Source: Texas A&M Forest Service | May 29, 2020

The presence of the deadly emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed May 19, 2020, in Denton and Bowie Counties. EAB has infested and killed ash trees in both counties, soon adding them … Read More

COVID-19 impacts at the slaughter level could be masking the fundamental liquidation phase happening in cow-calf country. A quick look at total cow harvest (beef and dairy type) suggests year-to-date figures are even with a year ago even after several weeks of dampened harvest levels. However, every week … Read More

Source: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

This week’s drought summary: During the past week, widespread rain and thunderstorms fell across parts of the Great Plains, including a few instances of severe weather. Particularly large amounts of rain in central and eastern Nebraska, as well as in adjacent states, … Read More

Oklahoma’s trich regulations focus on bulls because they are the primary vector of transmission. (Photo by Todd Johnson, Oklahoma State University Agricultural Communications Services)

Source: Oklahoma State University Extension |May 22, … Read More

May 28 is National Beef Burger Day, and the folks at Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. have a special selection of their tastiest burger recipes to celebrate. Read more at www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com… 

Through May 17, U.S. ground beef sales increased more than $1 billion compared to the same period last year. That’s just some of COVID-19’s impact on retail meat and poultry markets, says Anne-Marie Roerink, president of 210 Analytics. round proteins were frequently among those items with purchase limitations … Read More

Communication between a cattleman and his banker is vital at this time of instability and uncertainty. TSCRA Director Ken Leiber, who is also president of the Texas Livestock Marketing Association/National Finance Credit Corporation of Texas, says communication is the key to building a relationship between the lender and … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | May 27, 2020

What a difference a few months have made for Texas High Plains agricultural producers under the financial and other strains brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read More

Source: agrilifetoday.tamu.edu | May 27, 2020

otton producers face an uncertain market future as demand for cotton and cotton products, like apparel, tumbled due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and economic recession, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.

John Robinson, Ph.D., … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Joe Aguilar Jr., District 29 in South Texas, reports a heifer missing from a property west of 281 on CR 110 & CR 111 in Brooks County. The two-year-old black Brangus heifer was pregnant, weighs about 900 pounds, and has … Read More