‘China is, in my judgment, the greatest long-term geopolitical rival to the United States’ Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) member of the Senate Foreign Relations…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AUSTIN)—Former judge and Texas Congressman Ted Poe has published an op-ed in the Texas Tribune urging state lawmakers to leave bail decisions in the…

Northeast Panhandle Cotton Conference set April 2 in Perryton

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Scott Strawn, 806-435-4501, sstrawn@ag.tamu.edu   PERRYTON – The Northeast Panhandle Cotton Conference will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service April 2 at…

By Derek Hunter Fear is a great motivator, as is anger. Those two emotions are among the most powerful and destructive feelings that human beings can experience. Politicians use them,…

AgriLife Extension’s Reagan County Ag Day set March 26 in Big Lake

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Melissa Holt, 325- 884-2335, Melissa.Holt@ag.tamu.ed   BIG LAKE — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Reagan County Ag Day will take place March 26 from…

Northeast Panhandle Grain Sorghum Conference set Feb. 26 in Perryton

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Scott Strawn, 806-435-4501, sstrawn@ag.tamu.edu PERRYTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Ochiltree, Hansford and Lipscomb counties will host the Northeast Panhandle Grain…

AgriLife Extension study: Forage sorghum silage viable option with sugarcane aphid control

Forage sorghum comparison of freshly harvested chop length. Left sample represents heavily infested forage sorghum while right sample represents the forage sorghum with low levels of sugarcane aphid damage. (Texas…

Chafer used Remexi malware to spy on Iran-based foreign diplomatic entities

Executive Summary Throughout the autumn of 2018 we analyzed a long-standing (and still active at that time) cyber-espionage campaign that was primarily targeting foreign diplomatic entities based in Iran. The…

Institute to hold water quality meeting Feb. 19 in Rogers

Water testing at Big Elm Creek. (Texas Water Resources Institute photo) ROGERS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting Feb. 19 in Rogers for anyone…

High Plains Cotton Conference set Feb. 1 in Spearman

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Kristy Slough, 806-878-4026, klslough@ag.tamu.edu SPEARMAN – The High Plains Cotton Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held Feb. 1 at…

Top of Texas Cotton Conference set for Jan. 28 in Pampa

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Danny Nusser, 806-677-5600, dnusser@ag.tamu.edu PAMPA – The multi-county Top of Texas Cotton Conference will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on…

Pre-plant producer meeting set for Jan. 30 in Canyon

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. J. D. Ragland, 806-468-5543, j-ragland@tamu.edu CANYON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will conduct the annual Pre-Plant Producer Update Meeting…

Congressman Michael T. McCaul Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – As we approach the start of the 116th Congress, I am looking forward to the beginning of my new role…

Longtime AgriLife Research economist Dr. James Richardson to retire

Originator of farm simulation model used to analyze farm bills since 1980s Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Since the mid-1980s, the simulation model developed by a…

Winter silage program Dec. 18 in Dublin

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jennifer Spencer, 254-968-4144 ext. 233, jennifer.spencer@ag.tamu.edu DUBLIN – A winter silage program Dec. 18 in Dublin will cover a variety of topics related…

Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences banquet awards seven alumni for outstanding achievements

Media Contact: Laura Muntean, 979-847-9211, laura.muntean@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Three Outstanding Early Career Alumni awards and four Outstanding Alumni awards were given recently at the Texas A&M University College of…

Texas Farm Credit to sponsor Texas A&M ag economics entrepreneurship symposium

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION –Texas Farm Credit will sponsor the annual Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program symposium, a signature event of the Texas A&M University department of agricultural…

Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting set for Dec. 11 in Claude

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Derek Williamson, 806-226-3021, mikeal.williamson@ag.tamu.edu CLAUDE – The annual Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held…

Outdated Medicaid Rolls may tell us something about outdated Voter Rolls By Dr. Merrill Matthews Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The governor’s election in Georgia has led to charges…

AgriLife Extension provides information on biopesticides

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Ed Bynum, 806-677-5600, ebynum@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Producers may have additional biological pesticides to add to their arsenal of control methods for pests such as…