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  • Young producers will get a look at West Texas agriculture through the 2019 TFB Young Farm & Rancher Fall Tour. It’s an opportunity for farmers and ranchers between the ages of 18 and 35 to meet with fellow producers and learn about other agricultural perspectives.

Young Farmer & Rancher Fall Tour set for Sept. 6-8

July 22nd, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Young producers will get a look at West Texas agriculture through the 2019 Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Young Farm & Rancher (YF&R) Fall Tour. It’s an opportunity for farmers and ranchers between the ages of 18 and 35 to meet with fellow producers and learn about other agricultural perspectives. This [...]

  • The Cattle on Feed report showed a total inventory of 11.485 million head for the United States on June 1. This increase of 1.8 percent is in line with expectations, as industry analysts’ predictions showed an average year-over-year increase in feedlot inventories of 1.8 percent.

July cattle on feed report in line with expectations

July 22nd, 2019|

The Cattle on Feed report provides monthly estimates of the number of cattle being fed for slaughter. For the report, USDA surveys feedlots of 1,000 head or more, as this represents 85 percent of all fed cattle. Cattle feeders provide data on inventory, placements, marketings and other disappearance. The report showed a total inventory of [...]

  • AgriLife Extension and San Angelo State University developed a Lamb and Goat Market Forecast app to help producers pick the best time to sell by projecting marginal revenue per head.

App released to help ranchers sell sheep, goats

July 22nd, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Sheep and goat producers now have an app to help decide when to sell their livestock. The Lamb and Goat Market Forecast app helps producers select the best time to sell based on a projected marginal revenue. The app, developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the San Angelo [...]

  • Eleven teachers from across the Lone Star State attended the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference last month in Little Rock, Arkansas, last month.

Texas teachers attend national ag conference

July 22nd, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Eleven teachers from across the Lone Star State attended the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference last month in Little Rock, Arkansas. The conference, which helps teachers understand how to incorporate agricultural concepts into the classroom, was a great learning experience and allowed those in attendance to network with teachers [...]

  • Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with this Big Red ice cream recipe on Texas Table Top. This sweet treat will help you beat the summer heat!

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday!

July 19th, 2019|

  • Conversations about modern farming and ranching practices were on the menu at the recent Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace trade show in Houston.

Farming, ranching practices promoted at restaurant trade show

July 19th, 2019|

By Gary Joiner TFB Radio Network Manager Conversations about modern farming and ranching practices were on the menu at the recent Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace trade show in Houston. Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) sponsored the Go Texan lounge at the George R. Brown Convention Center, and TFB members participated in a panel discussion on [...]

  • Usually known for the stockyards, livestock show, rodeo and its cowboys, Cowtown was instead known for blue corduroy jackets this week during the 91st annual Texas FFA State Convention.

Texas Farm Bureau participates in Texas FFA state convention

July 19th, 2019|

By Macie Clugston TFB Communications Intern Usually known for the stockyards, livestock show, rodeo and its cowboys, Cowtown was instead known for blue corduroy jackets this week during the 91st annual Texas FFA State Convention. A sea of blue and gold flooded Fort Worth for the annual event, which set a record attendance with more [...]

  • Agricultural science teachers from across the Lone Star State attended Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) Mini Ag Institute in Huntsville late last month.

Ag science teachers attend Mini Ag Institute

July 19th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Agricultural science teachers from across the Lone Star State attended Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) Mini Ag Institute in Huntsville late last month. The seminar was designed to offer practical experience in agricultural concepts and highlight curriculum and resources provided by TFB. “This was our first year to offer the Mini [...]

  • The Farm Loan Discovery Tool was launched to help farmers and ranchers find information on USDA farm loans that may best fit their operations.

New online tool helps farmers find loans that fit their operation

July 18th, 2019|

A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on farmers.gov. “Access to credit is critical in the agriculture industry, especially for new farmers,” Bill Northey, [...]

  • The Federal Communications Commission is forming a new task force to provide advice on how to ensure farmers and ranchers have the connectivity they need to use and benefit from precision ag.

FCC prepares to launch Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force

July 18th, 2019|

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is forming a new task force to advise the commission on how to ensure farmers and ranchers have the connectivity they need to use and benefit from precision agriculture. The task force will work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop policy recommendations to promote the rapid, expanded [...]