Source: AgriLife Today | July 31, 2019

A relatively new pest – the Bermuda grass stem maggot – is plaguing Texas hay producers this season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. 

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A recent report from Rabobank projects half of China’s hog herd will be wiped out by African swine fever (ASF) by 2020. Dan Halstrom, with the U.S. Meat Export Federation, says China’s live hog industry is in liquidation mode and that will lead to a global pork shortage. “Today … Read More

Source: Taco Bell | July 29, 2019

Taco Bell issued the following release on July 29, 2019:

“Taco Bell recognizes consumers’ growing food supply concerns, including animal welfare and antibiotic resistance. Building upon its commitment to making its beef more sustainable … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | July 31, 2019

Alternative crops like sunflowers and sesame experienced a mixed year amid variable market conditions for the commodities that produce everything from oils to food products to viscosity enhancers used for oil well drilling.

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TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand, District 13 in East Texas, reports a herd bull missing from a property near Broaddus in San Augustine County. Last seen on July 25, the 8-year-old SimAngus bull weighs approximately 1700 pounds and has a “Y35” freeze brand on the left hip or … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Since the July 22, 2019, update, anthrax has been detected on 4 new premises: southeast Crockett County, … Read More

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There are currently 62 burn bans in the state of Texas. The Texas A&M Forest Service is reminding folks to follow county burn bans and be … Read More

Tiffany Lashmet, assistant professor and Extension specialist in agricultural Law with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, takes a look at the facts underlying a Austin Court of Appeals decision and why it is so important to have every agreement put into writing and signed by the parties in a … Read More

Driving shopper traffic, particularly for stock-up trips, is critical in today’s highly competitive retail environment. Top-line sales in this low-margin business are paramount, whether made in-store, via website or app. While beef continues to propel meat department performance, this article looks at how beef continues to drive total store … Read More

Source: USDA NASS 

Weekly Summary for July 22-July 28 | Released: July 29, 2019

Conditions were mostly warm and dry across the state. However, a cold front … Read More