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Path to the Plate: Wading through food labels, marketing strategies

AMARILLO – Consumers can be confused by all the labels and marketing in the grocery store, but the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is rolling out a new program aimed at clearing the … more

Sealy FFA roars loudly at state competition

Members of the Sealy FFA Chapter traveled to Huntsville Dec. 1 to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development events. Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 Receipts – 1,229 compared to 1,812 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-250 300-400 lbs - … more

More free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are offering additional free water testing for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 Receipts – 1,812 compared to 1,322 last week Trend – Steady to higher Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-240 300-400 lbs - … more

Winter wheat feasible cover crop for Rolling Plains cotton

VERNON – Interest in using cover crops to improve soil health continues to grow in the Texas Rolling Plains region, but the nagging concern of reductions in soil moisture and effects on yields of … more

Low grain prices bad for farmers but good for livestock producers

COLLEGE STATION – Plentiful grain supplies likely mean low crop prices for farmers but lower costs for livestock producers looking for feed options through winter, said a Texas A&M AgriLife … more

Basic recipe alterations can make for more healthful holiday meals

COLLEGE STATION – Holiday meals can be healthier and taste just as good by using some basic recipe substitutions or alterations, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The sugar, … more

Texas A&M AgriLife hosts ‘Plan to control your aging years’ educational program

Recently, the Austin County Extension Education Association sponsored an educational program conducted by one of its members during the month of November entitled “Plan to Control Your Aging Years … more

‘Saddle Up’ trail ride surpasses fundraising goal

Lives are being changed, thanks to the therapeutic horsemanship program offered by Houston-based SIRE. A recent event in Cat Spring, the 25th annual “Saddle Up for SIRE” trail ride raised a … more

4-H council gets special treat

At the recent Austin County 4-H Council meeting, 4-H had the distinct pleasure of having a very special guest speaker in their midst. Their guest speaker at the November Council meeting was Sealy’s … more

Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities

COLLEGE STATION – A new discovery is providing scientists a better understanding of how rainfall is shared beneficially by the plant community and the human population, in “It’s going to be … more

Blinn College livestock judging team places second at North American International Livestock Exposition

The Blinn College livestock judging team recently placed second at the North American International Livestock Exposition livestock judging competition in Louisville, Ky. Blinn’s sophomore … more

Calf market trends, forage production highlight clinic

BRENHAM – Beef cattle producers from throughout the South Central Texas region learned more about producing calves that fit the current market as well as enhancing forage production throughout the … more

Livestock Report Four County Auction Center Inc.

For Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 Receipts – 1,322 compared to 1,134 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $185-220 300-400 lbs. - $180-220 400-500 lbs. - … more

AgriLife Extension sets prospective grape grower workshop

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled the Prospective Grape Grower Workshop from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, … more

Rolling Plains applicator training set for Dec. 5 in Burkburnett

BURKBURNETT – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Wichita County will host the Rolling Plains Applicator Training Dec. 5 in the Wichita County Precinct 2 Shop, 102 W. College, … more

Livestock Report

Four County Auction Center Inc. Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 Receipts – 1,134 compared to 1,261 last week Trend – Steady to little higher on good active market Choice … more

Ranch sorting school, competition set for Dec. 9 in Jourdanton

JOURDANTON — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Atascosa County, Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championship and Cowboy Fellowship of Atascosa County will present the South Texas … more

Soil test drive planned for November

Growing better quality hay and pasture grass is a major goal of all hay and livestock producers.  Starting with a soil test is the most important step to determining the amount of fertilizer … more
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