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Post-emergent herbicide timing key in corn production

AMARILLO – Weed control in corn is important to profitability, but producers need to be aware of herbicide application timing, said Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist … more

Austin County Livestock Association honors local students

Three outstanding Austin County students each received $1,000 scholarships from the Austin County Livestock Association at the annual association meeting on June 7 at the Cat Spring Agricultural … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Receipts – 957 compared to 577 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $165-200 300-400 lbs. - … more

Horticulture field day to feature hundreds of ornamental varieties

OVERTON – The 2018 East Texas Horticultural Field Day will feature more than 500 ornamental plant and vegetable trial varieties for public viewing, along with presentations by experts at the Texas … more

USDA to help veterans seeking agriculture loans, careers

DALLAS – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last month a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service to help … more

USDA reopens application period for producers recovering from cattle loss, disasters

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, … more

Stewardship workshop for Texas landowners and contractors June 15 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – A brush management and land stewardship training workshop will be held June 15 in Lampasas in an effort to enhance environmental sustainability, contractor profitability and landowner … more

AgriLife Extension offers hurricane preparedness, recovery information

COLLEGE STATION – With June 1 marking the start of hurricane season, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is reminding Texans the agency provides a wealth of disaster and emergency preparedness … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Receipts – 577 compared to 869 last week Trend – Steady on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $160-200 300-400 … more

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awards nearly $1.6 million to area Go Texan scholars

Matthias Litzmann of Sealy was awarded a scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, presented during the Area Go Texan Scholarship Banquet, Thursday, May 17, at the NRG Center in … more

Texas A&M Summer Horsemanship Schools enter 46th year

COLLEGE STATION – More than 100 former Texas A&M University Summer Horsemanship School instructors gathered as part of a reunion weekend to celebrate 46 consecutive years of the program at Texas … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Receipts – 869 compared to 861 last week Trend – Compared to last week steady to a little lower Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – … more

Austin County Livestock Assoc. meeting set

“Does my truck and trailer meet all federal regulations?” will be the program for the 68th annual meeting of the Austin County Livestock Association. Randy Stavinoha, patrolman with the Texas … more

Council officers elected

Austin County 4-H Council Members elected their officers for the 2018-19 year during a May 1 meeting. The meeting was chaired by Mackenzie Burke, 4-H Council second vice president, of Bellville 4-H. … more

Wills and trust: Are you prepared?

Extension Education Association of Austin County, which is a direct part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, sponsored an educational program titled “Wills and Trust” May 10 at the … more

Bellville students walk across Texas

Bellville Independent School District recently concluded its Walk Across Texas event. At the end of the eighth week, 115,943 miles were racked up by the students and their families. Texas A&M … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Receipts – 861 compared to 1,052 last week Trend – Lower Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $175-225 300-400 lbs. - … more

FFA hosts award banquet

The Sealy FFA club hosted its end-of-the-year awards banquet at the Sealy High School to recognize the students’ and faculty’s efforts throughout the year. Family, faculty and friends were in … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Receipts – 1,052 compared to 964 last week Trend – Mostly steady with some classes a little lower Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – … more

Woods, Waters and Wildlife

You might say my wife, Vicky, and I are easily entertained. Most May evenings at about dusk, we can be found sitting quietly on the back deck, staring across the narrow back yard at a tallow tree … more
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