Texas Ag Today - July 17, 2024
Texas Agriculture Today
by Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network
14h ago
Cotton prices have been dropping and the outlook is bleak. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack dismisses claims made about the Environmental Protection Agency during a recent House Ag hearing.  High prices are impacting beef imports and exports.   Post-breeding management of heifers after artificial insemination can have an impact on the number of cows that calve.  We’ll have those stories and more on Texas Ag Today ..read more
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Texas Ag Today - July 16, 2024
Texas Agriculture Today
by Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network
2d ago
*As hundreds of FFA students from across the state gathered in Houston, Hurricane Beryl made landfall, brining with it 100-mile-an-hour winds and massive flooding. *A U.S. Congresswoman from Texas recently shared with the House Ag Committee how EPA’s slow pesticide approval process is impacting Texas farmers. *What are record high cattle prices telling producers? *Texas pork producers are benefitting from lower grain prices. We’ll have those stories and more on Texas Ag Today ..read more
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Texas Ag Today - July 15, 2024
Texas Agriculture Today
by Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network
3d ago
*The Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association’s annual convention is this weekend. *Cattle prices are at record highs, and the outlook is very positive.   *Pork prices are low right now.   *EPA’s pesticide registration and review process came under fire in a House Ag Committee hearing.   *Farmers in the Coastal Bend dodged a bullet with Hurricane Beryl.  *Nutrition can impact a horse’s hooves.   ..read more
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Texas Ag Today - July 12, 2024
Texas Agriculture Today
by Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network
6d ago
*Cotton demand is dropping, and that means there is a poor outlook for U.S. cotton exports.   *Angus Convention 2024 is headed to Cowtown.   *Is it time for Texas High Plains wheat farmers to try something new?   *Farmers and ranchers recently testified in front of Congress about the impact EPA’s new regulations have had on their operations.   *Biosecurity on farms is an important part of combatting Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.   *During hot dry summers, grasshopper can become a big problem for forage producers.   *Researchers are looking a methods to detect ..read more
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Texas Ag Today - July 11, 2024
Texas Agriculture Today
by Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network
1w ago
*Cotton may not be a profitable crop this year.   *It’s time for Texas High Plains cotton farmers to do a good examination of what’s happening in their fields.   *The American Farm Bureau is asking the U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Agriculture to address the shortage of farm labor.   *The Farm Bill hasn’t gone anywhere in the United States Senate.  *It’s another hot summer in Texas and that has a big effect on gardens landscapes.   *Goats can develop stones in their bladder.  ..read more
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Texas Ag Today - July 10, 2024
Texas Agriculture Today
by Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network
1w ago
*The remnants of Beryl are beneficial for farmers outside of Texas.   *The economy continues to weigh on farmer sentiment.   *Harvest season is well underway in South and Central Texas.   *Cattle prices are very high right now.   *Political sparring over the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of the Farm Bill may be getting in the way of any Farm Bill action.   *HPAI or Avian Influenza in dairy cattle caused quite a stir in the industry when it was discovered in Texas dairy herds back in March.   *Wildlife can be a source of disease for your cattle herd ..read more
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Texas Ag Today - July 9, 2024
Texas Agriculture Today
by Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network
1w ago
*Texas farmers and ranchers are assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Beryl.    *The Texas A&M AgriLife’s annual sheep and goat field day and expo is coming up in a few weeks.   *Texas cowboy Joe “Buzz” Thorpe is this year’s winner of the Ranching Heritage Association’s Working Cowboy Award. *The weather in other parts of the country is helping create a tough market situation for Texas corn and cotton farmers.   *Texas officials are fighting back against the Endangered Species Listing of the Dunes Sagebrush lizard.  *Medical grade honey is effective in treating ..read more
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Texas Ag Today - July 8, 2024
Texas Agriculture Today
by Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network
1w ago
*Hurricane Beryl is plowing through Texas agriculture.   *The Texas Animal Health Commission is now accepting applications for its Rural Veterinarian Incentive Program.   *McDonalds is giving up on meatless burgers. *Cotton prices are very low right now.   *USDA is proposing changes to the federal milk marketing order.   *Texas pecan growers are preparing for their annual conference.   *Wheat harvest has wrapped up and cotton is planted in the Texas Rolling Plains.  *Intestinal parasites are the most significant health risk in meat goats.  ..read more
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Texas Ag Today - July 4, 2024
Texas Agriculture Today
by Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network
2w ago
*The battle against the boll weevil continues on the Mexican border.   *The winter wheat season is wrapping up on the Texas High Plains. *Financial assistance is available for dairy farmers impacted by avian influenza.  *Williamson County just north of Austin is a high growth area of the state.   *This is the time of year to watch for pinkeye in cattle.   ..read more
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Texas Ag Today - July 3, 2024
Texas Agriculture Today
by Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network
2w ago
*The Texas wheat harvest is winding down.    *Officials from the United States and Chile have signed letters of agreement to protect market access for U.S. meat and cheese products.   *The condition of the Texas corn crop remains the same as last week. *Grazing conditions have improved in the Texas High Plains.   *The Texas congressional delegation continues working to get Mexico to deliver vital water to the Rio Grande Valley.   *Drought continues for farmers and ranchers in far West Texas.   *After an extremely wet spring, farmers in Central Texas are looking fo ..read more
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