A group of U.S. Senators sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) urging the agency to streamline the permitting process to allow livestock and aquaculture producers greater flexibility in protecting their animals from avian predators shielded under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Some predatory … Read More

Hay quality affects all types of livestock, but it can be critical for beef cows since they are less likely to receive supplemental feed than most other animals. T… Read More

Many landowners are being approached by solar energy developers. Become informed by checking out a guide from Shannon Ferrell, Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics, Understanding Solar Energy Agreements. You can also listen to Tiffany Dowell Lashmet discuss the topic … Read More

In agriculture, there are a variety of tax laws, deductions and requirements unique to the industry. As a … Read More

With duck hunting season getting underway in most of the state in early November, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia.  

Source: AgriLife Today

Texas cotton growers face poor prices amid high domestic and foreign production, coupled with weakening demand, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

John Robinson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension cotton marketing specialist, College Station, said low cotton prices and unfavorable market conditions are making the 2019 … Read More

New efforts are underway to remove an invasive species of water fowl, the Egyptian goose, from Central Texas. The invasive species is highly territorial and are prone to pushing native birds out of an area, as well as damaging some crops. However, they could come in handy for keeping … Read More

As you contemplate another season of Old Man Winter, now is a good time to make sure your truck or car is at its road-worthy-best for the months ahead. Drovers offers seven tips to help you accomplish that. Read more at Drovers…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on November 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections.

“Our county committee members play a key role in our efforts to provide assistance to producers,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. … Read More

Source: www.fsa.usda.gov

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 19 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent weather events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

These natural disaster designations allow FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit … Read More