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Converting benefits of manure to methane

STEPHENVILLE – New research by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists shows biochar has potential to make anaerobic digestion of animal manure a more efficient method to rid farms of waste while … more

WOODS, WATERS and WILDLIFE

Just as the calm that often occurs as the eye of a hurricane passes overhead is misleading, don’t let the warmer weather since last week’s frigid temperatures make you think winter is over. … more

Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day Feb. 2 at Cat Spring

CAT SPRING – The 26th annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day will be 9-4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road in Cat Spring. Registration is $35 at the door … more

Food Handlers Course slated for Jan. 31 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will present a Food Handlers Permit Course at 6 p.m. Jan. 31. The course will be held at the AgriLife Extension Bexar … more

Pesticide resistant, crop threatening whiteflies found in Texas

OVERTON – A pesticide-resistant population of common plant-damaging whiteflies has been found in Texas, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Whiteflies are sucking, … more

AgriLife Extension to offer Grass Grazing and Animal Management School in Pampa

PAMPA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer an 11-month Grass Grazing and Animal Management School beginning Feb. 5 in Pampa. The school will meet from 1-5 p.m. the first Monday … more

Two fruit tree seminars set for January in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Two free seminars on fruit trees will be presented in January by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in collaboration with two well-known nurseries in San Antonio, program … more

Prescribed fire practitioners have new tools at their fingertips

SAN ANGELO – As prescribed fire gains popularity as a range management tool, so does the need for up-to-the-minute information. To meet the growing need, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 Receipts – 784 compared to 1,252 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $180-250 300-400 lbs - … more

Fourth Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting features discussions of meat trends

COLLEGE STATION – Texas barbecue owners and pitmasters from across the Lone Star state gathered at Texas A&M University in College Station recently for the Fourth Texas Barbecue Town Hall … more

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo educational commitment tops $450 million

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo released its annual educational commitment for 2018, awarding more than $26.7 million to support young Texans and statewide educational programs. This brings the … more

National pest control pros scurry to Texas Rodent Academy

DALLAS — Pest control professionals from companies in Utah, Georgia, New York and across Texas converged in Dallas for three days to train alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologists on … more

Livestock Report

For Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 Receipts – 1,252 compared to 1,229 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-270 300-400 lbs - $180-215 400-500 lbs. - … more

Water quality training Jan. 26 in Brenham to focus on Mill Creek watershed

BRENHAM – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and management related to the Mill Creek watershed will be from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 26. The workshop will be in the Washington County … more

One-page guide offers plant selection, care tips

DALLAS – A few simple practices can give outdoor plants a chance to survive the coming freeze, but picking the right plants ahead of planting is the best defense against low winter … more

Give poinsettias a healthy home for the holidays and beyond

OVERTON – The bright, crimson red holiday ornamental plant staple – the poinsettia – has a few needs to help it thrive throughout the holidays, according to Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M … more

Path to the Plate: Wading through food labels, marketing strategies

AMARILLO – Consumers can be confused by all the labels and marketing in the grocery store, but the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is rolling out a new program aimed at clearing the … more

Sealy FFA roars loudly at state competition

Members of the Sealy FFA Chapter traveled to Huntsville Dec. 1 to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development events. Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 Receipts – 1,229 compared to 1,812 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-250 300-400 lbs - … more
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