Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the State Disaster Declaration for the 60 Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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Yellow False Indigo (Baptisia sphaerocarpa) have a very wide, natural range to which they seem well adapted. It is native to the lower Midwest and Gulf states. As a group, these perennials are deer resistant, heat and humidity tolerant and drought tolerant. Height and width vary by species. Read more… … Read More

Drought-free conditions continued across most of the South. Western Oklahoma and northern and western Texas received rainfall late in the drought week that allowed some retreat of both moderate drought (D1) and abnormal dryness (D0). South central and southern Texas received little to no precipitation and D0 conditions expanded slightly … Read More

SPONSORED CONTENT The Livestock Weather report for March 14 looks at the latest numbers behind El Nino, drought, dry weather and how a bomb cyclone in the Plains could hit the cattle markets. Livestock Wx is exclusive information on the latest weather trends and outlook for TSCRA members

Ranching depends on healthy pastures and rangelands, and drought can have a devastating effect on the quality and quantity of livestock food supplies. Ranchers look to environmental data for insights about the condition of their land and whether it can support their herds. As the world’s largest producer of domestic … Read More

Monitoring needs to consider the cattle, the forage, the soil, and everything else that lives in our pastures.

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Despite soggy conditions delaying crop plantings in large swaths of the state, many areas are still contending with dry to drought conditions. West Texas, the Panhandle and parts of South Texas did not receive typical fall and winter storms. Fall and winter are typically when soil moisture indexes recharge following … Read More

A fuller picture is emerging of the environmental footprint of beef in the United States. An Agricultural Research Service-led team has completed a comprehensive life-cycle analysis quantifying the resource use and various environmental emissions of beef cattle production in the U.S. The aim is to establish baseline measures that the … Read More