More young people see opportunity in farming and ranching

While fresh demographic information on U.S. farmers won’t be available until after the next agricultural census is done next year, there are signs more people in their 20s and 30s are going into farming. Read more…

Water planners urged to base needs on centuries, not decades, of drought data

In the past 500 years, Central Texas has seen droughts far worse than the 1950s drought of record, according to a report commissioned by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and published Wednesday in the December issue of the Texas Water Journal. Researchers warn that makers of water policy should broaden their planning to factor in the possibility of droughts far worse than the spell that set the bar more than a half-century ago. Read more…

Cow-Calf Corner: Just how do Santa’s reindeer get the job done?

Have you ever wondered how Santa’s reindeer can make that monumental journey on Christmas Eve? Let’s look into some key facts about reindeer that may help us understand how they get Ole St. Nick on his appointed rounds all over the world Read more…

New AgriLife Extension publication helps keep the hogs out

A team of experts has developed a new Texas AgriLife Extension Service publication focused on keeping feral hogs from raiding wildlife feeding stations. The four-page publication was developed by the Texas A&M University System and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) wildlife experts. It provides advice and direction on how landowners can protect corn and protein pellets intended for wildlife from being eaten by feral hogs. Read more…

It’s what’s for dinner: Crumb-crusted top sirloin and roasted garlic potatoes with bourbon sauce

This luxurious dinner takes meat and potatoes to a whole new level. Read more…