Category Archives: Agriculture News & Information

Testing and Decontaminating Private Water Wells After A Flood

If your well has been flooded, you should assume that the water in it is contaminated. Do not use the well water for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth or even bathing until you are satisfied that it is not contaminated. Other Agriculture News & Information Texas A&M AgriLife Turns Up Heat On U.S. Hot Pepper MarketSep 15, 2021 […]

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AgriLife Research Investigators Study Effects Of Aflatoxins On Quail Reproduction [VIDEO]

UVALDE – In an effort to find what’s causing the decline of Texas wild quail populations, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists investigated whether regular ingestion of low levels of aflatoxins by bobwhite and scaled quail may impact their ability to reproduce. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Running Out of Agricultural Land

Fear that we are running out of important resources is perpetual. Oil is a favorite thing to worry about; landfill space is another, and trees yet another. I could continue listing things (coal, copper, iron ore, even tin) that people have worried would soon be exhausted, and I plan to discuss the persistent fear of resource exhaustion in future columns. […]

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Are You Taking Your Grass For Granted?

Almost everybody that has pastures take their grass for granted, and it has been that way for many years.  Few of our early day cattleman had enough time to look closely at their grass and think about what it needed.  The demands of early pioneer life usually assigned their grass “crop” a low priority.  The apparent endless growing potential of […]

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USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Texas Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Winter Storms [VIDEO]

Our hearts go out to Texas farmers and ranchers affected by Winter Storm Goliath. USDA and Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) stand with our communities when severe weather and natural disasters impact your livelihood and disrupt your way of life. ~ Judith A. Canales, Texas FSA State Executive Director Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Gideon Lincecum Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist Training Course To Begin

The Texas Master Naturalist program is designed to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Three-Part Beef Cattle Production Series Offered to Central Texas Producers

The Texas Beef Council (TBC) and Texas AgriLife Extension Service have teamed up to present a special Beef 706 program, a three-part series of hands-on sessions focusing on beef quality management and marketing opportunities.  This program is available to beef cattle producers from Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, Lee, Waller, and Washington counties. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Leadership Advisory Board to Host Annual Meeting

The Leadership Advisory Board of Austin County is charged with the purpose of promoting Extension work in the community and strengthening the programmatic efforts of the Agents in Austin County.    This year’s event will take place on Thursday, January 14th, at the Liedertafel Hall, 116 Lux Rd. in Sealy.  The event will showcase events of the year for the Texas […]

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OVERSEEDING FOR COOL SEASON FORAGES

Over seeding pastures with cool season forage species such as ryegrass or clovers is a good way to provide valuable forage during the fall, winter, and early spring.  When raising animals that demand a large amount of high quality forage, planning to over seed one of these varieties can improve your land, reduce your inputs, and increase your profits too. […]

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Brune Honored For Service

Herbert Brune has been a lifelong resident of Austin County and has been active in several areas of the community in regards to public service.  He most recently served as valued member of the Austin County Soil & Water Conservation District. On June 23, 2015, he resigned after 29 years of faithful and dedicated service which included serving as vice […]

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Fire Ants Natural Enemy, The Phorid Fly, Has Come To Texas [VIDEO]

We all know how nasty Fire Ants can be.  But, what you may not know is that they are not natural to our area.  The first ants came to the United Sates in the 1930’s through the port of Mobile, Alabama; probably in soil used for ships’ ballasts  and have been spreading ever since. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Conservation Assistance Available for Bobwhite Quail Habitat Improvements through Initiative

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas will be working with partners on the recently announced 2015 NRCS Texas Bobwhite Quail Initiative, aimed at increasing the amount of high-quality native grassland and savannah habitats by at least 255,000 acres over a four year period for bobwhite quail, and related declining wildlife species. The initiative targets more than 60 Texas […]

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