Agriculture

For those interested in beekeeping but not sure how to get started or what to expect, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering an online beekeeping series on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from June 23-July 1. All sessions will be from 6-7 p.m. “This live, four-part online course will...

Beef prices were starting to come back down following market volatility and skyrocketing prices during the pandemic. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension photo by Adam Russell)
Wholesale beef prices are dropping as the production logjam in processing plants created by COVID-19 continues to loosen and return to normal, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said wholesale beef prices...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 2 cents higher on grain sorghum; 3 to 6 cents lower on wheat; 1 to 2 cents higher on corn.  The July contract closed 1.25 cents higher on corn, and 5.75 cents lower on July on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to...
Drought conditions in the western High Plains and South Plains and early drying across the state have led to an early start to the summer wildfire season.  Most of the state is trending three to four weeks ahead of typical early summer drying. Fire activity is also increasing earlier than normal,...

Producers across the state are harvesting or have already harvested their wheat crop. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)
Texas A&M AgriLife wheat research and variety trials did not take a break during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it was not possible to conduct a traditional May wheat field tour, so Texas A&M AgriLife faculty across the state are bringing fields to producers – virtually. Producers across the...
• AgriLife Extension outlines limited alternatives The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service stands ready to advise producers on agronomic alternatives and options in the wake of a June 3 ruling from the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to immediately vacate the registrations of three...
• 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...

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