The food supply chain is still working to improve from the upheaval caused by COVID-19, but recovery and a new normal are getting closer and closer.
Texas grain producers are experiencing better market conditions this fall compared to where prices were mid-summer, thanks in large part to reduced U.S. corn yield estimates in the nation’s grain-producing states.
Producers sold over 5,000 head of cattle at the September Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization’s Sale held Wednesday at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission.
New owners at Paris Livestock Auction, 3320 Highway 82, east of Reno, are gearing up for the busiest time of the year.
According to information provided by John Yates, AgriLife Extension agent for Lamar County, the extension service in Lamar County has received a handful of inquiries from producers about the newly legalized crop of hemp.
Brady is commonly referred to as “The Heart of Texas” since it is the closest city to the center of the state. The Brady area has been, and continues to be, a large producer of agricultural products due to its rural landscapes.
Conservation practices are working to reduce runoff, improve soil quality and mitigate contaminants in small watersheds across the country, according to USDA’s scientific findings published in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas has announced financial assistance for multi-species cover crops through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for producers in the Panhandle and South Plains, Big Bend, and the Hill Country areas of the state who have experienc…
It’s a dog-eat-dog world, and no one knows that better than poultry and livestock. On any given day, predators are searching, sniffing, and in some cases even plotting and planning on ways to grab a quick snack or tasty meal.
To help lessen the odds of suffering losses, farmers and ranchers use a variety of security measures — electric fences, movement lights, and the use of animals that are either bred or trained for such purposes or are naturally territorial.
“There is a lot of information coming out of the AgriLife headquarters,” said Josh Yates, Extension agent-agriculture for Lamar County. Yates said the pandemic has made Extension agent’s jobs “more challenging,”
With spring around the corner, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory wants to prepare your horses for West Nile virus and Equine Encephalitis virus.
Food waste and hunger are two enormous problems that some non-profit groups say can be addressed together by getting the extra food to the people who need it.
Recent passage of a Congressional act may bring relief to farmers who experienced crop losses due to drought in 2018 and 2019.
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is inviting Texas farmers and ranchers to apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Family Land Heritage program.
Texas corn producers face a 2020 that could provide price opportunity ahead of what is shaping up to be a record national corn crop, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
The children are part of the McQueeney Pioneer Club — a program created by McQueeney Elementary attendance clerk Jennifer Baker began last year as a way to teach the campus’ second- through fifth-grade students the building blocks of agriculture.
The Lamar County Extension service will host a feral hog control meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Paris Junior College, 2400 Clarksville St.
Although implementation at the local level won’t come until staff is trained, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, signed into law in December, makes few major changes in agricultural and food policy.
Agriculture is a fairly stable job in Lamar County, according to Texas workforce statistics.
Agriculture is one of the biggest industries in Northeast Texas, with the area responsible for producing large amounts of corn, beans, cotton and other crops. But what exactly does it take to be a farmer, the backbone of the agriculture business?