U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Jan. 8 an extended deadline for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program as provided by the trade mitigation program administered by USDA. The original deadline had been Jan. 15, 2019, but farmers have been unable … Read More

Texas’ top three elected leaders are looking to show a united front as the 2019 legislative session begins — and start fresh after the drama of last session. The so-called “Big Three” — Republicans Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and newly elected House Speaker Dennis … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, District 24 along the Gulf reports the theft of a Kubota skid steer and several attachments from a property outside of Rosharon in northern Brazoria County sometime after Jan. 1, 2019. Missing are a Kubota skid steer model SVL75-2, serial 32217; a Kubota … Read More

A Cattle Raisers Convention internship is a great opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in the beef cattle industry! This experience will build communication and networking skills and allow you to see the processes of hosting an event for one of the largest agriculture trade associations in Texas. … Read More

The 140-day sprint to the finish line will finally begin Tuesday, when state lawmakers convene in Austin for the Texas Legislature’s 86th regular session. The Texas Tribune covers what you need to know when they gavel in. Read more…

Following a vote by his Democratic colleagues Friday, Congressman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District was elected chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. This is the second time Peterson has served as the committee’s chairman, first serving from 2007 to 2011. … Read More

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts. Kansas, announced on Jan. 4 he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2020 and will retire at the end of this term and the 116th Congress. He is currently the chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee. … Read More

The Texas Animal Health Commission has proposed amendments to rules governing brucellosis testing of captive exotic cervids entering Texas. The purpose of the amendment is to remove the brucellosis test requirement for farmed exotic cervidae to enter the state. Farmed exotic cervidae that have resided within the DSA of the … Read More

In October 2018, several branches in the USDA-NRCS were reorganized. One of the reorganization actions involved renaming the Soil Science Division to the Soil and Plant Science Division (SPSD) to better reflect the work being done in both soil and ecological sciences. The PLANTS database team is … Read More

In the Jan. 7 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses the accumulating impacts and costs of trade wars; and Glenn Selk talks the 3 stages of parturition, or calving. The more you understand about each stage can aid fast decision-making when … Read More