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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

Navasota River Watershed Protection Plan accepted by EPA

published: October 16th 2017 source: Texas AgriLife Today

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently accepted the Navasota River Watershed Protection Plan, developed by the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Navasota River Watershed Partnership....

46th South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic Oct. 27 in Brenham

published: October 13th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  BRENHAM – The 46th Annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic is scheduled Oct. 27 at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 1305 East Blue Bell Road in Brenham. Cost is $20 at the door and includes a barbecue lunch....

Workshop at Stiles Farm on public hunting

published: October 12th 2017 source: Texas AgriLife Today

THRALL – The Stiles Farm Foundation and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are hosting an educational program Oct. 12 for those interested in leasing private land for public hunting. The free workshop will be from 2:30-5:30 p....

Another Strong Month for U.S. Beef Exports

published: October 10th 2017 source: USMEF

  U.S. beef exports posted another outstanding performance in August, remaining well above last year’s pace, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....

Want to produce cattle for China? Communication, information key.

published: October 9th 2017 by: Katrina Huffstutler source: Certified Angus Beef

You’ve seen the headlines. You’ve decided you want to produce cattle for the Chinese export market. But what’s next? According to Doug Stanton, vice president of sales and customer development with IMI Global, you need to talk to your packer....

Agriculture’s Tax Reform Tool Box

published: October 6th 2017 by: Shiloh Perry source: American Farm Bureau

America’s farmers and ranchers work hard to produce the food, fiber and renewable fuel sources we all depend on and enjoy. Their work is noble yet challenging. Always operating in a world of uncertainty, there are no two days the same in agriculture....

Forage forecasting tool will be topic of Oct. 5 webinar

published: October 4th 2017 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – Forage Forecasting: Decision Support for Rangeland Systems will be the topic of the Oct. 5 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit....

Transporation of cattle tips

published: October 3rd 2017 by: Heidi Carroll source: IGrow

Here are a few reminders to plan for successful handling experiences each time cattle are transported. Prepare Do the math. Calculate trailer stocking densities based on current cattle weights to determine the number of trailers or trips needed....

Secretary Perdue statement on President Trump’s Tax Reform agenda

published: October 2nd 2017 source: USDA

Release & Contact Inf (Washington, D.C., September 27, 2017) – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s vision of a broad reform of the American tax code, which will result in dramatic tax cuts for millions of American individuals, families, businesses, and family farmers, ranchers, and foresters....

Deadline approaching for RGVBI Bull Gain Test and Heifer Development Program

published: September 28th 2017 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

EDINBURG – The 20th Annual Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Association (RGVBIA) is coming up and those interested should be aware of changes to this year’s program, said coordinators....

International beef initiative launched by Texas A&M animal science

published: September 26th 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION – A new international beef initiative is underway by the Texas A&M University department of animal science, emphasizing research and educational activities related to cattle adapted to subtropical and tropical climates....

CenTex Beef Symposium set for Sept.29th

published: September 20th 2017 source: Texas A&M Extension-McLennan County

     The Annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium will be held at Swinging B Ranch, Axtell, Texas on Friday, Sept. 29th. The ranch is located off Kirkland Hill Road, 20 minutes northeast of Waco....

Farm Safety Week recognized Sept. 17-23

published: September 18th 2017 by: Rodney Pierce source: Noble Research Institute

From the time I was 6 or 8, I was helping my dad out on our family's farm. We raised cattle and grew peanuts and wheat. My earliest jobs were helping my dad feed small square bales, hoeing peanuts and many other basic tasks related to operating a farm....

Farmers and ranchers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma granted extra time, procedures, to document and claim disaster losses

published: September 15th 2017 source: USDA

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced special procedures to assist producers who lost crops or livestock or had other damage to their farms or ranches as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma....

Ag prospects looking up

published: September 12th 2017 by: Mirandan Reiman source: Black Ink

It might not feel like a quick ascent, but agriculture will climb out of the slump affecting nearly all sectors in recent years. That ray of hope comes from AgResource Company. President Dan Basse spoke as part of the Feeding Quality Forum in Omaha, Neb....

Operation Sky Drop continues to provide hay in flooded areas

published: September 11th 2017 source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Animal emergency response efforts continue to be a team effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. With many areas still inaccessible due to high water, support is coming from a variety of sources and locations....

Website offers critical mosquito, disease information after Hurricane Harvey

published: September 8th 2017 by: Gabriel Saldana source: Texas AgriLife Today

  DALLAS — Visitors to the Mosquito Safari website at will find comprehensive information on common mosquitoes, the diseases they carry and instructions for controlling the pest, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists....

Focus on Progress at the International Genomics Symposium at the 2017 Angus Convention

published: September 7th 2017 source: American Angus Association

  The 2017 Angus Convention will feature an exciting general welcome session and the International Genomics Symposium, sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek Operations, to lead off this year’s event, including the unveiling of the next generation genomic profile test Angus GS®, powered by Neogen....

Prosperity Bank announces Harvey recovery and relief efforts

published: September 6th 2017 source: Prosperity

  HOUSTON, September 1, 2017. Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.® (NYSE: PB), the parent company of Prosperity Bank® (collectively, “Prosperity”), today announced its recovery and relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey....

No major disruptions to ag trade expected at Houston shipping ports

published: September 1st 2017 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

COLLEGE STATION – No significant disruptions of agricultural commodities to Houston’s main shipping ports are anticipated after Hurricane Harvey dropped historic amounts of rainfall, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist....

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