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Two birds with one stone
Apprentices who complete the paid training program will meet the qualifications for a position as a USDA agricultural commodities grader.
U.S. agricultural trade should improve as China struggles with economy
China remains the largest market for U.S. agricultural goods, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
South Texas Farm and Ranch Show to highlight conservation and Borlaug legacy
The South Texas Farm and Ranch Show has been a community tradition since 1982, with thousands of people enjoying hundreds of booths and exhibits, educational programs, golf tournament, and children’s activities.
Peanut industry may catch major break from new research
Not only can treated peanuts reduce the severity of allergic reaction in the case of accidental exposure, Yu says they may also be used in immunotherapy.
Buying and selling a ranch can be tricky, and knowing the ins and outs can make or save you money
Texas is known for cattle production. In fact, the state is the number one provider of U.S. beef, and has been for a long time. Texas also boasts the largest number of ranches in the nation.
Increase in produce expected at Texas borders
Texas A&M study points to uptick in Mexican produce and economic opportunities for Texas business.
Job opportunities in agriculture expected to grow rapidly
USDA officials are pointing to a recent study by Purdue economists that indicates now may be the perfect time for young men and women to consider working toward an agriculture-related degree.
Conaway says no to reopening farm bill
Now is a bad time to consider reopening the current farm bill for possible amendments designed to bring relief to growers plagued by low prices and escalating input costs.
House Ag Committee members to visit Coastal Bend
Rep. Vela says agriculture roots run deep in South Texas with many communities originally founded as ranching and farming towns.
“Wall’ talk creates more questions along busy U.S., Mexico border
U.S., Mexico governments studying ways to improve transfers of goods across border while the political rhetoric plays on.
Specialty grants Granted by USDA
In all, 19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and Extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture) were made through the Specialty Crop Initiative.
Cotton stalk destruction deadline delayed
IPM Zone 2.2 has been granted a cotton stalk destruction deadline extension until Sept. 15.
U.S. Ag exports expected to rally 1
Vilsack projects U.S. exports will reach $133 billion, a $6 billion trade jump, which, if realized, would represent the sixth-highest total of record.
South Texas cotton sprouting after heavy rains
While hot weather provided substantial heat units and sub-soil moisture sustained crops through the dry period, late season rains in the Upper Coast region now threatens to ruin cotton crops.
Here’s how to reduce potential for mosquito-borne illnesses
Farm and ranch workers and others who work or travel outdoors should use insect repellant.
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