Drought continues across much of Texas
The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor reveals that 87 percent of Texas is still experiencing moderate, severe, extreme or exceptional drought conditions.
FSA county committee nomination period now open
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened its county committee nomination process Monday and is now encouraging farmers and ranchers to nominate themselves and others to serve on FSA county committees.
Potato varieties on display July 24 at field day
One hundred and forty-four varieties of potatoes will be available for viewing and study at the Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Field Day July 24 near Springlake.
Food stamp cuts prompt farm bill veto threat from White House
Due to proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, the White House is threatening to veto the House of Representative’s proposed farm bill.
Perry signs water conservation bills
A handful of bills signed by Gov. Rick Perry this week promote water conservation techniques across the state.
Conference to help farmers, ranchers “Drive their cattle to profits”
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension will host their annual Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Cattle Conference Aug. 13 in Lawton, OK for farmers and ranchers interested in learning more about drought technologies and research and the farm bill.
House farm bill debate, vote expected this week
Following an announcement by House Speaker John Boehner last week that he will vote for the House’s version of the farm bill, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that the House would take up the farm bill this week.
Survey reveals more female farmers
The number of women involved in agricultural operations across the U.S. has risen 9 percent over the last 30 years, according to a new analysis released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).