Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | July 28, 2020

Chad Jones has been selected as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s new law enforcement director. Col. Jones became a game warden in 2004 and has held duty stations in Brazos … Read More

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a grant of $3,887,500 to the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. The funding will support management programs for nonpoint source (NPS) water pollution, which is caused when rainfall or snowmelt carries pollutants into rivers, lakes, and other waterbodies…. Read More

Source: USDA APHIS | July 29, 2020

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services (WS) program recently applied for a patent (U.S. Patent Application No. 16/668,253) for a new vehicle-based lighting system to prevent deer-vehicle collisions during low-light … Read More

Mystery seeds with labeling from China. (Source: Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Source: AgriLife Today | July 28, 2020

Texas residents are now among … Read More

Texas vineyards experienced erratic weather and tough marketing due to COVID-19 this growing season. But overall, Texas wine grape growers have produced good quality fruit. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell)

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Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Hal Dumas, District 21 in Central Texas, reports two bulls missing from a property in Robertson County. The bulls were last seen on July 1, 2020, and are a Charolais bull branded Diamond C brand on the left hip and … Read More

Do you know how to maintain your septic system? Texas Community Watershed Partners offers some tips on keeping your septic system functioning right.

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Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association | July 27, 2020

The Checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program, managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), is now recognized as an industry-leading animal welfare program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has … Read More

Portfolio management isn’t just for investments — it works for ranching, too. Jeff Geider, director of Texas Christian University’s Institute of Ranch Management, describes it as “the art and science of selecting and overseeing a group of assets and resources to meet long-term objectives.” … Read More

According to the Cattle on Feed report released on July 24, 2020, cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.4 million head on July 1, 2020. The inventory was slightly … Read More