or the majority of us, June is the most productive month of the year for forage production. Generally speaking, we should expect 60 to 70 percent of our annual forage to be produced by the end of the month, which makes June so critical for timely forage management.

This slow-cooker recipe for beef barbacoa could be the solution for boring weeknight dinners. Read more…

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate. Committees make important decisions … Read More

Brazilian chicken producer BRF SA is in talks to take over beef heavyweight Marfrig Global Foods SA, potentially creating the fourth-largest meat company in the world by sales amid a rally in global protein stocks. The Sao Paulo-based firms said in separate filings Thursday that they agreed to “deepen discussions” … Read More

With all the headlines discussing tariffs, nontariff trade barriers and animal disease issues, it is easy to overlook the effect that exchange rates have on U.S. meat export levels. Yet a stronger U.S. dollar in recent months has played an important role in the slowdown in beef exports through the … Read More

Harvest has been peachy so far for fruit producers this season. Late freezes, spring storms and heavy rains have not negatively affected most orchards and warm-season fruit varieties this season. Peach and blackberry producers around the state have been reporting above-average yields and quality.

Harvest has been peachy so far for fruit producers this season. Late freezes, spring storms and heavy rains have not negatively affected most orchards and warm-season fruit varieties this season. Peach and blackberry producers around the state have been reporting above-average yields and quality.

(scroll down for statement from National Cattlemen’s Beef Association)

Source: EPA | June 4, 2019

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a final rule on June 4 amending the emergency release notification regulations under the Emergency Planning and … Read More

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) as part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) efforts supported by the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture (OPJV) – Grassland Restoration Incentives Program (GRIP) Partnership. This special Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today |June 1, 2019

Picture courtesy Texas A&M AgriLife

Pond health and maintenance should be a top priority for landowners who want to get the most out of their favorite fishing hole, said a … Read More