Producer participant study meeting set June 7-8 in Waco

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Alex McIntosh, 979-84-8525, w-mcintosh@tamu.edu WACO – Researchers from Texas A&M University’s soil and crop sciences, agricultural economics and sociology departments are meeting…

After anti-wall website launches on the border, Texas Farm Bureau fires off cease-and-desist letter

A group of Texans that has opened up a new front in the battle against President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the southern border have already prompted one interest group to…

Master Marketer series set for Waco in 2018

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, jmwelch@tamu.edu WACO – The 2018 Master Marketer series, which assists farmers and ranchers in developing marketing plans to increase gross…

What does Trump's repeal of environmental rules mean for Texas?

Earlier this week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency will seek to repeal the Clean Power Plan — President Barack Obama’s signature effort to combat climate…

Man of the Year recipients named during recent AgriLife Extension agent fete

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Tommy Yeater, 432-264-2236, t-yeater@tamu.edu ODESSA – The Texas County Agricultural Agents Association recognized seven individuals with “Man of the Year” awards during a…

Workshop for farm, ranch women set for September, October in Stephenville

Risk management, decision-making focus of program Contact: Dr. Jason Johnson, 254-968-4144, jljohnson@tamu.edu; Lonnie Jenschke, 254-965-1460, lonnie.jenschke@ag.tamu.edu Donna White, 254-965-1460, dwhite@ag.tamu.edu STEPHENVILLE – New U.S. census data indicates the number of…

‘Flame and Fortune,’ AgriLife Extension offers Prescribed Burn School July 13-14 in San Angelo

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Morgan Russell, 325-657-7313, Morgan.Russell@ag.tamu.edu  Jaime Tankersley 325-450-7025, jtankers4@yahoo.com                 SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Prescribed…

Hay day set for May 4 in Young County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Justin Rogers, 940-549-0737, Justin.rogers@ag.tamu.edu GRAHAM – The Young County Hay Day sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held May 4 in…

Yezak, Stallman honored at Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership reception in Austin

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu AUSTIN – The Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program, also known as TALL, honored Jennifer Yezak and Bob Stallman for contributions to agriculture at a reception…

Texas Forest Country planning Stronger Economies Together program

Contact: Rebekka Dudensing, 979-845-1719, rmdudensing@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A group of East Texas counties in the Texas Forest Country region has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural…

Brown County Ag Day slated for April 26

  AgriLife Extension event set for Brown County Fairgrounds Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu   Contact: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu   BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service annual…

AgriLife Extension sets March 24 cotton conference in Coyanosa

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: David Disselhorst, 432-336-2541, david.disselhorst@ag.tamu.edu COYANOSA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a cotton conference on March 24 at the Coyanosa…

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for March 3 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3 in Lampasas. The free program is for area…

After Outcry, Miller Delays Hikes on Agriculture Fees

In response to widespread concerns from state lawmakers and the agriculture community, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller will wait to hike fees on many licenses, registrations and services that his agency…

Patrick Calls on Miller to Halt Fee Hikes

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a response from Agriculture Commissioner  Sid Miller’s office.  Add Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to the growing list of those exhorting Sid Miller to halt…

Ag Agency's Fee Hikes Plant Seeds of Discontent

Sid Miller says he is no fan of fees. “I hate fees probably just about as bad as anybody,” the self-described hardline fiscal conservative said in an interview. “Part of the…

In Red River Dispute, "A Cloud Over This Land"

Decades after Tommy Henderson first asked the federal government to return land in Texas along the Red River that his family had tended since the early days of the Civil War, a…

High Court Might Clarify Water and Surface Rights

Last summer, Brian and Rosie Talbot found their dream ranchette. The 20-acre property in northeast Lee County, near Caldwell, backed up to a creek and was mostly wooded but featured…