Researchers at the Texas AgriLife Mariculture Research Center in Corpus Christi are looking at producing biomass from new varieties of microalgae and prospects of a greener fuel source in the years ahead....More
Bill Moore, with Conger LP Gas, Tifton, Ga., and Peter Marte, Hannah Solar LLC, Atlanta, said farmers and agricultural industries now have affordable, home-grown, sustainable energy options to power vehicles, irrigation systems and all manner of ag-related facilities....More
“What!? No more margaritas!?” Emma Gomez, a doctoral student in Texas A&M University’s wildlife and fisheries sciences department at College Station, is doing her best to keep that from happening....More
Community leaders from South Texas have agreed in a special meeting that the region’s troubling water problems can only be solved by developing a comprehensive initiative that would be shared by major stakeholders along the Rio Grande River from Brownsville north to Laredo....More
With heightened interest and increased activity in domestic oil production, rural landowners are being encouraged to consider the potential for negative impacts on their land and on agricultural production before engaging in contracts involving the oil and gas industry....More
Some have questioned whether removing corn stover for cellulosic ethanol production is a good idea agronomically. But new research is showing removal may actually be a plus for achieving the higher corn yields producers and consumers need. Pioneer’s Andy Heggenstaller explains in this video from DuPont’s recent media day at the Pioneer campus in Johnston, Iowa....More
Faced with an inadequate supply of water needed for a crop or livestock herd, some Eddy County, N.M., farmers and ranchers are selling water they are allowed to pump out of an underground aquifer to oil and gas companies in an effort to survive a third straight year of drought....More
Since Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was first discovered in mule deer in the Hueco Mountains of Texas in 2012, concerns over the movement of the deadly cervid disease has concerned animal health officials, prompting the latest development, new intrastate movement requirements for species susceptible to CWD as established by the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC)....More
I am among a special 30 percent of the U.S. population. I am blessed among men, lucky to be where I am and fortunate not to be a curmudgeon—though some might disagree with that last one.
I don’t hate my job....More
The annual Stiles Farm field day, which has been ongoing since 1961 at the site near Thrall, Texas, offers farmers and others an opportunity to learn about the latest trends and how new technology might fit into a specific farm operation.
Scientists with Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (DASNR) will be working to advance understanding about how socio-ecological systems can adapt sustainably to climate variability....More