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Nov. 8, 2019: Odds for Warm Winter Good for Much of the U.S.

The latest outlooks from the North American Multi-Model Ensemble … Read More

The Greater Big Bend region is projected to face new impacts from energy development in the upcoming years. The Texas Agricultural Land Trust (TALT) is offering a seminar to provide information, strategies and tools for local landowners who hope to minimize the impact of that development. Join informative speakers on … Read More

Average feedyard close-outs were printed in black ink last week for the first time in several months after a $3 per cwt. rally in cash cattle prices. Choice steers averaged $133.36 per cwt., lifting feedyard margins to an average of $40 per head, after losses of $25 per head the previous week, according … Read More

China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African swine fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken. The European Union, the world’s second largest pork producer after … Read More

Hay trades were mostly steady to firm on good demand and trading activity.  Hay demand is continuing to increase as colder temperatures continue to move across the state.  Supplemental winter feeding is taking place in most regions. 

Source: droughtmonitor.unl.edu | Map released Nov. 7, 2019 | Data valid Nov. 5, 2019

This week’s drought summary: This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw continued improvements in drought conditions as a large-scale, low-pressure system last week delivered moderate-to-heavy precipitation accumulations ranging from 2 to 7 … Read More

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | Nov. 6, 2019… Read More

BBQuest Visits the Rio Grande Valley

Barbecue enthusiast and native Texan Kelsey Pribilski is on a quest to find secret menu items at some of the best barbecue joints in Texas. This episode has Kelsey searching for local flavors in the Rio Grande Valley region, with the help of local guide Larry … Read More

Source: Texas Department of Agriculture

In a celebration of agriculture and family heritage, 58 farms and ranches spanning 38 Texas counties were honored at the 44th Annual Family Land Heritage (FLH) ceremony at the State Capitol on Oct. 30, 2019. The ceremony, held in the historic House … Read More

September exports of U.S. beef were steady with last year in volume, but export value trended lower, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. Pork exports were above year-ago levels in September but pulled back from the large totals posted in June, July and August.