Category Archives: Morning Ag Clips

TSCRA Disaster Relief Fund gives out $112,750 in aid following storm

Money will help ranchers and landowners pay bills, make repairs PUBLISHED ON APRIL 18, 2021 The organization began fundraising February 18, just days after the storm hit Texas and Oklahoma with record-breaking low temperatures and snowfall, along with widespread power and water outages. (Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash) FORT WORTH, Texas — Thanks to contributions from individuals and businesses across the U.S., Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Disaster Relief Fund mailed out checks totaling $112,750 today to cattle raisers financially burdened by February’s Winter Storm Uri. The… Read More →

Capital Farm Credit names 2021 farmers market grant winners

Capital Farm Credit awarded a total of $22,000 to qualifying Texas farmers markets PUBLISHED ON APRIL 18, 2021 Twenty-two Texas farmers markets were recently awarded grants from the association’s farmers market grant program. (Courtesy Photo) BRYAN, Texas — Capital Farm Credit continues to support rural communities and agricultural producers throughout Texas.  Twenty-two Texas farmers markets were recently awarded grants from the association’s farmers market grant program. “It’s our priority at Capital Farm Credit to support farmers markets, the ag producers they support and the customers they serve,” said Ben… Read More →

Help wanted: Ag science teachers

There are nearly 70 school districts seeking ag science teachers across the state PUBLISHED ON APRIL 14, 2021 Ag science teachers empower students to be their best in life, in leadership and in future careers. (Courtesy Photo) WACO, Texas — The number of job postings for ag science teachers across the state is drawing some attention. The list on the website of the Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas is long. There are nearly 70 school districts seeking applicants. Word is that teacher attrition this year is higher than normal,… Read More →

AgriLife Extension announces 2021 Landowner 101 program

Workshop series available for new landowners across North Texas PUBLISHED ON APRIL 15, 2021 Participants from previous years have found the series useful in planning their operation, starting new agribusinesses, and implementing new practices on their property. (Ken Lund, Flickr/Creative Commons) McKINNEY, Texas — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Collin, Denton, and Hunt Counties are hosting their annual Landowner 101 workshop series for new landowners across North Texas. Occurring monthly from April through August, these workshops provide opportunities for landowners to engage with experts and learn about the basics… Read More →

Beef, cattle prices on the rise

This year, demand is higher as Americans and the economy emerge from a year-long pandemic PUBLISHED ON APRIL 15, 2021 Beef and beef cattle prices are experiencing an upward trend as the U.S. economy emerges from a year-long pandemic. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Megan Homeyer) COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Stronger-than-normal seasonal demand for beef is driving fed cattle prices upward, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Seasonal beef demand historically rises in the spring, especially leading up to grilling season, which kicks off Memorial Day, said David… Read More →

A letter from Molly McAdams, executive VP of the Texas Beef Council

“Personally, I want to thank all Texas beef producers for everything they do” PUBLISHED ON APRIL 13, 2021 Executive Vice President of the Texas Beef Council, Molly McAdams. (Courtesy Photo) AUSTIN — As we approach the second quarter of 2021, I can’t help but look back and reflect upon my first three months as the executive vice president of the Texas Beef Council. My top priorities have been getting to know this job and getting to know our amazing staff, and I’m happy to report progress on both fronts.The… Read More →

National Sorghum Producers opens 2021 Sorghum Yield Contest

Contest divisions include irrigated, dryland no-till, dryland tillage and one winner for food grade PUBLISHED ON APRIL 12, 2021 National Sorghum Producers represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative and regulatory representation and education. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr/Creative Commons) LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Sorghum Producers will begin accepting entries for the 2021 National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest. Yield contestants are split into east and west regions for each division. Contest divisions include irrigated, dryland no-till, dryland… Read More →

Camp County Cattlemen’s Association Meeting, April 20

CEU is free for Cattlemen’s members, $10 for non-members PUBLISHED ON APRIL 12, 2021 Camp County Cattlemen’s Association Mission Statement: To improve the profitability and representation of beef cattle production in Camp County through education and to promote youth in agriculture. (Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash) PITTSBURG, Texas — The upcoming Camp County Cattlemen’s Association Meeting will take place April 20th at 6:30PM and will include 1 hour general CEU credit. The meeting sponsor is Cypress Bank; they will be cooking hamburgers for us! CEU is free… Read More →

Texas A&M AgriLife offers April online grain sorghum updates

Six meetings address regional conditions around Texas PUBLISHED ON APRIL 12, 2021 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists are updating grain sorghum producers on regional conditions. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter) COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is partnering with the Texas Grain Sorghum Association to provide two series of regional updates for Texas sorghum farmers utilizing a digital format. The effort is led by AgriLife Extension agronomists Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., Lubbock, and Ronnie Schnell, Ph.D., Bryan-College Station, both in the Department of Soil and Crop… Read More →

New video series aids Texas hemp producers

Texas A&M AgriLife outlines legal, budget, risk management considerations PUBLISHED ON APRIL 11, 2021 Hemp growing in Texas. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter) COLLEGE STATION, Texas — With the hemp growing season in Texas rapidly approaching, a team of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists released a video series, “Economic and Legal Considerations for Production in Texas,” to address key areas of interest for Texas hemp producers. House Bill 1325 was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott in June 2019, authorizing the production, manufacture and retail sale of industrial hemp… Read More →