Agriculture

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reports and experts say the hot, dry conditions are taking a toll on soil moisture levels and crops in areas that missed spotty rainfall this spring and early summer. John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D., director of the Texas Center for Climate Studies at Texas A...
Texas A&M Forest Service is now accepting grant applications for the State Fire Assistance for Mitigation – Plains Prescribed Fire Grant through Aug. 15. The grant will provide $81,000 in total funding for prescribed burns.Funding to reduce hazardous fuels will be provided to landowners and...
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding a free online wildfire/prescribed burning workshop from 9 a.m.-noon on July 27, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. The webinar will summarize the research findings from “Fighting Wildfire with Prescribed Burning in the Southern...

Top view of an Asian giant hornet courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Many insects are being mistaken for the Asian giant hornet.
• Texas A&M AgriLife experts say Texans mistakenly identifying cicada killer wasps as Asian giant hornets. Since the release of information about Asian giant hornets, Texas A&M AgriLife entomologists are being inundated with cicada killers and other lookalike insects submitted for...

Sterling Scott
After six months working with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Ochiltree County, Sterling Scott has been hired as the agriculture and natural resources agent in Roberts County, beginning July 1. Scott began Dec. 9 in Ochiltree County as an assistant agriculture and natural resources...
African horse sickness is not in the U.S., and it is important it stays that way. Texas A&M AgriLife faculty, various state and federal agencies and the U.S. horse industry are already monitoring the situation, ensuring surveillance and determining practices to prevent the deadly horse disease...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 1 to 2 cents lower on grain sorghum; 4 cents lower on wheat; unchanged to 1 cent lower on corn.  The July contract closed 0.75 cents lower on corn, and 3.75 cents lower on July on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to...
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...

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