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  • U.S. beef

Demand for U.S. beef remains strong

August 8th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter Despite recent trade uncertainty, global demand for U.S. beef continues to climb at a record pace. In June, a record 90,745 metric tons of beef muscle cuts from the United States were exported to other countries. That’s up 15 percent from June 2017. Total beef export volume in June was [...]

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U.S., China announce new tariffs on exports

August 8th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter About $32 billion dollars in goods from the United States and the People’s Republic of China face new or increased tariffs in August following a pair of announcements Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of 279 Chinese exports valued at $16 billion that [...]

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Texas receives FEMA grant for Harvey recovery

August 8th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is set to receive $76.7 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as reimbursement for managing a program in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Lauren Hersh, external affairs officer with FEMA, said the GLO is receiving the grant because it supervised the Partial [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]