Farm and Ranch
  • Data indicates continued strong consumer demand for beef, both domestically and for exports. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
  • The fruit tree prices are $12 each, 6 for $60 or 9 for $80. Stella Cherry trees are $20 each or 3 for $50. Pecan trees are $25 each or 3 for $72. Blackberry bushes are 10 for $25 or 25 for $50.
  • Producers received higher prices for eggs, cattle, lettuce, and soybeans and lower prices for hogs, milk, apples, and broilers.
  • This annual conference, with the slogan of "driving your operation to profits," provides cow-calf producers the most up-to-date information on topics that influence cattle profits, said Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist in Vernon, Texas.
  • Workers in Hidalgo County spread concrete over a synthetic canal liner made of polyester. Historically, irrigation canals were basically just earthen ditches, according to Dr. Guy Fipps, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation engineer, College Station. But due to the burgeoning water shortages over the past two decades, there has been an increase in the awareness of the need to reduce water loss from canals through seepage. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Askar Karimov)
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA today announced that nearly 2,500 applicants will receive disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2013.
  • October hired workers down 10 percent, wage rates increase 1 percent from previous year
  • United States cattle on feed up slightly
  • Dr. Blake Bennett, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist will be conducting the training as well as giving a step-by-step guide on using the Decision Tool for the Farm Bill. If you have questions regarding the training or would like to attend, please RSVP to the extension office by calling 903-583-7453 or email photo by Tammy Rich
  • Results of sale Thursday, November 19 -- 1,365 head sold. Holiday Sale Schedule - Thanksgiving: No Sale
    December 4, 11, 18th Cattle Sales
    December 20th Sheep and Goat Sale
    NO SALE December 25 or Jan 1st.
  • Red meat production down 4 percent from last year
  • In modern agriculture, there is much we can control, but two dynamics remain beyond our reach: weather and markets. The unpredictability of both, and sudden changes in either, can disrupt any family farming operation.