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Industry News

Texas 4-H Roundup cancelled due to COVID-19

published: April 7th 2020 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas 4-H Roundup, considered the pinnacle event for all of Texas 4-H members, which attracts thousands of youth to Texas A&M University in College Station each June, has been cancelled due to COVID-19....

Industry News

Unique COVID-19 social-distancing message for farmers

published: April 6th 2020 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has specialists and agents statewide helping to keep Texans educated, informed and safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Calvin Trostle, Ph....

Industry News

On Farm Biosecurity to Keep Us and Employees Safe

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Jason Hartschuh, Extension Educator, Cra source: The Ohio Beef Leader

Agriculture is no stranger to contagious disease. Drawing on sanitation experiences from outbreaks, such as avian and swine influenza or the 2001 outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the United Kingdom in 2001, can help us through the current pandemic....

Marketing

Volatile uncertainty rules cattle markets

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Wes Ishmael

Traversing cattle and beef markets since the COVID-19 panic began is a lot like climbing on a green-broke horse for the first time and heading up a steep mountain trail; hopeful calm mixed with the expected, sudden breaking in two and no good place to bail out....

Columnists

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Michael Sturgess

I have had the distinct privilege of writing co-lumns in various ag publications since 1984. The topics have varied greatly, from livestock related to political to sports related. I have shared with readers my views on the markets to marketing, and from the stock market to the livestock market....

Columnists

Texas Tales

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Mike Cox

Some newspapers refer-red to what Mrs. Lucille Rodney had undertaken that summer of 1893 as a “pedestrian journey” but the only thing pedestrian about it was her mode of travel.     The 23-year-old had set out to walk from Galveston to Chicago to take in that city’s World’s Fair, a colossal event formally known as the Columbian Expo-sition....

Columnists

D.C. News...

published: April 3rd 2020

USDA and USTR announce continued progress on implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of the U....

Industry News

Covid 19 brings disruptions to all segments of beef industry

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Martha Hollida Garrett

It was not that long ago that life was normal, but Covid 19 has changed that and caused major disruptions to our lives and our businesses. All segments of the beef industry have been forced to make changes in the past two-three weeks and at press time, Covid 19 is still escalating and spreading throughout our country....

Columnists

Executive Director’s Report

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA Of Texas

California’s new agriculture law “Proposition 12” is about as dumb as it gets. After running the commercial egg industry out of their state (laying hens cannot be in cages but must have the ability to roam free), this new rule also does not allow any veal or pork products to be sold there from out of state that do not meet the so-called space requirements set in California....

Industry News

Auburn Beef Industry Tour

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Dr. Joe C. Paschal source: ICA Of Texas

Dr. Wayne Greene, a former colleague of mine and Auburn University Animal Science department head, brought 45 students down to South Texas last week. They visited several ranches and a feed yard along the way, and I took them on a tour of STX Beef (formerly Sam Kane or Kane Beef) in Corpus Christi....

Industry News

2020 – Eerie/weird and different times

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Bob Turner source: ICA Of Texas

The Coronavirus and the pandemic impact that it has brought on are a first-time occurrence of this nature for all of us. Of course, health and life are the number one issues. However, keeping the national, state and local economy afloat is also a major concern....

Columnists

President’s Address

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Chloe Wilson source: ICA Of Texas

Agriculture does not stop. Hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, or worldwide pandemic, farmers and ranchers keep going.     With COVID-19 disrupting every facet of life, reports keep flooding in that there is NOT a shortage of food and other necessities....

Columnists

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: April 3rd 2020 source: ICA Of Texas

South Central Texas ICA By Paula Riggs SCTICA scholarship opportunity     The South Central Tex-as ICA chapter is proud to offer several $500 scholarships to collegiate members who have been a member of ICA for at least a year, or their parent or grandparent has been a member for at least one year....

Weather Forecast

Weather Wise

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Brian Bledsoe

One thing I continue to watch for is how the Pacific Ocean keeps changing. This is important, because it has been in a relative warm phase for the past five or so years. When it starts to cool off, the potential for a La Niña episode increases, which can cause drought issues for the Western/Southern Plains....

Industry News

Amid pandemic, ranchers should be on high alert

published: April 3rd 2020

Theft and scams on the rise during uncertain times... Fort Worth, Tex. -- The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the cattle market has been dramatic already. But that’s not the only threat to ranchers’ livelihood, according to Scott Williamson....

Industry News

NCBA sends letter to Ag Secretary Perdue urging aid for American cattle producers

published: April 3rd 2020

WASHINGTON -- Fol-lowing final passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) sent a letter urging United States Department of Agri-culture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to “take immediate action to provide much-needed relief to cattle producers who have been negatively impacted due to the ongoing Coro-navirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic....

Industry News

Barber joins Beefmaster Breeders United staff

published: April 3rd 2020

BOERNE, Texas – Rylee Barber will serve as the new Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Youth and Membership Programs Coordinator. Her duties include managing the Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) program and working with the BBU membership on a daily basis....

Industry News

Texas Farm Credit to distribute $12.3 million to stockholders

published: April 3rd 2020

Robstown, Tex. -- Texas Farm Credit customers are getting cash back this spring – the highest amount in the lender’s history – for the 22nd year in a row.     The rural lending cooperative is distributing a record $12....

Industry News

AgriLife Extension’s Hemphill County Beef Conference rescheduled to Sept. 1-2

published: April 2nd 2020 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

The 2020 Hemphill County Texas A&M AgriLife Beef Cattle Conference has been rescheduled for Sept. 1-2. The conference will be in the Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St., Canadian. “While we must delay in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe the show must go on,” said Andy Holloway, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Hemphill County....

Industry News

State Department clears the way for agriculture workforce

published: April 1st 2020 source: American Farm Bureau

The U.S. State Department revised its restrictions on the processing of visa applications submitted by farm workers in Mexico after hearing concerns that the restrictions would lead to a farm worker shortage in the U....

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