New AgriLife Extension dairy specialist located in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Juan Piñeiro, 806-677-5600, juan.pineiro@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Dr. Juan Piñeiro, veterinarian, joined the faculty at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in…

“Every dollar the party has comes from donors. Donors who are trusting us to use their funds as wisely and effectively as possible.” By Jean McIver Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN,…

Trump barrels into G-7 summit, ready to fight US allies

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — Bruising for a fight, President Donald Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, confronting longtime U.S. allies over a burgeoning trade dispute and…

The Latest: WH calls Trump's meetings at G-7 positive

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the annual Group of Seven meeting of industrialized nations (all times local): Source: Business – The Eagle

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 30, 2018

Texas citrus growers produce bumper crop for 2018 Writer: Adam Russell, 903-348-4914, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Juan Anciso, 956-968-5581, j-anciso@tamu.edu WESLACO – Texas citrus growers produced a bumper 2017-2018 crop, and…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 22, 2018

Corn, sorghum producers face weather, market uncertainties Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, jmwelch@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Corn and sorghum producers could be in for a…

Vegetable Spring Field Day in Uvalde draws producers

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Daniel Leskovar, 830-278-9151, Daniel.Leskovar@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE – More than 80 agricultural producers and those in agriculture-related businesses attended the recent Vegetable Spring Field Day…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 8, 2018

Interest in alternative crops remains steady despite lower prices for some Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Calvin Trostle, 806-746-6101, ctrostle@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – Oilseed crops like sunflowers and canola…

Texas A&M AgriLife’s novel winter-hardy hibiscus hybrids hitting U.S. market

Summer Spice Hibiscus Brandy Bleu (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo) Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu VERNON – The 2018 Summer Spice Hardy Hibiscus collection by Texas A&M AgriLife Research…

Brush Country Beef 706: Three-part series for beef cattle producers

Session locations will be Three Rivers, Floresville, College Station Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Warren Kopplin, 361-449-1703 or warren.kopplin@ag.tamu.edu THREE RIVERS — The Texas Beef Council and the Texas…

Joins Sen. Lee in support of First Amendment Defense Act  Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding his support for the…

U.S. Representatives John Culberson Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill into law. Representatives John Culberson (TX-07), Henry Cuellar (TX-28),…

Texas Republicans reject hypocrisy, wasted resources & dishonest mailers    Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “I think the Republican Party has gone too knee-jerk right in Texas. There are a…

Two men in Texas immigration detention are undergoing treatment after being bitten by a bat

Two immigrants in a South Texas detention center suffered bat bites earlier this week, and at least one is undergoing treatment “just in case the bat was rabid,” the immigrant’s…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 6, 2018

Dry conditions continue to hamper wheat progress Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-862-1412, cbneely@tamu.eduDr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, Jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As wheat comes out of dormancy…

Judge explains order halting Louisiana pipeline construction

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge who halted construction of a crude oil pipeline through a Louisiana swamp says the project’s irreversible environmental damage outweighs the economic harm…

Tax refund, or How to lose your remaining cash

Every year, vast numbers of people around the globe relish the delightful prospect of filling out tax returns, applying for tax refunds, etc. Given that tax authorities and their taxpayers…

Parts of the state enter wildfire season earlier than usual

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Andy Vestal, 979-229-5710, t-vestal@exchange.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Wildfire season has arrived earlier than usual due to high fuel availability, drought and other environmental…

President’s State of the Union Address to emphasize helping Hispanics & Blacks, as liberal Democrat leaders intensify opposition (Spanish below) Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Political Analyst Adryana Aldeen…

Drought returns to Texas just months after Hurricane Harvey floods state

Billy Bob Brown has been farming in the Amarillo area for nearly half a century, and this is the longest dry spell he’s ever seen. The region hasn’t received measurable rainfall in more than 100 days,…