“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
Livestock producers considering adding a layer of protection against drought loss on annual forage crops have an insurance deadline ahead, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist....More
Last week was a good week for West Texas precipitation. Unfortunately, the state’s first extended hot, dry spell of the summer, expected this week, will negate most of the gains from two or three rainfall events....More
The recent storm-related devastation to which many individuals, families, businesses and agricultural operations have been subjected is part of the very same weather pattern that is improving agricultural conditions in Oklahoma....More