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Texas: U.S. Ag Trade Fueled by Demand, Steady Yields

Texas: U.S. Ag Trade Fueled by Demand, Steady Yields

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 6, 2017

U.S. agricultural exports value totaled $135 billion in 2016 and experts anticipate future growth if production yields, trade agreements and borrowing power work in lockstep. “Trade is very, very important,”  Dr. Luis Ribera, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in

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Texas: Blackland Income Growth Conference, Waco, Jan. 10-11

Texas: Blackland Income Growth Conference, Waco, Jan. 10-11

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 27, 2017

An update on current farm bill policy as well as presentations on drone technology, maintaining a healthy beef cattle herd plus a number of issues and trends affecting production agriculture will be discussed at the 56th Blackland Income Growth Conference Jan.

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Texas: Ag Losses from Hurricane Harvey Estimated at More Than $200 Mln

Texas: Ag Losses from Hurricane Harvey Estimated at More Than $200 Mln

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 27, 2017

Hurricane Harvey, which decimated parts of South Central Texas and the upper Gulf Coast, caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. “The effects of Hurricane Harvey will linger for

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Texas Plant Protection Association Conference, Bryan, Dec. 5-6

Texas Plant Protection Association Conference, Bryan, Dec. 5-6

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 27, 2017

The importance of agricultural trade and current and future farm policy will be discussed at the 2017 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 5-6 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences

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Texas: Cotton, Grain Risk Management and Marketing Workshop, Victoria, Dec. 5

Texas: Cotton, Grain Risk Management and Marketing Workshop, Victoria, Dec. 5

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 19, 2017

A cotton and grain risk management and marketing workshop will be held from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Victoria Educational Gardens Pavilion, 333 Bachelor Drive in Victoria. Cost is $20 at the door and includes lunch. “This is

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Texas Livestock: Supplies Trucked in from All Over to Relieve Hurricane Affected Ranchers

Texas Livestock: Supplies Trucked in from All Over to Relieve Hurricane Affected Ranchers

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 15, 2017

The outpouring of support from neighboring states has been overwhelming, said Mike Doguet, owner of Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch Turf Farm in Nome, Texas. “We have had truckloads of hay coming from all over,” Doguet said. “It’s just been amazing.”

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Ag Trade: No Major Disruptions Expected at Houston Shipping Ports

Ag Trade: No Major Disruptions Expected at Houston Shipping Ports

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 1, 2017

No significant disruptions of agricultural commodities to Houston’s main shipping ports are anticipated after Hurricane Harvey dropped historic amounts of rainfall, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Luis Ribera, director of the Center for North American

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Texas Cotton: Up to 400,000 Bales Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Texas Cotton: Up to 400,000 Bales Affected by Hurricane Harvey

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 29, 2017

Texas cotton-growing regions in the upper coastal and lower Blacklands areas have been severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cotton marketing economist. Dr. John Robinson, College Station, said harvest activities were only 40 percent

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Texas Field Reports: Pecan Crop Projected to Exceed 50Mln Pounds

Texas Field Reports: Pecan Crop Projected to Exceed 50Mln Pounds

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 25, 2017

Texas pecan growers expect to increase production this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the Texas Pecan Growers Association estimated at its recent conference the state’s pecan crop would

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