Agriculture

In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were unchanged to 2 higher on grain sorghum; 2 to 3 cents higher on wheat; unchanged to 1 cent higher on corn. The September contract closed 0.25 cents higher on corn, and 2.25 cents higher on September on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to...
Texas peanut producers experienced a difficult 2020 growing season due to drought, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Emi Kimura, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension state peanut specialist, Vernon, said dry weather from April to September led to below-average yields as peanut...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market...
John Robinson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension cotton economist, Bryan-College Station, said the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture cotton estimate report, however, likely means prices won’t continue to climb. Robinson said cotton prices were responding well to the November 2019 Phase 1 trade...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Oct. 29, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds Texas ranchers and livestock producers that they may be eligible for financial assistance through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for 2020 grazing losses due to drought....
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were unchanged to 2 higher on grain sorghum; 2 to 3 cents higher on wheat; unchanged to 1 cent higher on corn.  The September contract closed 0.25 cents higher on corn, and 2.25 cents higher on September on KC wheat.   Prices paid or bid to...
AUSTIN — With the first sightings of iconic, endangered whooping cranes along the Texas coast, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding Texans to be on the lookout for these impressive birds as they move through the state. Whooping cranes are the tallest, rarest birds in North...
AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) discovered the presence of giant salvinia on Lone Star Lake during a recent fish population survey. This highly invasive plant is fast growing and can be a major threat to aquatic ecosystems. Members of TPWD’s Marshall District fisheries...

(Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell) A beekeeper tends to one of 68 bee colonies staged for honey production and pollination near a 90-acre field of Silver River Sweetclover being grown for seed production.
• Texas Crop and Weather Report Texas remained sixth in the nation for honey production in 2019, and is home to thousands of overwintering hives that contribute to the nation’s agricultural economy each growing season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife...

Four webinars related to beef cattle production will be offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in October and November. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Jim Wells, Kenedy/Kleberg, Nueces and San Patricio counties will host the “Show Me the Money” beef cattle production webinar series from 6-8 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays from Oct. 26 to Nov. 16. “These webinars, presented by AgriLife...

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