Broadleaf Marshedler (Iva annua L.) is a warm season annual in the sunflower family. Also called broadleaf sump weed, its leaves are situated in pairs across from each other on the stem. Marshelder grows in wet, moist areas, disturbed areas, and roadsides. This plant germinates in the early spring in February or March. The flowers, … Read More

May 4, 2020

Grocery disruptions continue amid beef processing chaos

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

COVID-19 continues to sweep through packing plant workers leading to severe disruptions in beef processing. Estimated cattle slaughter … Read More

Think you’re too small to benefit from the COVID-19 relief options? Concerned about some of those rumors floating around social media?

The effects of COVID-19 have raised a lot of questions for cattlemen. Joining host Kristen Brown for the May 2020 episode of TSCRA Talk are Kaleb McLaurin, executive director of … Read More

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May 1, 2020

Current Soil Moisture

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Attend this informative School for Successful Ranching webinar to get an overview of the law related to landowner liability and leave with the five steps that you, as a Texas landowner, can utilize to protect your operation. Our speaker will be Dowell Lashmet, Agricultural Law Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife … Read More

Now that temperatures across Texas and Oklahoma are warming up, it’s time to begin keeping an eye out for heat stress in cattle. An increase in body temperature, combined with other environmental factors and an animal’s inability to effectively cool down can result in production loss and even … Read More

Source: USDA ESMIS | May 1, 2020

Compared to last report, hay trades are mostly steady in all regions, and firm in South Texas. First cutting has started in South and West Texas, and trades in both regions have been in … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | April 30, 2020

Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) has been confirmed in a horse in El Paso County. This confirmation marks the third case of VSV in Texas this year.

The horse was … Read More

Source: USDA NRCS | April 30, 2020

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a new mentoring initiative called the Conservation Agricultural Mentoring Program and is looking for agricultural producers to serve as mentors.

The program is … Read More


Map released: April 30, 2020 | Data valid: April 28, 2020

This week’s drought summary: An active pattern of storms brought cold, wet weather to the Northeast, rain and locally severe thunderstorms to parts of the South, lower Midwest, … Read More