Map released: July 2, 2020|Data valid: June 30, 2020

This week’s drought summary: Precipitation was hit-or-miss this week for many locations east of the Great Plains. Much of the Midwest, South, and Southeast saw combinations of D0 additions … Read More

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service | June 30, 2020

As Texans make plans to celebrate the Fourth of July, Texas A&M Forest Service encourages everyone to be careful with any activity that may cause a spark.

Approximately 90% … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | July 1, 2020

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Oklahoma counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Beaver, Blaine, Dewey, Kingfisher, and Major counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible … Read More

Source: Texas A&M Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory | June 16, 2020

It’s hot and getting hotter. Each summer in Texas, farmers and ranchers are on the gambling side of the weather, hoping for an appropriate level of rainfall. Although most of the … Read More

Conditions are drying and temperatures are warming in parts of the state, which means declining forage quality for cattle herds.

Source: AgriLife Today | June 30, 2020

Don’t let the dog … Read More

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June 30, 2020: What’s Driving Drought in June

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Source: AgriLife Today | June 30, 2020

Since the release of information about Asian giant hornets, Texas A&M AgriLife entomologists are being inundated with cicada killers and other lookalike insects submitted for identification as a possible “murder hornet,” which thus far … Read More

Source: NCBA | June 30, 2020

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has applauded the introduction of the bipartisan legislation to create new direct-to-consumer options for beef producers, processors and small meat markets … Read More


New self-service features on will help farmers and ranchers manage their conservation activities online and request assistance from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

“These conservation features join a number … Read More

Bermudagrass decline is characterized by gradual thinning or outright loss of bermudagrass stands over time. Texas A&M Extension’s ForageFax newsletter covers some of the reasons associated with bermudagrass decline in their latest issue. Read more at…