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Industry News

Costs for holiday meals up from last year

published: November 24th 2021 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Costs for preparing holiday meals will be higher this year as prices for most everyday staples and specialty items used in traditional baking recipes are up, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

Industry News

Mare and Foal Workshop available now online

published: November 23rd 2021 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Horse owners and managers can learn about important topics related to managing the broodmare and foal by attending the online Mare and Foals Workshop, presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on AgriLife Learn....

Industry News

Multi-county farm, ranch seminar set Dec. 9 online

published: November 22nd 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

A multi-county Farm and Ranch Virtual Seminar for farmers and ranchers, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled for Dec. 9. The cost is $50, and online registration closes at 5 p....

Industry News

In a La Niña winter, brace for impact

published: November 18th 2021 by: Gail Ellis source: Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Service

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its winter outlook for the next few months, and another La Nina weather pattern of warmer and drier conditions is likely to occur in Oklahoma....

Herd Health

Plan now for antibiotic changes on the horizon

published: November 17th 2021 by: Linda Geist source: University of Missouri Extension

Plan now for antibiotic changes on the horizon In 2023, antibiotics that are currently available over the counter will require a veterinarian’s prescription. Published: Friday, Nov....

Industry News

Prescribed burn kit launch aims at education, advocacy

published: November 16th 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

One of the biggest obstacles for landowners and burn managers advocating for prescribed burns is the need to educate communities and county officials about what exactly a prescribed burn entails, the safety protocols involved and the ultimate benefits for the land....

Production

Grass to Grid program helps cow-calf operations access feedlot benefits, data

published: November 15th 2021 by: Ryan McGeeney source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is offering Arkansas cattle producers — particularly those running smaller cow-calf operations — the opportunity to gain insight into herd genetics through participation in large finishing operations....

Industry News

Texas Beef Council announces board of directors

published: November 12th 2021 source: Texas Beef Council

AUSTIN, Texas )– The Texas Beef Council (TBC) has announced its board of directors for fiscal year 2022 (FY22), which officially began October 1. The 21 directors represent various agriculture industry sectors and associations from across the state....

Pastures & Forages

As winter frosts arrive, pasture managers should monitor for toxicity

published: November 11th 2021 by: Ryan McGeeney source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

LITTLE ROCK — As the days grow shorter and overnight low temperatures begin dwelling beneath the freezing point, frost across the state is becoming a reality for Arkansas residents. For ranchers and pasture managers, this can mean more than a chilly inconvenience....

Pastures & Forages

Fertilizer prices continue record climb

published: November 10th 2021 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Mark Welch, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension grain market economist, Bryan-College Station, said producers may feel sticker shock when pricing nitrogen fertilizer, but higher prices for crops like wheat and corn put those input costs in perspective....

Industry News

Online pesticide continuing education units program set Nov. 19

published: November 8th 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering an online pesticide program for Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Zoom meeting platform....

Industry News

Viticulture, enology research symposium set Dec. 3

published: November 5th 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

This inaugural event will be from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Hildebrand Equine Complex at Texas A&M University, 3240 F and B Road, College Station. The cost is $50, and preregistration is required at https://tx....

Feed & Nutrition

Real cost of limiting nutrients

published: November 4th 2021 by: Les Anderson source: University of Kentucky Extension

Fall is here and all cow-calf producers need to assess the body condition score (BCS) of their herd. Spring-calving cows are nearing weaning time and the fall is the most economical time to put weight back on....

Pastures & Forages

Uncertain nitrogen prices, supplies may affect application timing

published: November 2nd 2021 by: Linda Geist source: University of Missouri Extension

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rising nitrogen prices, uncertain spring supplies and unseasonably high temperatures may push farmers to apply nitrogen outside of their normal application windows, says University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist John Lory....

Industry News

Growing calves without wheat pasture focus of OSU webinars

published: November 1st 2021 by: Don Stotts source: Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Service

Oklahoma State University Extension Ranchers’ Thursday Lunchtime Series of webinars in November will focus on ways cow-calf producers can provide nutrition needed by growing calves without relying on wheat pasture....

Industry News

Texas honey production dips slightly

published: October 29th 2021 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas honey production dipped slightly, along with bee colony numbers, during 2021, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension entomologist and Beekeeping 101 instructor, Bexar County, said Winter Storm Uri in February and drought conditions in early spring negatively impacted honey production....

Industry News

Research with rice, feeding the world

published: October 28th 2021 by: Fred Miller source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Food scientists at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station have developed a new parboiling process that reduces water use up to 75 percent and improves nutrient content in rice....

Industry News

Aquatic vegetation management: common mistakes topic of Nov. 4 webinar

published: October 22nd 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The ongoing Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Stewardship Series of webinars continues Nov. 4 with “Aquatic Vegetation Management.” The hour-long Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program starts at noon....

Industry News

Texas A&M AgriLife Sonora Station unveils historical marker

published: October 20th 2021 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

Marking a century of service to the Edwards Plateau region, a State of Texas historical marker unveiling and dedication ceremony was held Oct. 16 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Sonora Station, an arm of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo....

Feed & Nutrition

Cotton prices rally amid speculative buying

published: October 19th 2021 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Cotton futures rose rapidly over recent weeks as speculators began buying for potentially big profits based on expectations that prices would go up, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

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