Agriculture

Wheat has long been grown on the Texas High Plains, but fewer producers are taking the crop to grain harvest, opting instead to cash in on diverse forage options for livestock producers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. While summer annual forages, including corn and...
Although the videos are tailored toward the High Plains and Rolling Plains producers, there are videos that provide great insights for producers across Texas, said Emi Kimura, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Vernon. The series of nine videos range anywhere from about 10 to 90 minutes and can...
Producers will find the North Region Beef Cattle Conference online beginning May 5, with six segments offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service North Region agents and specialists. The North Region covers District 1 and District 2, headquartered in Amarillo and Lubbock, respectively....
Challenges and uncertainties are synonymous with farming and ranching. To say these are challenging, uncertain times is an understatement. But, as is their inherent nature, farmers and ranchers will certainly adapt and persevere, and we at USDA are here to help them.   Our USDA Service Centers are...
Cotton – we touch it every day. From clothes to medical supplies to animal feed, cotton continues to increase in quality. A recent collaborative, including Texas A&M researchers, is making sure this amazing crop, and thus the products made from it, will continue to be efficiently bred, grown...
The Gray County 4-H is making some changes to their Annual Spring Geraniums Fund Raiser this year.   Due to COVID-19, we will be taking orders by e-mail and phone and Credit/Debit Card payments only.   The orders have to be placed with the Gray County Extension Office no later than May 13th.  ...
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2020 – Agricultural producers now have more time to repay Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The loans now mature at 12 months rather than...
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...

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