Agriculture

• Understanding foodborne pathogen pathways will lead to greater food safety.   Food safety through a greater understanding of the contamination “hotspots” in our food supply chain, particularly meat, is a priority for a new Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. Sapna Chitlapilly Dass, Ph.D., a...
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo will present its fourth online meeting on the impact of COVID-19 on sheep and goat markets June 11. The event will use the Zoom video meeting platform starting at 3 p.m. Participants need to download Zoom to their computer or...
CANYON, Texas — A regional native and nationally prominent researcher in plant breeding has taken over as director of the Semi-Arid Agricultural Systems Institute. Dr. Craig Bednarz, an Idalou native, began May 1 in a joint appointment by West Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife...
• Succulent care tips for beautiful container plants Succulents are beautiful and easy to care for, it’s no surprise why they’re one of the most popular plants from Instagram accounts to fashion blogs. They thrive in situations that just happen to be low maintenance, making them increasingly...
Dodge City, KANSAS—High Plains Journal and Alta Seeds are breaking new ground with the upcoming Sorghum Frontiers Virtual Field Day, at 1:00 p.m. July 8. This first ever live virtual field day will provide growers a first glimpse at igrowth®, the first commercially available herbicide-tolerant...
• Additional cleaning, mobile check-in, limiting equipment use among enhanced safety measures The Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood is making changes to its various summer camps as a means to protect attendees and camp workers from the coronavirus.  Texas 4-H is the youth development...
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Birds in the Classroom workshops for Texas teachers online July 27-31. The free event will be held on a secured video platform from 9-11 a.m. each day. There will be an additional hour of structured activities daily that participants can...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 1 to 3 cents higher on grain sorghum; 1 to 7 cents higher on wheat; 1 to 21 cents lower on corn.  The July contract closed 1.50 cents higher on corn, and 4.50 cents higher on July on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to...
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Birds in the Classroom workshops for Texas teachers online July 27-31. The free event will be held on a secured video platform from 9-11 a.m. each day. There will be an additional hour of structured activities daily that participants can...
PORTALES, N.M. (May 21, 2020) – Construction crews at Xcel Energy’s Sagamore Wind Project in Roosevelt County have topped out the first of 240 Vestas wind turbines that will generate enough electricity to power 194,000 homes annually while saving customers tens of millions of dollars and reducing...

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