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  • wotus

Pruitt sets timeline for WOTUS replacement

June 22nd, 2017|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Editor American landowners may soon have more answers when it comes to which waters and areas fall under the purview of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Earlier this week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told Congress he plans to publish a new water rule between the [...]

  • bird dog

Bird dog owners point to several breeds for success

June 22nd, 2017|

By Gary Joiner TFB Radio Network Manager Fans of bird dogs believe you can’t go wrong by choosing one of several breeds that work well in Texas. But experienced owners say do your research, and pick a breed that best fits your situation. “I think you can’t go wrong, as long as you research it [...]

  • Dairy

U.S., China sign agreement allowing more dairy exports

June 22nd, 2017|

The United States and China have signed a memorandum of understanding that the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) says will pave the way for substantially increasing U.S. dairy exports. The action creates new, sizeable opportunities for dairy farmers and processors and the milk, cheese, infant formula and ingredients they produce. “China is already the world’s [...]

  • weather

Weather watchers eyeing developments in Gulf

June 21st, 2017|

By Gary Joiner TFB Radio Network Manager It’s officially summer, and most Texans are doing their best to stay cool and escape the heat. Many are also watching the budding tropical developments in the Gulf of Mexico. Mark Fox, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, told the Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network [...]

  • teacher workshops

Summer teacher workshops to focus on agriculture

June 21st, 2017|

By Julie Tomascik Editor The school year is over, and the classrooms are quiet. But there’s more to learn for Texas teachers. And they can get to the science of agriculture through Texas Farm Bureau-hosted (TFB) workshops this summer. Held across the state, the workshops offer teachers practical experience in agricultural-related concepts, and they can [...]

  • Dr. Justin Ransom
  • Dr. Justin Ransom

Ag teachers learn to change dialogue about agriculture

June 21st, 2017|

By Shala Watson Multimedia Writer Less than 2 percent of the U.S. population is made up of farm and ranch families, but many consumers have a growing appetite to know more about how their food is grown and distributed. It can, however, be tough for consumers to find the facts buried in the abundant misinformation [...]

  • Texas watermelon

Texas watermelon crop looks good

June 20th, 2017|

According to most reports, the watermelon crop across the state is faring well. Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturalist in Uvalde, says watermelons haven’t had as many disease issues as some of the other crops. “Watermelons have been one of the better crops we have around the Lower Rio Grande Valley,” Stein [...]

  • cotton blight

New development could help control bacterial blight in cotton

June 20th, 2017|

A devastating disease that wiped out thousands of acres of cotton annually is back. And it’s affecting cotton that was previously less susceptible to the disease. Six years ago, bacterial blight caused by Xanthomonas citri subspecies malvacearum, or Xcm, returned to the Lone Star State. But it’s not all bad news. Recently, researchers have been [...]

  • Sonny Perdue

Three named to interim leadership positions at USDA

June 20th, 2017|

Just days after announcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will likely have to wait until September to fill several high-level positions, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took action to temporarily fill the seats. On Friday, June 16, Perdue named  three acting deputy under secretaries to serve until the Senate confirms the permanent presidentially-nominated appointees. [...]

  • Amazon buys Whole Foods

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods

June 19th, 2017|

Online heavyweight Amazon.com is entering the brick and mortar sector. The company announced Friday a $13.7 billion deal to acquire Austin-based food retailer Whole Foods Market Incorporated. “This partnership presents an opportunity to maximize value for Whole Foods Market’s shareholders, while at the same time extending our mission and bringing the highest quality, experience, convenience [...]