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  • trich

Observation, vaccination key to preventing trich

November 21st, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter A single case of trichomoniasis can have significant impacts on a cow-calf herd, but there’s good news. It’s preventable. “In my time as a veterinarian, I have never seen a disease that brings economic devastation to a cow-calf producer like trichomoniasis,” Dr. John Davidson, senior associate director of Beef Professional [...]

  • Texas Agricultural Memorial Day

Texas Ag Memorial Day honors farmers, ranchers

November 20th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist The third annual Texas Agricultural Memorial Day recognized Texas farmers and ranchers who dedicated their lives to agriculture. The event, which took place at the Texas Capitol in Austin on Nov. 19, honored the men and women who lost their lives or were seriously injured as the result of an [...]

TWDB accepts entries for Rain Catcher Award

November 20th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Water conservation remains at the forefront for the Lone Star State, especially for those in agriculture. To promote water conservation and new advancements in technology, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is currently accepting applications for the Texas Rain Catcher Award, which also recognizes excellence in the application of rainwater [...]

  • tariffs

Event highlights tariffs’ negative impacts on ag

November 19th, 2018|

By Gary Joiner TFB Radio Network Manager Agriculture is bearing the brunt of trade retaliation at a time when farmers are already facing low commodity prices, high input costs and unpredictable weather. And tariffs are having a negative impact on agriculture. That was the message delivered by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Secretary-Treasurer Scott Frazier at [...]

  • rural

USDA announces investment in rural electric infrastructure

November 19th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues its plan to improve rural America by announcing an investment in rural electric utility infrastructure projects. The plan will invest $1.6 billion in 46 projects to improve elective reliability and resilience across 24 states, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett [...]

  • pecan pie

It’s not Thanksgiving without pecan pie

November 16th, 2018|

  • dairy labeling

Dairy labeling standards need enforcement

November 16th, 2018|

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor Labeling nut and plant-based products as “milk” confuses consumers and financially damages dairy farms across the nation, according to Texas Farm Bureau (TFB). TFB, dairy organizations and other agricultural groups are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce labeling standards. “Non-dairy products have piggy-backed on the [...]

  • soybean

Soybean crop still met with challenges

November 16th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Despite a potential record year for soybeans in 2018, growers could still face challenges from ongoing trade negotiations, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) experts. The recent soybean forecast dropped two percent from October projections, but a record 4.6 billion-bushel crop is still predicted. A combination of smaller-than-expected supplies [...]

  • Excellence in Agriculture

Excellence in Agriculture finalist: Ardy Tiner

November 15th, 2018|