Farm and Ranch
  • Preparing for the future should be a primary concern of cow-calf producers, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialist said. (Texas A&M Agriculture Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter)
  • The law affects sustainable, local food producers in many ways, and farmers need information on how to deal with these concerns. Tarrant County Extension will present this webinar series through Farm Commons and Attorney Rachel Armstrong, this winter in order to help farmers and small processors identify some common concerns.
  • Dr. Jason Banta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist, said the biggest impact on income in a cattle operation is percentage of calves weaned. Other pieces of the equation include how many pounds the calves weigh and price received per pound. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
  • Training for Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) private pesticide applicator licenses will be held in the Fort Worth Room at the Tarrant County Extension Office on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Training begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will be completed by 12:00 noon.

  • Results of sale Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 804 head
  • The Four States Agricultural Exposition will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Arkansas, said Dr. Brian Triplett, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Red River County.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that producers who have crops pledged as collateral for a marketing assistance loan can now purchase a commodity certificate that may be exchanged for the outstanding loan collateral.
  • This series will include a number of short seminars to take place throughout the year to assist landowners and livestock owners on management practices to utilize throughout the year along with information to help new landowners/livestock owners to build an operation.
  • Field conditions last year in February and March were too wet for farmers to get into fields to till and plant corn. Field conditions are drier so far this year in late January and early February, so are more favorable for planting, said Dr. Ronnie Schnell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state cropping systems specialist, College Station. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Ronnie Schnell)
  • Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offering farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property.
  • Spring is a coming and so are the weeds.
  • "The Texas wine industry has great potential," said Dr. Dan Lineberger, head of the horticultural sciences department at Texas A&M University where the four will be academically connected. "We're anxious to get this team in place, and we're excited about the opportunities to work closer with new growers, current growers and members of the Texas wine industry."