Source: AgriLife Today

Pecan quality and quantities are exceeding early expectations, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the early pecan crop estimate was for a below-average year. But timely late-season … Read More

It’s felt more like winter than fall recently, so this month’s episode of our Dr. Dale on Quail podcast is an ode to the Merle Haggard tune, “If We Make It Through December.” Join Dr. Dale Rollins and Gary Joiner as they discuss the risks … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather, disease and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law.

LIP compensates livestock … Read More

Keep updated on the latest weather trends and outlooks with Livestock Wx’s Weekly Update email. To subscribe, click here.
Livestock Wx for Nov. 11, 2019:Average Precipitation vs. Precipitation Frequency: The Difference Might Surprise You
A longer version of this article … Read More

Source:  https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/am_gr310.txt

Compared to last report, hay trades were steady on good demand and moderate to active trading activity. Demand for hay is continuing to pickup … Read More

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Maps released Nov. 14, 2019 | Data valid Nov. 12, 2019

This week’s drought summary: Much of the eastern half of the country saw widespread snow and rain combined with record-breaking cold during the Drought Monitor week ending Tuesday, November 12. The combination helped alleviate short-term … Read More

Source: Reuters

There is about a 70% chance that neutral weather conditions will prevail in the Northern Hemisphere this winter, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday. The El Niño-Southern Oscillation-neutral (ENSO) weather pattern is marked by average long-term ocean temperatures, tropical rainfall and atmospheric winds.

The … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

The price for wholesale, whole turkeys is higher this year as producers grapple with the ups and downs of marketing during the holidays, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Turkey sales typically peak leading up to Thanksgiving through Christmas as consumers prepare traditional … Read More

Source: www.nrcs.usda.gov

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. CSP, the nation’s largest conservation program in terms of participating land, is designed to … Read More

Estimating grazeable acreage as well as forage availability is vital to understanding the carrying capacity of a ranch and accurately setting a proper stocking rate. Mapping software (i.e., ArcGIS) is a tool commonly used to estimate grazeable acreage for cattle, with … Read More