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  • American beef

American beef faces new competition in China

July 11th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter The People’s Republic of China is re-opening its doors to beef imports from other countries, which could mean additional competition for American beef. After more than 15 years, China announced June 24 it is lifting the ban on imports of beef from France and the United Kingdom. France and China [...]

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China, U.S. threaten new tariffs

July 11th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter The United States is moving forward with tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese exports. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer said this latest round of tariffs are a result of China’s implementation of new tariffs on U.S. exports last week. “As a result of China’s retaliation and failure [...]

  • pecan

Good growing conditions could result in large pecan crop

July 10th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Conditions have been good for pecan growers this year, and while the crop is still in the middle of growing season, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert believes it will be a big year. Monte Nesbitt, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, said the Texas pecan crop should be one of the [...]

  • beef it's what's for dinner

NCBA relaunches ‘Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner’

July 10th, 2018|

By Haley Herzog TFB Communications Intern The National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) is relaunching the iconic “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” brand to a new generation of consumers through digital media outreach efforts. America was first introduced to the famous tagline and the sweet sound of Aaron Copeland rodeo music playing in the background more [...]

  • battleground to breaking ground

Sign up for new ag business planning program

July 9th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter Interested in starting or growing a farm, ranch or rural business? Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Battleground to Breaking Ground program is now accepting applications for its online business planning course designed for military personnel and their families, veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers and anyone interested in agriculture. “It’s open [...]

MaKayla Arthur

June 4th, 2018|

MaKayla Arthur Crosby County District 2 MaKayla Arthur, a Crosby County Farm Bureau member, is the 2018 S.M. True Jr. Agricultural Scholar Award recipient. Arthur, who is pursuing a degree in Agricultural Services and Development at Tarleton State University, has a history of leadership and service to agriculture. In college, she has served as ABC Pro [...]

  • trade

U.S. tariffs prompt trade threats from EU, Canada, Mexico

June 1st, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter Canada, Mexico and the European Union (EU) are threatening new tariffs on American exports following an announcement Thursday the United States will not offer another exemption to a 25-percent tariff on imported steel and a 10-percent tariff on imported aluminum. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters the president decided [...]

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Mini horses, big thanks at secretaries luncheon

June 1st, 2018|

Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) District 10 administrative staff gathered in Buda for a secretary appreciation luncheon—with a twist. As attendees dined on barbecue in the front yard, miniature horses grazed nearby. The event was held at the Little America Miniature Horse Farm, which is owned by Hays County Farm Bureau members Tony and Carol Greaves. [...]

  • veterans

USDA, Texas A&M partner to get veterans ag loans

June 1st, 2018|

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service to help military veterans obtain loans and pursue careers as farmers and ranchers. Perdue joined local dignitaries, members of the Armed Forces, veterans and community leaders Thursday, May 31, at the Dallas Farmers [...]

  • SpicyPeachGrilledChicken

Spicy Peach Grilled Chicken recipe

June 1st, 2018|