The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to hunting regulations for 2020-2021. The proposed changes include amending definitions, application requirements and conditions for pronghorn and antlerless mule deer permits; and specifying season dates and bag limits for the 2020-2021 migratory game bird seasons.

Hay trades are steady. Hay demand is moderate at best, with most producers feeding less than in years past due to mild winter weather. North, Central, and East Texas continue to deal with mud which has slowed fieldwork. Cooler temperatures and flurries moved across the Panhandle midweek, but very … Read More


Map released Feb. 20, 2020 | Data valid Feb. 18, 2020

This week’s drought summary: With high pressure anchored over the eastern Pacific Ocean, storm systems bypassed California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, instead tracking either northward into … Read More

On Monday, the nation celebrated Presidents’ Day, the federal holiday established to honor America’s leaders, past and present. Hear a bit about one those presidents’ cattle. Also, Tuesday marked the beginning of early voting in Texas for the primary election. Early voting runs through Feb. 28 in Texas. In Oklahoma, … Read More

In the second episode of our TSCRA Talk podcast, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President Robert E. McKnight joins us to talk about his experience of attending the historic USMCA signing at the White House and the importance of the new trade agreement to cattlemen. Later, Scott Williamson, director … Read More

Most of the state received from trace amounts to upwards of six inches of precipitation. Several areas of the Blacklands and North East Texas received in excess of six inches. There were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork.

Small Grains: Winter wheat in the High and Low … Read More

As agricultural markets respond anxiously to China’s attempts to control its coronavirus outbreak with a countrywide quarantine, economists are urging patience.

Annual Ryegrass is a cool season annual forage often utilized by livestock producers for winter grazing. However, it’s often deemed an enemy of many a hay producer in East Texas. Volunteer annual ryegrass can be common in hay meadows. Winter rainfalls can promote seed germination and seeds can survive for … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Hal Dumas, District 21 in Central Texas, reports two newborn calves missing from a property in Robertson County. One Charolais calf was last seen on Jan. 25 and the other was last seen on Jan. 27. Anyone with information is … Read More

According to updated figured from USDA analysis of the Census of Agriculture, the consolidation of cropland into larger farms continues to persistent over time and across most crops and most states. Cropland accounted for 44 percent of all U.S. farmland in 2017, while permanent pasture and rangeland accounted for 45 … Read More