"We applaud Secretary Chao and the Department of Transportation for recognizing the concerns of ranchers and extending the agricultural exemption from the ELD mandate for an additional 90-days." - Richard Thorpe, president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue $34 million to help agricultural producers recover from 2017 natural disasters through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP), which covers losses not covered by certain other USDA disaster assistance programs.
Texas agricultural commodities such as cotton and sorghum could receive significant blows if China's proposed trade list of tariffs becomes a reality. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with North Dakota State University and the National Sheep Improvement Program will conduct a Sheep Scanning Certification School April 10-11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo, 7887 U.S. Highway 87.
Good chill hours this growing season likely means heavy fruit sets for orchards, including peaches, which will need to be thinned to allow good fruit size and quality. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell)