Parr Rosson, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service interim director, and Bob Whitson, Ph.D., interim associate director for the agency’s state operations, are concluding their roles Aug. 31, and both say it’s been one of the most rewarding experiences. With Jeff Hyde, Ph.D., to begin work as the agency’s new … Read More

Texas cattle producers and TSCRA Directors Leslie Kinsel, of Cotulla; Dan Gattis, of Georgetown; and Kelley Sullivan, of Crockett; have been named to the Texas Beef Council (TBC) and the Beef Promotion Research Council of Texas (BPRCT) board of directors. This is Kinsel’s first term, Gattis’ second term and Sullivan’s … Read More

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Dec. 3 the appointment of Matthew J. “Matt” Lohr to serve as Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). In his role, Lohr will provide leadership for NRCS and its mission to support America’s farmers, ranchers, … Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Arch “Beaver” Aplin and Oliver Bell and reappointed Dick Scott to the Parks and Wildlife Commission for terms set to expire on Feb. 1, 2023. The commission manages and conserves the natural and cultural resources of Texas and provides hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities … Read More

The Texas Cattle Feeders Association elected a new slate of leaders during their annual convention last week in San Antonio. Levi Berry of Happy will serve as chairman of the board; Paul Defoor of … Read More

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue swore in Dr. J. Scott Angle as the Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday, Oct. 30. Angle most recently served as the president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center, … Read More

Bill Buckner announced this week that he will retire as president and chief executive officer of the Noble Research Institute at the end of 2018. Buckner was selected as Noble’s eighth president in 2011 and has led the organization for seven years. Read more…

Tyson Foods Chief Executive Officer Tom Hayes will step down at the end of the month for personal reasons after less than two years in the role, the top U.S. meat processor said on Monday. Noel White, a company veteran who has been running Tyson’s chicken, beef and pork businesses, will replace … Read More