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  • feral hog

Wild hogs focus of Public Health Committee hearing

March 29th, 2017|

By Julie Tomascik Editor Wild hogs are a Texas-sized problem that’s growing exponentially with each litter. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of Kaput Feral Hog Bait, a warfarin-based product, looked to change that for Texas landowners. The pesticide, which causes hogs that consume it to die of internal bleeding, was approved Jan. 3, 2017 [...]

  • Mac Thornberry
  • Mac Thornberry

Thornberry provides update on Red River legislation

March 29th, 2017|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Editor Congressman Mac Thornberry has hope for the landowners along the Red River who fear losing their land to the federal Bureau of Land Management. Tuesday afternoon, Thornberry told a group of Texas Farm Bureau members on the National Affairs Awards Trip the landowner lawsuits against the federal government, combined with [...]

  • beef checkoff report

Annual report recaps state, national beef checkoff programs

March 29th, 2017|

The Texas Beef Council (TBC) recently published the 2016 annual report highlighting key state and national programs in the areas of promotion, research and education. Included in the annual report is an overview of revenues and expenditures for fiscal year 2016. “This report gives Texas beef producers an opportunity to learn more about how both [...]

  • Starling NAAT

Trump ready to protect, boast about agriculture

March 28th, 2017|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Editor Texas Farm Bureau members in Washington, D.C. this week received an inside look at what President Donald Trump has planned for American agriculture. Ray Starling, special assistant to the president for Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance, spoke to members on the first night of their National Affairs and Awards Trip [...]

  • turkey

Turkey hunting outlook bright in Texas

March 27th, 2017|

By Gary Joiner TFB Radio Network Manager Spring hunting in Texas for Rio Grande turkeys should be outstanding this year, according to state wildlife biologists. “We had a great hatch in 2014 and another good hatch in 2015. So we’re really expecting to see a good number of mature birds out there this year. I’m [...]

  • peaches

USDA announces $60 million specialty crop grant

March 27th, 2017|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is making more than $60 million in grants available to support farmers growing fruits, vegetables, tree nuts and nursery crops, also known as specialty crops. The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) allocates grants to U.S. states and territories for projects that help support projects [...]


TVMDL celebrates 50th year with art contest

March 27th, 2017|

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab is celebrating its 50th year. To commemorate the milestone, TVMDL is sponsoring a coloring and art contest for Texas 4-H members. Clover Kids Coloring Contest (kindergarten to 2nd grade): TVMDL’s 50th anniversary logo contains images of the many species of animals tested each day at TVMDL. Clover Kids [...]

March 24, 2017

March 24th, 2017|

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: -Brackish Groundwater -License to Carry -Warfarin Click here to read the March 24, 2017 Austin Newsletter.

  • 032417cropbudget

Crop, livestock budget spreadsheets available for Texas farmers, ranchers

March 24th, 2017|

Crop and livestock budget spreadsheets for 2017 are now available to farmers and ranchers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. The budget spreadsheets help farmers and ranchers evaluate and project revenue and expenditures throughout the crop season. More than 200 enterprise budgets for major crops and alternative production systems are available for the [...]

  • natural resources management

Listening sessions to be held on natural resources management

March 24th, 2017|

The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) is hosting listening sessions around Central and West Texas in order shed light on the issues, concerns and opportunities landowners and managers have regarding natural resource management in these regions. The conversations held at these workshops will help TFS focus and deliver programs that provide better, coordinated service to [...]