health Award. Lillibridge received the award at the academy’s annual session recently in Galveston. The award recognizes individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to The […]

Healthy Texas statewide effort kicks off in East Texas

LUFKIN – A statewide effort to address chronic health problems and improve Texans’ health and quality of life through preventative education of elementary students kicked off recently in East Texas. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Texas, formerly Healthy South Texas, initiative will expand to Angelina, Houston, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Shelby and Trinity counties […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 7, 2017

LUBBOCK – Peanut harvest has started across the state, and harvested acres provided good to great yields for Texas producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Woodward, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist and statewide peanut specialist, Lubbock, said harvest is underway and progressing rapidly. Initial yield estimates are average to above-average […]

New office aims to strengthen relationships with U.S. livestock and poultry industries

COLLEGE STATION -The World Organisation for Animal Health, also known as OIE, officially opened the  U.S.-based liaison office in College Station Nov. 6 during a ceremony at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center. “Our modern agricultural economy is highly dependent upon two things: freedom from disease and trade,” said Dr. Melissa Berquist, director of the Institute […]