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  • Young farmers and ranchers who have a passion for agriculture and a determination to help solve issues facing agriculture are encouraged to apply for Texas Farm Bureau’s 2019 Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet.

YF&R Discussion Meet to highlight agricultural issues, topics

September 12th, 2019|

By Macie Clugston TFB Communications Intern Young farmers and ranchers who have a passion for agriculture and a determination to help solve issues facing agriculture are encouraged to apply for Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) 2019 Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Discussion Meet. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 1. “The Discussion Meet allows young farmers [...]

  • Seventy-two percent in tariffs on U.S. pork in China are costing U.S pig and hog farmers about $8 a head, according to the National Pork Producers Council.

Chinese tariffs weighing on U.S. pork industry

September 12th, 2019|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter Imagine paying more than 50 percent more for your daily coffee, the shirt on your back or even a car. If you could purchase the same item, for 50 percent less from another seller, would you? For most shoppers, it’s a no-brainer. And it’s a choice that buyers in the [...]

  • An online tool is available through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to help farmers with decisions regarding signup for safety net programs.

AgriLife offers decision tool to assist with farm program signups

September 12th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist An online tool is available through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to help farmers with decisions regarding signup for safety net programs. The 2018 Farm Bill Decision Aid tool helps farmers decide between the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, according to Dr. Justin Benavidez, [...]

  • Farmers and ranchers affected by natural disasters in 2019 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+).

USDA resources available for 2018, 2019 disasters

September 11th, 2019|

Farmers and ranchers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program begins Sept. 11. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty blow by extreme weather over the last several years, and 2019 is [...]

  • White, fluffy cotton boll to your favorite t-shirt and blue jeans. Take a look at this transformation on Texas Table Top.

Transformation Tuesday: From field to fabric

September 10th, 2019|

  • Just days before the next Roundup trial was slated to begin in Missouri, the Environmental Protection Agency sent notice to glyphosate registrants that it will no longer approve product labels claiming the herbicide causes cancer.

EPA reiterates glyphosate decision

September 10th, 2019|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter Just days before the next Roundup trial was slated to begin in Missouri, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent notice to glyphosate registrants that it will no longer approve product labels claiming the herbicide causes cancer. “It is irresponsible to require labels on products that are inaccurate when EPA knows [...]

  • Dairy Farmers of America is looking to recruit ag technology and dairy food products companies for its 2020 Accelerator program.

Mentorship program available for ag tech, dairy foods startups

September 10th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is looking to recruit ag technology and dairy food product companies for its 2020 Accelerator program. The program will mentor and grow the companies who are innovating the dairy and ag tech industries, DFA Director of Innovation Doug Dresslaer said. “For the food vertical, we’re [...]

  • Texas teachers attended several TFB workshops this summer to learn how to apply agricultural concepts in their classrooms.

Teachers learn about agriculture through TFB workshops

September 9th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist School may have been out for summer, but that didn’t stop Texas teachers from learning as they attended several teacher workshops hosted by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB). Teachers in kindergarten through high school classrooms, along with agricultural science teachers, attended regional workshops. Agricultural science teachers attended the Mini Ag Institute [...]

  • Grain sorghum, with the ability to adapt to its climate, could potentially suppress soil nitrification and have lower nitrogen emissions.

AgriLife works to develop climate-smart sorghum

September 9th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Grain sorghum, with the ability to adapt to its climate, could potentially suppress soil nitrification and have lower nitrogen emissions, Dr. Nithya Rajan, Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop physiologist and principal investigator, said. Thanks to a $500,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture [...]

  • Farmers and ranchers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must sign up for either program by March 15, 2020.

USDA opens enrollment for ARC, PLC

September 6th, 2019|

Farmers and ranchers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must sign up for either program by March 15, 2020. The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized and made updates to these two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) [...]