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Texas 4-H promoting global, cultural awareness through international program


COLLEGE STATION – For Texas youth and their families wanting to experience Japan this summer without leaving home, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program will be bringing “delegates” from the Land of the Rising Sun here to the Lone Star State, said coordinators. She said participating families benefit by expanding their global knowledge and learning […]

TVMDL Amarillo offers PEDV IFA


The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in Amarillo now offers an immunofluorescence assay (IFA) test for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDV). The PEDV IFA allows TVMDL diagnosticians to detect antibodies to the virus using a minimum of 0.5 – 1.00cc serum. The test cost is $8 in state and $9.60 for out-of-state testing, and […]

Report: U.S. beef cow inventory increased 2 percent from 2014

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Rebuilding gaining momentum U.S. beef cow inventory increased 2 percent from a year ago, signaling expansion among herds across the nation, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service cattle report. “I thought the report showed more beef cows added than I expected,” said Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Partnership in Congo Focuses On Peace-Building


The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev) at Texas A&M University and its partner The Congo Peace Center (CPC) moved their mission for peace-building in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) forward with the signing of an act of community unity at a meeting in the Congolese town of Rutshuru. The act declared a commitment […]

Institute-led initiative receives $2.3 million grant to address water quantity, quality in Lower Rio Grande Valley


A Texas Water Resources Institute-led initiative has received a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to address water quantity and water quality concerns in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Improvement Initiative is being funded through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, a new […]