Producers in Texas’ Cotton Belt reported lower than expected yields as a result of a tough beginning, middle and end to the 2019 growing season. The 2019 season started rough for cotton producers in the Panhandle. Extended rain and wet conditions delayed plantings, and many producers missed the deadline to … Read More

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation is proud to announce that over the last few months, four new named scholarships have been established. The … Read More

Source: Oklahoma State University 

Protein options, refrigerated snacks, a new generation of foodies and more are on the menu for 2020, as the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center selects the hottest food trends for the upcoming year.

Andrea Graves, FAPC business planning … Read More

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Source: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Each year, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation proposes changes in Title 800, the administrative rules that govern hunting, fishing and wildlife department operations. The public comment period for this year’s proposed rule changes open Dec. 2 and will close at 4:30 p.m. … Read More

After a dismal performance in September and October, corn demand showed signs of life in November. Ethanol production and export sales picked up the pace over the last few weeks. Expanded placements and higher … Read More


Current FOB steers and heifers sold mostly steady to $3 lower. Trade was moderate on … Read More

Weather was mostly dry and cool throughout Texas last week. Precipitation in areas of the Northern High Plains, the Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands and North East Texas ranged between 0.2 of an inch and 1 inch of rain, with isolated areas in the Blacklands getting upwards of … Read More

An invasive tick carries a disease troubling to researchers because it slows animal growth while often going undetected. Its spread is only beginning to be understood. The Ikeda strain of Theileria orientalis is known to be carried by the Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in Australia and New Zealand, producing … Read More

As forage producers, we focus most of our energy on our warm season perennial pastures and hay meadows with species like bermudagrass or bahiagrass. That means most of our weed control efforts are also focused on warm season weeds such as Carolina horsenettle and blackberry. Unfortunately, cool season weeds can … Read More