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This section carries the latest in industry news from our cattle associations, government agencies, and other sources as it pertains to the cattle industry and livestock industry as a whole. If it is news that relates to the beef cow or ranches in Texas and other states, then you will find it at southernlivestock.com.

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....

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....

Texas Farm Burean president says eminent domain battle not over

published: December 9th 2019 source: Texas Farm Bureau

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas)—The president of the state’s largest farm and ranch organization told Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) members meeting in San Antonio that the battle to reform eminent domain in Texas is not over—not by a long shot....

Kids, Kows and More introduces urban youth to agriculture

published: December 6th 2019 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

Third-grade students at the popular cow milking exhibit presented by Southwest Dairy Farmers Association. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Paul Schattenberg) About 900 third grade students from schools throughout Bexar County attended the recent two-day Kids, Kows and More agricultural expo at the Dairy Barn on the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo grounds....

Industrial hemp seminars slated for Dec. 10 in Cat Spring, Wharton

published: December 5th 2019 by: Laura Muntean source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hosting an educational hemp seminar on Dec. 10 in both Cat Spring and Wharton.  The first event will be held at the Cat Spring Ag Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road at 1 p....

Applications due Dec. 6 for 2020 Sheep Shearing School

published: December 2nd 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

Registration is now open for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service sheep shearing school. The event will run Jan. 6-9 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, at 7887 U....

Free Farm Bill information series continues through Dec. 11

published: November 27th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is continuing its series of informative Farm Bill sessions across West Texas through Dec. 11. All sessions are free and will begin at 8 a.m. “We want to remind folks that there is still time to come out to one of the meetings,” said Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo....

Northeast Panhandle Beef Conference set Dec. 10 in Perryton

published: November 25th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Northeast Panhandle Beef Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Ochiltree and Lipscomb counties, will be held Dec. 10 at the Ochiltree County Expo, 402 Expo Drive in Perryton....

TBC Executive Vice President Richard Wortham Announces Plans for Retirement

published: November 21st 2019 source: Texas Beef Council

AUSTIN, TX (Nov. 20, 2019) – After 30 years with the Texas Beef Council (TBC), the past 23 years as Executive Vice President, Richard Wortham announced his plans for retirement today....

Your 2019 Thanksgiving turkey prices just went up

published: November 19th 2019 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

Consumers could see higher prices for whole turkeys at grocery stores this holiday season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said production trends and higher wholesale prices could translate into higher retail prices through the holidays....

Five-State Beef Conference set Nov. 20 in Pampa

published: November 18th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Five-State Beef Conference, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Gray County, has been set for Nov. 20 at the AmericInn by Wyndham Pampa Event Center, 1101 N....

Cattle inventory analysis

published: November 15th 2019 by: Matthew Diersen source: Ness School of Management & Economics, South Dakota State University

The October Cattle on Feed report was very close to trade expectations. Placements during September were 2.1 million head, slightly above expectations. Marketings during September were 1.7 million head, even with expectations....

Farm Bill meeting to be held in San Saba

published: November 14th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled a Farm Bill meeting in San Saba on Dec. 4. The event will start at 8 a.m. at the San Saba Civic Center in Mill Pond Park at 1007 E....

USMEF Heartland Team sees great potential for U.S. beef, pork export growth in Japan

published: November 8th 2019 source: USMEF

A record 31 producers and agricultural industry leaders traveled to Japan earlier this month as part of USMEF’s Heartland Team, a trade mission designed to introduce beef, pork, soybean and corn farmers to U....

Things you need to know about wild pigs

published: November 7th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

  Whether you refer to them as feral hogs or wild pigs, Sus scrofa is a species that is negatively impacting nearly every part of Texas.    Not only do wild pigs wreak havoc on pastures, fields and golf courses alike, they contaminate our water sources and destroy native species....

Texas A&M AgriLife programs serve those who served their country

published: November 6th 2019 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

  The Texas A&M University System has a long-standing tradition of supporting active duty and veteran military personnel. That support for military service members, particularly military veterans interested in starting an agriculture-related business, continues through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serviceprograms designed to assist them in reaching their after-service goals....

Series of Last Chance Webinars offered online for pesticide applicators

published: November 5th 2019 source: Texas AgriLife Today

A group of Last Chance Webinars for pesticide applicator continuing education units in Texas is being offered beginning Nov. 1 as a part of the Texas Range Webinar Series hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service unit of the Texas A&M University Department of Ecosystem Science and Management....

Secretary Perdue Announces OneUSDA Internship Program for Summer 2020

published: November 4th 2019 source: USDA

(Washington, D.C., November 1, 2019) Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the “OneUSDA Internship” opportunity for Summer 2020. As part of the Federal Pathways Program, the OneUSDA Internship Program will provide students a way to explore serving their country through a career in government while gaining work experience in agriculture, natural resources, rural development, and other career fields....

TPWD reminds hunters about proper deer carcass disposal

published: November 1st 2019 source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

  AUSTIN – With general deer hunting season opening this weekend, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters throughout the state to properly dispose of carcasses from harvested deer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in deer....

U.S. pork belly supplies higher than in decades

published: October 31st 2019 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  The future of U.S. pork belly supplies isn’t so clear despite reports of an impending bacon shortage in 2020, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. David Anderson, Ph....

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