If you’re curious how much it has rained around the state, visit the TexMesonet website to see real-time data on rainfall totals. The site is a partnership between The Texas Water Development Board and regional water authorities that also includes data from private citizens, university research stations, government organizations and … Read More

Cattle come down with a lot of different illnesses, but lead poisoning is preventable just by walking the pasture and picking up discarded car batteries, linoleum, and old caulking materials. Any age cow can be poisoned by lead, but calves are more susceptible simply because they’re very curious and like … Read More

This tangy, hearty beef ragu recipe can be made in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot in less than an hour! Read more…

TSCRA Special Ranger H.D. Brittain, District 19 in Central Texas, reports the Feb. 27 theft of a Polaris utility vehicle, trailer and other equipment from a property in Comanche County. Stolen was a Polaris Ranger 900 utility vehicle, VIN# 3NSRUY873FG896230; a black 16-foot utility trailer; an upright air compressor; a … Read More

The School for Successful Ranching at the Cattle Raisers Convention March 23-25 in Fort Worth provides time to explore what is relevant to you, offers information you can use at home right away, and has classes that will help you stretch and develop better ranching skills. 35 hours of practical … Read More

The Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir was recently approved for its second $500 million loan as the project nears the beginning of construction in North Texas. The dam and accompanying man-made lake will be Texas’ first new major reservoir in almost two decades. But in the rural Fannin County land that’s … Read More

Just a little over a year ago, the U.S. livestock industry begin following the VFD- the Veterinary Feed Directive as developed by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Mike Apley with Kansas State University talked with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Director of Farm Programming Ron Hays about how the beef … Read More

Researchers at the USDA Climate Hub interviewed ranchers in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Utah about their experiences with drought in hopes their stories will help others. As researchers talked to ranchers about how to manage drought, they found being proactive, and being willing to consider the unconventional, can pay … Read More

A nine-year study done by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service analyzed the benefits and effects of increasing the number of plant species sown into a pasture. Successful Farming radio takes a look at the latest research in mixed-species pasture. Read more…

Recent rainfall has set up much of the state for spring crop planting, but other areas continue to experience drought. Cotton planting in irrigated fields began more than a week ago in the Rio Grande Valley, but has been slow due to intermittent cool temperatures this year. Dryland fields will … Read More