A “perfect storm” brewed up a batch of fumonisin in corn many High Plains producers won’t soon forget, but experts do not think the toxin will be a major recurrence in in years to come due to expected normal weather conditions. Fumonisin is a mycotoxin produced by two species of … Read More

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has announced that negotiations on amendments and modifications of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) will be held in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 5, 2018.

TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, Dist. 10 in North Texas, reports the theft of a horse trailer from a property near Weatherford in Parker County. Sometime after Dec. 23 a thief or thieves broke a lock on a gate and punched a door lock and ignition on a vehicle to … Read More

With the start of a new year and the passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” there are important changes to the federal estate tax. Everyone should take time to understand the current and any new estate tax law and to evaluate his or her estate to determine if … Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) program and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System – Southwest Region, have cooperatively prepared and released the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication on Laguna Atascosa and Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife … Read More

Whether it’s remote sensing tools or developing better water strategies for rural or urban areas, Texas A&M AgriLife Research is putting more research dollars to work faster than any agricultural entity across the nation, according to officials. AgriLife Research led the nation in agricultural research expenditures for fiscal year 2016 … Read More

Some 4,500 livestock operators in North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas will be receiving a survey letter in mid-January to help gauge grazing practices through the past decade. Researchers at South Dakota State University, Michigan State University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research are working to better understand the economic, environmental … Read More

On Dec. 10, 2017, USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL), which is part of Veterinary Services’ (VS) Science, Technology, and Analysis Services business unit, underwent a reorganization of three of their current laboratory units in Ames, Iowa: Diagnostic Bacteriology Laboratory, Pathobiology Laboratory, and Diagnostic Virology Laboratory. The reorganization places existing … Read More

In the first edition of Cow-Calf Corner for 2018, Glenn Selk discusses the Konefal method of feeding expectant cows in the early evening to influence what time of day they calve; and Derrell Peel talks what to watch and what to manage in 2018 to make your operation more successful … Read More

TSCRA President Richard Thorpe issued a statement Wednesday following final passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act appreciating the efforts of Congress to make important, long overdue changes to the nation’s tax laws.