Landowners get lowdown on ag law at AgriLife Extension program

200-plus attend new ‘Owning Your Piece of Texas’ program in San Antonio Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, 806-677-5668, tdowell@tamu.edu Dr. Blake Bennett, 972-231-5362, blake.bennett@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO…

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In June 2018, we came across an unusual set of samples spreading throughout South and Southeast Asian countries targeting diplomatic, government and military entities. The campaign, which may have started…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 4, 2019

Fruit season looks above average for producers UVALDE – Harvest has been peachy so far for fruit producers this season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Conditions…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 21, 2019

Carryover hay supplies tight with 2019 season off to slow start COLLEGE STATION – Texas’ carryover hay supplies are low, and production is off to a slow start due to…

To reduce catastrophic risks, projects should be completed before next disaster strikes AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — With only days remaining in the 2019 Legislative Session, lawmakers in both…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 14, 2019

Rainfall amounts double statewide average since April 1 A corn field stands in water following rains. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell) COLLEGE STATION – April showers…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 7, 2019

Texas corn off to good start COLLEGE STATION – The majority of planted Texas corn acres have emerged amid good soil moisture profiles to start the growing season, said a…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 30, 2019

Sorghum acres expected to decrease despite excellent growing conditions COLLEGE STATION – Sorghum acres are expected to decrease amid excellent growing conditions because of an ongoing trade dispute, said a…

A creek flowing to the Colorado River turned black. Now the state has sued the alleged polluter.

Skull Creek flows black as it crosses over a country road downstream from Inland Environmental & Remediation Inc. near Altair on April 14, 2019.  Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 16, 2019

Egg prices lower than last year, but could see seasonal spike COLLEGE STATION – Consumers could see a seasonal spike in egg prices as demand increases for baking and dying…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 9, 2019

Texas wheat acres looking good for grazing, grain, forage COLLEGE STATION – Texas wheat fields look good, but the next few months will determine yield outcomes, according to Texas A&M…

Lindsey Hendrix: Thanks for joining us for this bonus episode on Texas A&M Health Talk. Today we’re featuring a special recording from our friends at Blue Cross and Blue Shield…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 2, 2019

Texas fruit crop looks good following freeze COLLEGE STATION – Texas fruit crops appear set for a good year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Peach trees…

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 26, 2019

Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturist Patrick Dickinson offers landscape tips for spring. (Texas A&M agriLife photo by Gabe Saldana) Horticulturist: Plan before planting for best results Contact: Patrick Dickinson, 972-952-9673, Patrick.Dickinson@ag.tamu.edu…

“These bills will impact generations of Texans for years to come.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following unanimous passage of Senate…

Blaze Extinguished at Texas Petrochemicals Facility

HOUSTON (AP) – Crews have extinguished a fire that’s burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility. Intercontinental Terminals Company says the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as…

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 19, 2019

As beef cattle numbers rise, cull cow prices drop Even though beef cattle numbers have been increasing steadily, prices for cull cows have tumbled, reaching their lowest amount since 2009. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)…

UPDATE: Fire Breaks Out at a Houston-area Petrochemicals Terminal

Article from AP on Tuesday: HOUSTON (AP) — A large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality…

Fire Breaks Out at a Houston-area Petrochemicals Terminal

HOUSTON (AP) – Some Houston-area residents have been urged to remain indoors as a fire burns at a petrochemicals terminal. The fire started Sunday morning at Intercontinental Terminals Company in…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 12, 2019

Too dry or too wet, soil moisture levels delay plantings Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Contact: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, 979-862-2248, n-g@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Despite soggy conditions delaying crop…