Cattle tick, handling demonstrations featured at 47th South Texas Cow-Calf Clinic

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRENHAM – Ranchers working cattle this fall and winter, or surveying pastures and wildlife, need to be mindful of ticks harboring on livestock and forage…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 30, 2018

Texas experiences record-setting wet fall 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 weather conditions emerged from one of the hottest, driest summers…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today after the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected Texas State Senator Peter P. Flores, R-Pleasanton. Flores…

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…

AgriLife Extension provides livestock assistance in response to Hurricane Florence

Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has deployed the first of two animal strike response teams to North Carolina to provide…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Hispanic Republicans of Texas (HRT) PAC congratulates Pete Flores on winning the Texas Senate District 19 Special Election Runoff. “Pete Flores has proven…

South Texas Risk Management Workshop set for Oct. 3 in Sinton

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jason Ott, 361-767-5217, jason.ott@ag.tamu.edu SINTON – Agricultural producers looking for answers related to today’s commodity prices should plan to attend the South Texas Risk…

College Station Man Accused Of Apologizing To Bryan Armed Robbery Victim

A College Station man is accused of apologizing while committing an armed robbery at a Bryan business. 23 year old Alexander Castillo was arrested about one hour after Bryan police…

As Hurricane Florence bears down on East Coast, Texas faces flooding from Gulf Coast disturbance

A wide swath of Texas could experience flooding from a Gulf Coast disturbance this weekend. National Weather Service Hurricane Florence is smashing the East Coast with near 100-mph sustained winds…

PART II: Museums provide wide array of programs for schools, adults, summer camps & families. Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — In my article two weeks ago, we discussed some of the…

PART I: Museums contribute to Tourism, Knowledge & Coastal Bend Economy Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Over the next several weeks, I would like to take the opportunity to…

Hidalgo County 4-H members recognized at 2018 4-H Roundup

July 18, 2018 Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-467-6575, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Luis Saldana, 956-968-5581, luis.saldana@ag.tamu.edu WESLACO – Four Hidalgo County 4-H’ers were standouts at the 2018 Texas 4-H Roundup held recently in…

Summer Foods Summer Meals program feeds, educates South Texas youths

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Melissa De Leon, 956-383-5721, Melissa.DeLeon@ag.tamu.edu SOUTH TEXAS — An ongoing free meal program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is nourishing the bodies and minds of…

Beef cattle production seminar June 28 at Weslaco

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu WESLACO – South Texas beef producers will learn more about the outlook for the cattle market outlook and adding value to marketing their livestock…

Tours immigrant detention facilities, holds roundtable discussion with local officials at Weslaco Border Patrol Station Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – (WESLACO, Texas) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – With House passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement: “The Tax Cuts and Jobs…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 5, 2018

Crop, cattle conditions declining around much of the state Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Curtis Adams, 940-552-9941, curtis.adams@ag.tamu.edu Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, 979-862-2248, n-g@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Emerging drought…

Tackling mosquito, tick problems in Texas

Experts convene as part of Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Ragsdale, 979-845-2510, dragsdale@tamu.edu WESLACO – With ticks posing an…

Cleere, Bracher, Winters inducted into Texas A&M agricultural economics honor registry

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu    COLLEGE STATION – Kirk Cleere (’81), Paul Bracher (’78) and David Winters (’64) have been inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 1, 2018

Lack of rain and low temperatures hinder warm-season crops 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 – State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station,…