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Backyard Composting

Monday, December 8th, 2014

The following was published in the December edition of Ag News and Views One of the byproducts of consumerism is waste. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash during 2010. Our trash, or municipal solid waste (MSW), is made up of things such as packaging, food […]

2015 Beef Cattle Market

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Southeast Farm Press The 2015 Beef Cattle market is fundamentally strong with expectations of reduced beef production and modestly higher cattle prices, according to Walt Prevatt, Auburn University Extension economist and professor. The 2015 cattle market is fundamentally strong with expectations of reduced beef production and modestly higher cattle prices, according to Walt Prevatt, Auburn University […]

Olive Production Seminar Planned

Monday, November 24th, 2014

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an Olive Production and Management Seminar at the dairy barn located on the San Antonio Livestock Exposition grounds from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. The dairy barn is closest to the West Gate/Gate A entrance at 3201 E. Houston St. Registration […]

District Pecan Show Nearing

Monday, November 24th, 2014

With the cooler weather here many homeowners and commercial growers are anxiously awaiting the Hill Country District Pecan Show, set for December 12th, 2014 at the Kerr County Youth Event Center in Kerrville.  Growers throughout Texas are having the best crop in years and should have plenty of pecans for this year’s shows. Each year […]

Upcoming Webinar

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Planting Natives: Using Herbicides to Prepare Seedbeds and Maintain Native Reseedings in Texas Presenter: Dr. Megan Clayton Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST Credit: 1 TDA Pesticide CEU – Integrated Pest Management Description: There are many advantages to reseeding your land to native plants, but what tools are available […]

Thanksgiving’s Turkeys More Expensive

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Thanksgiving’s turkeys more expensive Americans will eat 46 million turkeys during the Thanksgiving holiday Published on November 16th, 2014 Bronze free-range turkeys. (Nick David) Originally published on November 14, 2014: Recent history suggests Americans will eat 46 million turkeys during Thanksgiving, give or take a few birds. The problem is that supplies are dropping. While […]

10 Awesome Things about Texas Agriculture

Monday, November 17th, 2014

10 awesome things about Texas agriculture Mike Barnett shares his list of ag facts gleaned from ag census data Published on November 16th, 2014 #8: Everyone needs a good mule. And Texas is the place to find one! Texas has 21 percent of the U.S. mule, donkey and burro inventory. Everything’s bigger and better in […]

Natural Materials Enable Erosion Control

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

(The following was published in the November 14 edition of Ag News and Views) Unfortunately, eroded areas are all too common. Erosion usually is a result of overuse of the area through poor tillage, off-road vehicle traffic, grazing or excessive herbicide application. Improperly using these practices over a prolonged period will significantly weaken or completely […]

New Deer Management Calendar App

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced a new deer management calendar app on the cusp of this year’s fast-approaching deer season. “The brand new White-tailed Deer Management Calendar is meant to help landowners, hunters and wildlife managers understand what, when and how to implement practices that benefit deer herds,” said […]

BSWCD Native Tree Sale

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

The Bandera Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a Native Tree Sale on Saturday, November 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Mansfield Park Showbarn, 2886 Hwy 16 N in Bandera.  Note: Orders must be received by Friday, November 14th.  Species include Texas Walnut, Monterrey Oak, Live Oak, Burr Oak, Cedar […]