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Ranchers leasing workshop set for Feb. 26

A ranchers leasing workshop covering grazing, hunting, and livestock leases is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, in Cat Spring by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The workshop addresses the … more

Small farms and vegetable conference scheduled for Feb. 23

The Horticulture Committee of Austin County will be sponsoring a Small Farms and Vegetable Conference on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Cat Spring Ag Society Hall. Registration will take place from 8:30 … more

AgriLife study sheds light on nodulation in legume crop

VERNON – Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are conducting several research projects to improve producers’ understanding of guar and the legume’s value to their operations in the Rolling Plains and … more

Local youth wins calf scramble at Fort Worth Stock Show

FORT WORTH - Kelsie Prazak, a member of Sealy FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 Receipts – 890 compared to 1,145 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-245 300-400 lbs. - … more

Trade negotiations critical to fuel future economic impact

AUSTIN – U.S. agricultural export trade reached $135 billion in 2016 as farm commodities were a big economic driver helping to feed a growing global population, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife … more

Livestock Report:

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 Receipts – 1,145 compared to 243 last week Trend – Higher on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-235 300-400 … more

QuailMasters sets final run registration

SAN ANGELO — QuailMasters 2018 has opened registration for its final run, it’s founder said. The series, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Wildlife … more

Cedar Bayou water quality training rescheduled for Feb. 8

MONT BELVIEU – Due to inclement weather, the Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou originally scheduled for Jan. 17 is postponed to Feb. 8, program … more

Agricultural leasing workshop set Feb. 26 in Cat Spring

CAT SPRING – The first of the 2018 Rancher Leasing Workshops series covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Feb. 26 in Cat … more

Livestock Report:

For Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 Receipts – 243 compared to 996 last week Trend – Higher Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-225 300-400 lbs. - $180-215 400-500 lbs. - … more

Austin County youth attend 2018 national 4-H/FFA roundup

DENVER – More than 1,000 youth from more than 33 states including Alberta, Canada, attended the Western National Roundup Jan. 4-7, 2018, in Denver. The conference, now in its 98th year, is held … more

WOODS, WATERS and WILDLIFE:

My first deer was a doe. Doe hunting was finally being accepted in the Hill Country. Earlier, when first proposed by Texas Parks and Wildlife, it had been a battle. Nearly half a century later, … more

Planting time for spring gardens is around the corner, so prep now

OVERTON – The time is now for East Texas vegetable gardeners to make preparations for planting early varieties and spring garden staples, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service … more

Camp Brisket helps novice pitmasters feed masses

COLLEGE STATION – Nothing beats good brisket and Texas barbecue, but smoking brisket on a barbecue pit can be a daunting task for the novice. “I love barbecuing in general, but the brisket is … more

Worksite wellness programming is focus of North Texas workshop

GRAPEVINE – A Jan. 16 workshop aims to help workplace administrators implement and monitor employee wellness programs. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service workshop, Building a Healthy … more

Livestock Report:

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 Receipts – 996 compared to 784 on Dec. 19, 2017 Trend – Steady to higher compared to last sale in December Choice Steer Calves 150-300 … more

Austin County 4-H has good showing at Food Challenge

Thirteen 13 Austin County 4-Hers participated Jan. 6 in the District 11 Food Show and Food Challenge competition in Victoria. The theme for this year’s activities was “Fresh from the Farm,” … more

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Feb. 22-23

KYLE/SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in Kyle and San … more

Water well screenings offered in January for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present free water well screenings in January for Aransas, Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria counties to give … more
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