Category Archives: Agriculture News & Information

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ AWARDS DESERVING TEXAS STUDENTS WITH MORE THAN $12 MILLION IN EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced 644 students who received one of the organization’s educational scholarships. These scholarships are a
portion of the Rodeo’s annual educational commitment of more than $27 million and are awarded to students across the state of Texas.

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Tell Congress the PRIME Act is the best shot for small livestock farmers!

Livestock

The PRIME Act would allow farmers to take their animals to “custom slaughterhouses” and then sell the meat within their state, either direct to consumer or to restaurants and retailers who in turn sell direct to consumer. This means transparent, accountable meat sources to supply our local communities.

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When Sean Speaks, A Message For Everyone On Memorial Weekend [VIDEO]

Earlier this month, we posted a Memorial Day message from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service encouraging everyone to plan while you can and designate a sober ride. That article featured a video about Sean Carter and his journey after sustaining a traumatic brain injury as a result of a drunk driving accident. Sean and his mother, Jenny, from WhenSeanSpeaks.com took time to interview with us and share more of Sean’s story with us. They have taken their message to tens of thousands of young people to help prevent drunk driving and to make people aware of the consequences of their choices. Please take a moment to hear their message.

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Higher Meat Prices as Cattle Producers See Lower Prices, Texas A&M’s Dr. David Anderson Tells Us Why [VIDEO]

Higher Meat Prices as Cattle Producers See Lower Prices, Texas A&M’s Dr. David Anderson Tells Us Why [VIDEO]

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately you’ve undoubtedly seen the soaring prices of meat or maybe you’ve seen the limitations being placed on the amount of meat you can purchase.  We’re even hearing about how thousands of pigs rot in compost as the U.S. faces this meat shortage.  So, how can this be?  How can we be facing a meat shortage as producers are facing lower prices and having to destroy their livestock?  Dr. David Anderson, Professor and Extension Agricultural Economist with Texas A&M University joins us to explain the situation.

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