Farm and Ranch
  • Producers may need to take action to remain eligible for crop insurance premium support
  • Historic high prices in the cattle market and future trends will be one of many important topics discussed in-depth at the 2015 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 3-5 at Texas A&M University in College Station.
  • Rains swamped Brazos County fields the last week of May. Though the weather was not as devastating as it was in Central Texas, the continued low-pressure center pulled more moisture into most of the state, submerging crops and stressing livestock, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reports. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kathleen Phillips)
  • To celebrate 75 years of soil and water conservation the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) held an open house ceremony. This ceremony brought together past and present staff, board members, directors, and many others who have played a role in soil and water conservation. [Pictured, Executive Director Rex Isom, Governor Appointed Board Member Joe Ward, Telephone, Governor Appointed Member Larry Jacobs, Montgomery, State District IV Board Member Jerry Nichols, Nacogdoches, State District V Board Member Barry Mahler, Iowa Park, State District III Board Member Jose Dodier, Jr., Zapata, State District II Board Member Marty Graham, Rocksprings, State District I Board Member Scott Buckles, Stratford].
  • While it appears parts of Texas and Oklahoma have started to move out of the four-year drought, no one knows what future environmental conditions hold, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
  • At the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), we've received many phone calls, letters and email messages and have listened to concerns at meetings about the Texas Central Railway (TCR), one of the latest projects that will require the use of eminent domain to be built.
  • The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2 in Waxahachie for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Richland-Chambers Lake watershed.
  • Data must be gathered from Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeding plots across the state. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Kay Ledbetter)
  • With consumer interest heightening about where food comes from, grass-fed beef producers will have the opportunity to learn more about marketing opportunities and production trends during a May 28-29 conference in College Station.
  • Call Jeff at 580-380-6300 to consign.
  • The Blackland Income Growth Conference coordinating committee (front row, left to right) Terry Coufal, Bell County, cotton; Kathy Swetland, McLennan County, family nutrition; Robin Liebe, McLennan County, Blackland Income Growth chairman; Mike Garrett, Falls County, forage. (Back Row, left to right) Ron Woolley, BIG coordinator, Stephenville; Gary Phillips, Bosque County, wildlife; Don Griffin, McLennan County, horse; Jason Embry, Limestone County, beef; Bob Carroll, Navarro County, rural land management; Louie McDaniel, McLennan County, horticulture; Steve Beakley, Ellis County, grain. Not pictured are Bill Foshea, BIG vice chairman and Justin Richard, BIG treasurer. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)