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Industry News

Last Chance CEU Training Course set for Jan. 28 in San Angelo

published: January 20th 2020 source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a Last Chance CEU Training Course on Jan. 28 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 7887 U.S. Highway 87 N....

Industry News

Cattle producers cheer passage of USMCA

published: January 17th 2020 source: TSCRA

  FORT WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate  passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):   “We applaud the U....

Industry News

Small Acreage, Big Opportunity workshop slated for Feb. 29 in McAllen

published: January 16th 2020 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

A Small Acreage, Big Opportunity workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Texas A&M University Education Center, 6200 Tres Lagos Blvd., McAllen. The program is tailored to small-acreage landowners in South Texas and presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Wildlife Association....

Production

The art and science of developing heifers

published: January 15th 2020 by: Les Anderson Ph.D., Beef Extension Spec source: The Ohio Beef Leader

The older I get the more I realize that heifer development is as much art as science. The art is understanding what type of female best fits your operation and your marketing scheme. What size cow best fits your management system? Which cows will produce the best replacements? The science is understanding the principles enabling the “right” heifers to succeed....

Industry News

Maintain farmer/rancher health like you would farm equipment for success

published: January 14th 2020 by: Linda Geist source: Missouri University Extension

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers and ranchers know that well-maintained equipment is key to success. Yet they often do not listen to the “check engine” warning signs of stress, says Sean Brotherson, family science specialist for North Dakota State University....

Industry News

K-State plans leadership academy for youth interested in livestock industry

published: January 13th 2020 source: K State Beef Extension

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers can apply now for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (KASLA)....

Industry News

Ranchers applaud announcement concerning new NEPA rules

published: January 10th 2020 source: NCBA

WASHINGTON (Jan. 9, 2020) – Ranchers across the country today hailed an announcement by President Trump that his Administration will promulgate new regulations to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)....

Industry News

NCBA Is Accepting Intern Applications For Fall 2020

published: January 9th 2020 source: NCBA

  WASHINGTON – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council’s (PLC) Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting internship applications for the Fall 2020 semester....

Industry News

USDA proposes to reapportion Cattlemen’s Beef Board membership

published: January 8th 2020 source: USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing to adjust membership on the Beef Promotion and Research Board to reflect shifts in cattle inventory levels since the last board reapportionment in 2017, as required by the rules governing the board....

Industry News

Walk Across Texas! program helps promote, maintain physical activity research shows

published: January 7th 2020 source: Texas AgriLife

For those wondering how to become more physically active, walking across Texas could be a good place to start, according to research from the Family and Community Health unit of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service....

Industry News

Landowner responsibilities, rights workshop set Feb. 12 in Amarillo

published: January 6th 2020 source: Texas AgriLife

AMARILLO – Landowners in the High Plains have a chance Feb. 12 to make sure they know their legal responsibilities and rights when it comes to their property. “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” is a program designed by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural law specialist in Amarillo....

Pastures & Forages

To till or not to till

published: January 3rd 2020 source: Texas AgriLife

Farmers are aware of the benefits of soil health. However, the difficulty in quantifying soil health, diminishing availability of land that results in higher land prices, the time necessary to improve soil health, and the need to turn a profit often discourage farmers from adopting soil health promoting practices....

Industry News

58th Blackland Income Growth Conference scheduled Jan. 14 in Waco

published: January 2nd 2020 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife

The Blackland region’s most comprehensive agricultural and food production conference is scheduled for Jan. 14 at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and  Waco Chamber of Commerce....

Herd Health

Hands-on foot-and-mouth disease field training available for the first time to North American private sector livestock veterinarians

published: December 20th 2019 by: Laura Muntean source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas A&M AgriLife and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciencesare offering the first-ever field training for North American private-sector veterinarians and state and federal animal health officials for foot-and-mouth disease....

Pastures & Forages

Reducing hay storage and feeding losses

published: December 19th 2019 by: Jessica A. Williamson

Storage losses of uncovered hay can be upwards of 30%! On most livestock operations, the greatest operational cost is stored and harvested feed, so it only makes sense that striving to reduce storage and feeding losses of harvested feeds as much as possible can help improve forage quality, quantity, and overall profitability of an operation....

Industry News

Red River Crops Conference set Jan. 22-23

published: December 17th 2019

The seventh annual Red River Crops Conference: Planning for Success, offering crop production information designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains, is set for Jan. 22-23 in the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W....

Industry News

Glyphosate myths, facts addressed

published: December 13th 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Whether on social media or in farming circles, many questions linger about glyphosate, better known as Roundup, and a link to cancer.  “It’s hard to know what to believe, but it’s important to make sure the information you receive is based on good science,” said Scott Nolte, Ph....

Pastures & Forages

Net wrap needs to be removed

published: December 12th 2019 source: Igrow

Producers should remove net wrap before feeding forages to their livestock. Cattle may eat the net wrap if it’s not removed and eating excessive amounts of net wrap can result in livestock illness and deaths....

Industry News

NCBA applauds USMCA movement

published: December 11th 2019 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (Dec. 10, 2019) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement regarding today's announcement that the U.S. House of Representatives will soon vote on the U....

Industry News

Educational hemp seminar set for Dec. 19 in Lubbock

published: December 10th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold an educational seminar on industrial hemp production on Dec. 19. The event will start with registration at 1 p.m, and run from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E....

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