Optimism abounds among cattle producers at 2010 Beef Cattle Short Course

Optimism abounds among cattle producers at 2010 Beef Cattle Short Course Editor’s note: A video accompanying this report can be found at http://agnews.tamu.edu/showstory.php?id=2057 . COLLEGE STATION – Both experts and producers spoke positively about the future of the cattle business while attending the 56th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station…


Texas Angora goat genetics destined for Tajikistan

Texas Angora goat genetics destined for Tajikistan Annual goat field day and sale event honors the late Mac Gilliat SONORA — The 30th annual Sonora Angora Goat Performance Test sale took an unusual twist. The genetics from the top selling and indexing animals and five additional sale bucks are destined for flock improvement in Tajikistan,…


Pass notes No 2,883: Cloned milk

A cloned cow in Brazil Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images Age: Unclear. But keep refrigerated and drink within four days. Appearance: Like milk, but sinister. Cloned milk? Cloned milk? Do you mean milk that has been made from genetically identical milk? How is that possible? Are there little milk pods in…


Falling Pork Prices Slow Feed-Farm Growth

Indiana had been approving megafarm applications at a rising rate for several years. But the recession, and especially falling pork prices, meant the number of new and expanding farms with thousands of hogs, cows and chickens has fallen sharply in the past couple of years. Only nine new permits for concentrated animal feeding…


$44 Million Cotton Crop Now at Risk

MCALLEN — Damage to public and private properties in two of the counties most affected by flooding of the Rio Grande is estimated at $40 million and counting, according to public officials in Starr and Hidalgo counties. Agricultural losses and restoration will only add to those amounts once damages have been assessed, according to…


Louisiana Cotton and Corn Update

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Crop Duster: Look How Low They Fly.

Check out the video I captured of a Crop Duster applying fungicide to the corn near Linden Iowa the other day. They get pretty low….I was pretty close…I think I got a little fungicide in my hair… Take care, JoAnn Alumbaugh, Farms.com          …


Long-time AgriLife Extension leader named to international adult education hall of fame

Long-time AgriLife Extension leader named to international adult education hall of fame COLLEGE STATION – A man who fondly recalls his early career as a Texas AgriLife Extension Service assistant county agent and who later became director of that agency said his best work was an effort to educate under-served people about better nutrition. Dr.…


U.S. Soybean Federation Comments On Usda’s Findings

The results are in and the U.S. Soybean Federation (USSF) board of directors is offering its congratulations and support to the farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB). After an 18-month process the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) review of the soybean checkoff fully vindicates USB, its staff and volunteer leaders, finding allegations…


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