Agriculture

Part II of III: Disruptions to the nation’s supply chain and final destinations for meat and milk products due to COVID-19 are causing anxiety from farms to markets, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said...
Part III of III: People need to eat, so grain farmers must keep planting, plowing and harvesting in spite of COVID-19. But a volatile grain market in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic has economists and producers working overtime to plan for this summer’s growing season, according to Texas A&M...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 12 to 13 cents lower on grain sorghum; 3 to 5 cents lower on wheat; 7 cents lower on corn.   The May contract closed 6.75 cents lower on corn, and 4.25 cents lower on May on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to country...
COVID-19 has people looking for self-sufficient ways, like egg production, to put food on the table. Purchases of hens for egg production increased as the pandemic created food scarcity issues at local markets. Here are some tips from Craig Coufal, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 2 to 4 cents lower on grain sorghum; 5 to 6 cents higher on wheat; 1 to 3 cents lower on corn.   The May contract closed 1.50 cents lower on corn, and 4.75 cents higher on May on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to...
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer its award-winning Ranchers Agricultural Leasing Workshop as an online course available anytime. “Given the popularity of our live Ranchers Leasing Workshop events, we receive more requests for and interest in programs than we are able to...
The 2020 Hemphill County Texas A&M AgriLife Beef Cattle Conference has been rescheduled for Sept. 1-2. The conference will be in the Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St., Canadian. “While we must delay in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe the show must go on,” said Andy Holloway, Texas A...
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s North Region family and community health agents are initiating a five-week Mindful Mondays online series beginning April 9. The program is free, but those planning to attend must register online by April 8 to receive further instructions. “We will be...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 9 to 11 cents lower on grain sorghum; 18 cents lower on wheat; 5 to 7 cents lower on corn.  The May contract closed 6.00 cents lower on corn, and 18.00 cents lower on May on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to country...
Cotton acreage continues to boom in the High Plains north of Interstate 40, more than doubling in the past five years. And whether that is due to water savings or projections for improved profitability, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists don’t foresee a slowdown in growth in the...

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