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Beef tariff information

published: October 23rd 2018 source: USMEF

How widespread are tariffs on U. S. beef? The U. S. Meat Export Federation lists tariffs imposed on U. S. beef by 53 countries. (The European Union, with 28 members, is considered as one country in the USMEF report....

Bull buying guide

published: October 22nd 2018 source: University of Georgia

Fall sale season is now in full swing, and Georgia cattlemen have numerous options to choose from in the current bull market.  So, it seems logical to devote this article to a review of some of the basic principles of bull shopping....

USDA Gives Rare Approval to Texas A&M Scientist to Pursue New Discovery To Feed Millions, Boost Cotton Farmers’ Earnings

published: October 18th 2018 source: Texas A&M University System

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday gave its blessing to Texas A&M AgriLife Research to move toward commercialization of a new strain of cotton that has the potential to help feed half a billion hungry people across the globe while also doubling the income of cotton farmers....

Cattle handling, tick update part of 47th South Central Texas cow-calf clinic Oct. 26

published: October 17th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  BRENHAM – The  47th annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show is set for Oct. 26 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility in Brenham.  Registration is $20 and begins at 7:30 a....

August Beef Exports soar to new heights; Pork Export Value still under pressure

published: October 12th 2018 source: USMEF

U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. August pork exports were fairly steady with last year’s volume, but retaliatory duties in key markets continued to pressure pork export value....

USMCA Produces Certainty, Modest Agriculture Gains, Renewed Focus on China

published: October 11th 2018 source: CoBank

  DENVER (October 5, 2018) – The overhauled North American Free Trade Agreement, now named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, which is expected to be ratified next year, will accomplish some important objectives for U....

Dairy conference set for Oct. 31 in Sulphur Springs

published: October 9th 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

SULPHUR SPRINGS – The Northeast Texas Fall Dairy Conference, set for Oct. 31, will provide a variety of topics related to the dairy industry presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

Texas A&M AgriLife to lead consortium in establishing Center for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense

published: October 3rd 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife will lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners in establishing a new Department of Homeland Security Center for Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense....

NCBA says new agreement is good news for cattlemen

published: October 2nd 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (Oct. 1, 2018) - Kevin Kester, a fifth-generation California rancher and President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released the following statement in response to news that negotiators have reached agreement on a new U....

Range animal nutrition monitoring subject of Oct. 4 webinar

published: October 1st 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Nutritional Monitoring of Range Animals will be the title of a Oct. 4 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit....

Women’s land stewardship conference offered Oct. 1-2 in Fredericksburg

published: September 28th 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  FREDERICKSBURG – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a two-day land stewardship conference, “Empowering Women – New Stewardship Traditions,” Oct....

AgriLife Extension, USDA expand veteran loan assistance for starting agribusinesses

published: September 27th 2018 by: Gabe Saldana source: Texas AgriLife Today

DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue have announced expansion of loan opportunities through an ongoing initiative to help military veterans start their own agricultural businesses....

New Mexico State’s Clayton Livestock Research Center celebrates 40 years

published: September 25th 2018 by: Jane Moorman source: New Mexico State University

CLAYTON – Forty years ago on Oct. 10, 1978, New Mexico State University’s Clayton Livestock Research Center began operations. Since then, as one of the few university feedlot research facilities in the nation, pertinent science-based research has been conducted to improve the health and performance of newly received beef cattle, including nutrition, and management to slaughter....

Farm and Ranch program in San Angelo Oct. 19-20

published: September 24th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANGELO – The Texas AgrAbility Program and Battleground to Breaking Ground Project of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a farm tour and agricultural business workshop Oct....

Producer participation requested in AgriLife Extension predator survey

published: September 20th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANGELO – The 2018 Predator Survey by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will paint a more accurate picture of real returns for the state’s livestock operations in numbers and economic losses....

South Texas Risk Management Workshop set for Oct. 3 in Sinton

published: September 19th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

SINTON – Agricultural producers looking for answers related to today’s commodity prices should plan to attend the South Texas Risk Management Workshop Oct. 3 in Sinton, said program coordinators....

Cow Country Congress set for Oct. 19 at Triple Son Farms in Centerville

published: September 17th 2018 by: Blair Fannin

CENTERVILLE – The 2018 Cow Country Congress is set for Oct. 19 at Triple Son Farms, 7532 Farm-to-Market Road 542 in Centerville.  Registration is $20 per person, which includes lunch, by Oct....

AgriLife Extension: Texans should prepare for flooding, high winds

published: September 15th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – With the probability of extensive rain and high winds, especially in   coastal areas of the state as a result of tropical storms, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are asking Texans to take measures to prepare their houses, farms and ranches for  flooding....

North Central Texas Cattleman’s Clinic set for Oct. 10 in Graham

published: September 13th 2018 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

GRAHAM – The annual North Central Texas Cattleman’s Clinic, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Young, Jack, Palo Pinto and Archer counties, will be held Oct....

Integrity Beef Alliance set to host program introduction seminar

published: September 7th 2018 source: Noble Research Institute

ARDMORE, Okla. — Cow-calf producers can boost their production efficiency by joining the Integrity Beef Alliance, which simplifies management decisions and increases the marketability of calves. Cattle producers will have the opportunity to learn more about the Integrity Beef Alliance during an introduction to Integrity Beef Seminar from 4 to 9 p....

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