Fall signals mating season for the asp, which means clusters of the woolly caterpillars start to appear in wooded areas and trees, often in back yards. While they may look cute and cuddly, asp caterpillars are considered North America’s most venomous caterpillar and should be avoided at all costs. … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Texas is processing more than $205.7 million in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for the 2018 crop year. Additionally, Texas FSA will distribute more than $89.1 million … Read More

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released the advanced estimate for third  quarter GDP yesterday. The report showed the U.S. economy continues to slow but beat pre-report expectations coming in at 1.9% compared to 2% in the second quarter and over 3% in the first quarter, all … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

The future of U.S. pork belly supplies isn’t so clear despite reports of an impending bacon shortage in 2020, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.

David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said numerous recent reports regarding a bacon shortage in 2020 … Read More

Smoked beef tenderloin and potatoes combine for a hearty hash in this recipe from Chef Tiffany Collins Blackmon. Get … Read More

An investigation by The Texas Tribune and Grist shows that regulators in the Lone Star State have given a hand up to struggling coal companies as they face millions of dollars in mandated land restoration costs.

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is accepting nominations for geographic areas of Texas experiencing a shortage of veterinarians that work in food animal medicine, rural private practice, or public practice. The … Read More

Source: Farm Progress 

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to reducing pasture damage from winter feeding.

Each producer should analyze his or her operation to determine if there are small steps that can be taken to reduce damage incurred by winter feeding.

Still, Penn State Cooperative Extension has nine … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | Oct. 29, 2019

Deer hunters hoping for a change in the weather may be in luck for opening weekend of general deer season as weather forecasters predict cooler temperatures across the state. With an estimated 5.3 million deer in the … Read More

Many hunters feed deer. The perceived benefits of feeding include the hope of larger antlers, better body condition and survivability. The practice of supplementation in feeders is based on the assumption that food is a limiting factor to deer. In actuality, food is less limiting in Texas and Oklahoma than … Read More