Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 16, 2018

Nature, market forces made 2018 tough on Texas grain producers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Ronnie Schnell, 979-245-2935, ronschnell@tamu.edu Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, jmwelch@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas…

How Washington unleashed fossil-fuel exports and sold out on climate

The Trump White House has capitalized on fossil-fuel exports made possible by the Obama administration. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is shown here on Aug. 2, 2017 welcoming his predecessor, Ernest…

Chairs Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution hearing on threats to religious freedom in the United States and around the globe Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz…

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

10th Anniversary Celebrated Of Brazos Valley-Belgium Economic Development Partnership

As many as 21 corporations based in Belgium are interested in locating in the Bryan/College Station area. That was one of the takeaways from a trade mission held in the…

New trends in the world of IoT threats

Cybercriminals’ interest in IoT devices continues to grow: in H1 2018 we picked up three times as many malware samples attacking smart devices as in the whole of 2017. And…

#Resistance is warring on all fronts, reminding Americans why Trump was elected.  By Victor Davis Hanson Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Barack Obama decided that ex-presidents should attack current presidents, and…

China puts off licenses for US companies amid tariff battle

BEIJING (AP) — Amid a worsening tariff battle, China is putting off accepting license applications from American companies in financial services and other industries until Washington makes progress toward a…

Texas Crop and Weather – Sept. 11, 2018

El Niño weather patterns expected to bring wetter conditions through winter Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, 979-862-2248, n-g@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas is emerging from one…

China's trade surplus with US hits record $31 billion

BEIJING (AP) — China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to President…

US stocks are mixed as investors wait for trade news

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed after two days of losses as investors hope for positive developments between the U.S. and its two biggest trading partners, Canada…

China's JD.com: founder returns to Beijing after US arrest

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese e-commerce giant says its billionaire founder, Liu Qiangdong, has returned to China after earlier being arrested in the U.S. on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. …

US stocks are little changed as investors await trade news

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Friday morning after a late loss the day before. Stocks slid Thursday afternoon after Bloomberg News reported that the Trump administration…

Texas Keeps Landing New Businesses & Expanding Facilities By Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Economic development incentives are, of course, central to a lot of big deals —…

McCollum retires from AgriLife Extension livestock specialist position

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600, ted.mccollum@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Dr. Ted McCollum, who came to Texas A&M in 1995 and built what many describe as a “dynamic”…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 28, 2018

Texas rice farmers experiencing bumper 2018 Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Michael Orrin Way, 409-752-2741, moway@aesrg.tamu.edu            Dr. Lee Tarpley, 409-752-2741, ltarpley@tamu.edu BEAUMONT – Texas rice farmers are…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) joined the Department of Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, in hosting a roundtable with North Texas energy industry leaders on…

Thousands of people moved to let China build and protect the world’s largest telescope. And then the government drew in orders of magnitude more tourists, potentially undercutting its own science…

Scientists in China have used a cutting-edge Crispr technique to repair a disease-causing mutation in viable human embryos. Source: Science News

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top White House economic adviser confirms that China will send a trade envoy to Washington this month for talks to defuse an escalating dispute that threatens…