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  • Trade, immigration and the tax extender package were among the topics Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening discussed with congressional leaders on a trip to Washington, D.C. this week.

TFB president talks trade, ag issues with Congress

July 12th, 2019|

By Julie Tomascik Editor Trade, immigration and the tax extender package were among the topics Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening discussed with congressional leaders on a trip to Washington, D.C. this week. “Texas agriculture depends on trade,” Boening said. “We talk about trade a lot with our elected leaders on the state and federal [...]

  • USDA scientists and researchers reported 320 new inventions in 2018.

Deadline to report spring-seeded crops is July 15

July 12th, 2019|

Texas farmers have until July 15 to report spring-seeded crops to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices and crop insurance agents. Filing a timely crop acreage report is important for maintaining eligibility for USDA conservation, disaster assistance, safety net, crop insurance and farm loan programs. A crop acreage report [...]

June 21, 2019

June 23rd, 2019|

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: the outcome of bills previously discussed in Austin Newsletter Click here to read the recap of the legislative session.

  • aphid-resistant sorghum

Study evaluates gene expressions in sugarcane aphid-resistant sorghum

June 5th, 2019|

By Macie Clugston Communications Intern Sugarcane aphid outbreaks in grain sorghum were first reported in 2013. Since then, research has been conducted to learn more about the pests, including a new study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research to evaluate gene expressions in sugarcane aphid-resistant sorghum varieties. Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, AgriLife Research entomologist, and a team [...]

  • pesticide waste

Ag pesticide waste disposal day set in Coryell County

June 5th, 2019|

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor Currently, an organized statewide collection for disposal of agricultural pesticide waste in Texas does not exist. But Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in collaboration with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), is hosting a collection event Thursday, June 13, in Coryell County. There is no cost for any Central Texas [...]

  • conservation

Funding available for wildlife, bird conservation

June 5th, 2019|

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) as part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) efforts supported by the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture (OPJV) - Grassland Restoration Incentives Program (GRIP) Partnership. This special RCPP EQIP initiative is open to applicants in the following [...]

  • pond maintenance

Tips for pond maintenance this summer

June 4th, 2019|

By Macie Clugston TFB Communications Intern As temperatures increase across the state and as summer nears, it’s important for landowners to maintain healthy ponds and fish populations. Dr. Todd Sink, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension aquaculture specialist, said proper pond maintenance increases fish productivity and avoids fish kills. “Summer is coming,” Sink said. “Right now is [...]

  • FSA county committee

FSA county committee nominations open June 14

June 4th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) awarded more than $207,000 in scholarships to graduating high school students and enrolled college students this spring. “Between tuition, housing and school supplies, it can be expensive to attend trade schools, colleges and universities,” Whit Weems, TFB director of Organization, said. “These scholarships are our way [...]

  • scholarship winners

TFB awards more than $207,000 in scholarships

June 4th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) awarded more than $207,000 in scholarships to graduating high school students and enrolled college students this spring. “Between tuition, housing and school supplies, it can be expensive to attend trade schools, colleges and universities,” Whit Weems, TFB director of Organization, said. “These scholarships are our way [...]

  • meat prices

Seasonal meat prices decline after Memorial Day

June 3rd, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Traditional summertime grilling meats are seeing prices fall after the Memorial Day weekend, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Most meat prices increased as the first summer holiday approached, which is traditionally expected, Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist, said. “Stores and restaurants were stocking up for [...]