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Industry News

‘Revolutionary change’ coming in trade law, Mid-South Conference keynote says

published: June 24th 2022 by: Mary Hightower source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — If the proposed America Competes Act is passed, the United States will see a “revolutionary change in trade law,” Stephen Vaden, judge on the Court of International Trade, told attendees at this year’s Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference....

Pastures & Forages

Texas hay season looks bleak

published: June 23rd 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

The 2022 Texas hay production outlook appears in doubt due to high fertilizer prices and widespread drought, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Joe Paschal, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Corpus Christi, and Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph....

Industry News

Aquatic vegetation mistakes webinar set June 29

published: June 21st 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The “Common Aquatic Vegetation Management Mistakes” webinar will be held June 29. The online event is designed for landowners, farmers and ranchers with ponds or livestock tanks on their land....


Red meat exports deliver value back to corn and soybean producers, says study

published: June 20th 2022 source: USMEF

  Record-level red meat exports of $18.7 billion in 2021 had a major impact on the corn and soybean industries, according to an independent study by the Juday Group. The study quantified the returns that red meat exports brought to corn and soybean producers in 2021 nationally, and at state levels for leading corn-producing and soybean-producing states....

Herd Health

Handling heat stress or potential heat stress in cattle

published: June 16th 2022 source: Michigan Extension

Hot summer temperatures, currently climbing near the triple digits, combined with high dew points can cause significant heat stress to cattle. Heat stress is magnified when high temperatures continue into the night....

Pastures & Forages

Sorghum producers see fewer issues with sugarcane aphids

published: June 15th 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas sorghum producers, science and Mother Nature continue to keep damaging numbers of sugarcane aphids at bay, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Grain sorghum in South Texas is at or nearing harvest and avoided yield damages by sugarcane aphids....

Industry News

Texas melon, cantaloupe quality up, yields down

published: June 14th 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Texas melon producers reported exceptional fruit quality but slightly lower yields amid budget-breaking production costs and stagnant market prices, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

Industry News

Texas stocker cattle program set June 22 in West

published: June 13th 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 12th annual Central Texas Stocker Cattle Program for McLennan County will be held June 22 in West. The event will be at the West Auction Barn, 20645 N....

Industry News

AgriLife Extension experts give tips on avoiding heat stress, exhaustion, heatstroke

published: June 8th 2022 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

  As outdoor temperatures increase, so does the possibility of heat stress or even heat stroke. But there are ways to avoid getting “overheated” this summer, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

Industry News

Savell named TAMU Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences

published: June 7th 2022 by: Laylan Coelin source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M University System’s Board of Regents named a much-decorated professor, Jeffrey W. Savell ‘75, Ph.D., as Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences for Texas A&M on June 3rd....

Industry News

Bexar County beef event on June 16 to focus on weeds, brush

published: June 6th 2022 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The event will be held at 3 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office in Bexar County, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 208, San Antonio. Refreshments will be provided. It is sponsored by Bexar Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Alamo Soil and Water Conservation District, Ful-O-Pep and Kraus Seed Haus....

Industry News

USDA Announces Livestock producers in more than 200 Texas counties are eligible for Drought Recovery Assistance

published: June 3rd 2022 source: Farm Service Agency

Farm Service Agency Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Grazing Losses COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 2, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) to provide financial assistance to eligible livestock producers for 2022 grazing losses due to a qualifying drought or wildfire....

Industry News

Retail meat prices remain high

published: June 2nd 2022 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Retail meat prices remain higher than last year according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Wholesale beef prices for many cuts are lower than this time last year, but retail prices have not declined yet in turn, said David Anderson, Ph....

Industry News

Experiment station researcher in search of a more water efficient chicken

published: June 1st 2022 by: Fred Miller source: University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In a world with shrinking freshwater resources for a growing human population, where do you find enough moisture to grow food? You might start by improving water use efficiency in the world’s number one livestock animal — chickens....

Industry News

Annual Stiles Farm Field Day to be June 21 in Thrall

published: May 31st 2022 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

The annual Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 21 will feature strategies on combating high fertilizer and input costs, plus information on new herbicide technology and hemp production in the Blacklands region....


United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent

published: May 27th 2022 source: USDA

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.0 million head on May 1, 2022. The inventory was 2 percent above May 1, 2021....

Industry News

To stop a raging wildfire

published: May 27th 2022 by: Helen White source: Texas AgriLife Today

Spring 2022 had already been a busy wildfire season for the Texas A&M Forest Service personnel based in Mineral Wells, and the wildfire risk showed no sign of stopping anytime soon. The extremely dry fuels of grass and brush paired with the high winds on March 20 to create a combination that could produce a difficult fire situation if one should occur that Sunday morning....


Just Your Standard Bull...

published: May 27th 2022 by: Michael Sturgess

If you know me or have read prior columns, then you know that I am a publisher, not a journalist. In this column you will find opinion. This is not an article with cited sources. Although common decency would dictate to most of us to at least try to not cast stones without citing or referencing one’s source or sources of information....


Texas Trails

published: May 27th 2022 by: Clay Coppedge

Rock boy grows up     Geologist Robert T. Hill was never one to let the grass grow under his feet. He looked at the ground where he stood more closely and with deeper curiosity and insight than any Texan before him, informing and inspiring many who followed his footsteps across Texas and beyond....

Industry News

Registration opens for Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

published: May 27th 2022 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

It’s time for beef cattle producers from all over the world to begin making plans to attend the 68th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, the largest event of its kind in the nation, scheduled for Aug....

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