Source: Michigan State University Today

Michigan State University and Michigan Department of Natural Resources scientists are testing a faster, more accurate way to screen and diagnosis chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in deer. The three-year, $900,000 project, funded by both institutions, will use RT-QuIC, a technology … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

Texas rice growers faced a challenging 2019 due to early and late-season rains, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert.

Ted Wilson, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center director, Beaumont, said reports on yields and … Read More

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds hunters throughout the state to properly dispose of carcasses from harvested deer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in deer. This is particularly important for those taken inside the Trans-Pecos, … Read More

Rural Texans often face disadvantages when it comes to health care. Doctors are in short supply and hospitals are located far away from many residents. The Washington Post has reported that, until recently, one doctor in Van Horn served as the primary physician for people living within an 11,000 square … Read More

If you’re looking for hay or grazing or have hay or grazing to offer, you’ve got two resources to help you connect with other producers. The Texas Department of Agriculture’s Hay Hotline helps connect buyers and sellers of forage and grazing land. Listing is free, and you can search … Read More

When Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Kansas City as the new home for two USDA research agencies, officials laid out an aggressive schedule to have everyone in place by Sept. 30, the final day of fiscal 2019. But the USDA has hired only a comparative handful of workers to stanch … Read More


Weather was mostly hot and dry across the state of Texas last week. Precipitation in areas near the Gulf Coast, the Southern Plains and areas of the Trans-Pecos ranged from a quarter of an inch up to 3 inches. Meanwhile, the rest of the … Read More


Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to as much as $5 higher. Trade was moderate on good demand. Slaughter cows and bulls steady to weak. All hay classes traded mostly steady. Trade activity was moderate to good with a large variety on the market … Read More

TSCRA and the local ranching community are welcome to attend – invite your family, friends and neighbors for a ranch gathering on Oct. 3 at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds! It’s one of our biggest of the year, so don’t … Read More

Hunting season has arrived and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials are reminding hunters in South Texas that additional precautions are required when handling white-tailed deer, nilgai antelope, black buck, axis deer, and other exotics located on fever tick quarantined premises.