Massive floodwaters could benefit South Texas wildlife

Massive floodwaters could benefit South Texas wildlife Waters also pose ecological dangers WESLACO — Historic floodwaters rushing through the Lower Rio Grande Valley as a result of Hurricane Alex bring both good and bad news for the area’s ecology, according to an official with the Texas Water Resources Institute. Jaime Flores, the institute’s Arroyo Colorado…


Educational sessions to tractor pulls and wine tastings …

Educational sessions to tractor pulls and wine tastings … 2010 San Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show will have it all SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show, to be held Oct. 14-16, has added several new features for attendees and their families, according to show coordinators. The show will…


Wildlife management seminar set for Sept. 1 in Marfa

Wildlife management seminar set for Sept. 1 in Marfa MARFA – Wildlife management will be the topic of a free seminar to be conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Sept. 1 in Marfa’s Paisano Hotel Ballroom. “Wildlife plays a big part in the economics and culture of far…


Plum Creek partnership meeting set for Aug. 12 in Lockhart

Plum Creek partnership meeting set for Aug. 12 in Lockhart LOCKHART – A meeting for the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. on Aug. 12 in Lockhart. It is free and open to the public. The meeting, presented by Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board,…


Second annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium will be Sept. 24

Second annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium will be Sept. 24 WACO – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service beef and forage committees in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hill, Limestone and McLennan counties are hosting the second annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium Sept. 24 at the McGregor Research Center in McGregor. Program topics and speakers will be:…


USDA : Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin

Much-needed rain fell across the South, helping to temper the effects of hot weather that intensified and shifted westward toward week’s end. Agriculturally, rain was especially beneficial in the Carolinas, where many locations received more than 2 inches. Farther north, occasional showers and moderate temperatures maintained abundant moisture reserves for …


USDA : Weekly Agricultural Summary

While cooler than normal temperatures prevailed in areas along the Pacific Coast, throughout the Southwest, and in New England, abnormally warm temperatures continued throughout the remainder of the country, promoting rapid summer crop development and small grain maturity. Precipitation in excess of 2.5 inches fell in locations scattered throughout the…


U.S. Total Farm Production Expenditures1 Down in 2009

U.S. Total Farm Production Expenditures totaled $287.4 billion in 2009 down from $307.0 billion in 2008. This is the first major decline of farm expenditures since 1986. The 2009 Total Expenditures fell 6.4 percent compared to the 2008 rise of 8.3 percent. Total Expenditures for 2008 remain unchanged from a year…


ADM Building Large Soybean Processing Plant in Paraguay

Archer Daniels Midland Company ( ADM) today announced that it will increase its South American oilseed crush capacity by more than 25 percent with the construction of a major new soybean plant in Paraguay. The new plant, with an anticipated daily crush capacity of 3,300 metric tons, will be located adjacent to an ADM…


May 2010 Daily Ethanol Production or Demand

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. ethanol production rose in May, according to information from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). May 2010 ethanol production averaged more than 846,000 barrels per day (b/d). That is up from 832,000 b/d in April. Ethanol demand, as calculated by the Renewable Fuels Association, also reached an all time high at…


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