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AgriLife Research to take ground-penetrating research to new crops Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists will soon be looking deep beneath agricultural row crops to determine what makes them stronger, higher yielding and more adaptable, as well as what they offer in the area of climate change mitigation. Dr. Dirk Hays, AgriLife Research plant geneticist in […]

New Partnership Provides Funds to Landowners Who Improve Forest Health


Funds are now available for forest landowners near the Sam Houston National Forest through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership. This partnership between USDA Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Texas A&M Forest Service looks to improve forest health and resiliency on the Sam Houston National Forest and surrounding private forestland. Landowners may be […]



Welcome to the first installment of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory’s podcast, LABCAST. This podcast will provide you with the latest in veterinary diagnostic information. Each podcast features a new topic. Be sure to visit monthly to listen or download for later. Thank you for tuning in to LABCAST! Podcast: Play in […]

Little Buckaroo Farms exhibit to give visitors a view from farm to table


Exhibits will focus on horticulture, agricultural production, natural resources    SAN ANTONIO – Once again, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is saddling up with H-E-B to present the Little Buckaroo Farms tent during the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to exhibit coordinators. The tent will in the Family Fair area of the […]

Dr. Hussey named chair-elect of U.S. Board on Agriculture Assembly

Dr. Mark Hussey, Texas A&M University System vice chancellor and dean of agriculture, has been voted chair-elect of the Board of Agriculture Assembly for 2016. Hussey will help lead thousands of administrators and faculty across the nation in creating and implementing an integrated federal-relations program as well as formulating Congressional budget recommendations affecting all areas […]

Texas A&M Celebrates New Partnership in Mexico


Texas A&M University has added a new signature partnership to its set of resources to expand high impact learning for students and research collaboration for faculty with the formal dedication of the Hacienda Santa Clara Education and Research Center in Mexico. Hacienda Santa Clara is a 340-acre study and research center just outside of San […]

Low market prices already affecting 2016 crop outlook


As Rio Grande Valley farmers prepare to plant seeds in the coming weeks for this year’s row crops, many are scratching their heads over what to plant, according to Brad Cowan, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Hidalgo County. “Commodity prices are not good,” he said. “That poses a huge challenge; growers don’t […]

TVMDL building project hits milestone at the end of the year

Throughout 2015, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) construction project in College Station has steadily advanced. The new, 90,000-square-foot headquarters for the State of Texas’ veterinary diagnostic laboratory is on schedule for completion in December of 2016. One milestone important to the construction process is “topping out”, highlighting the completion of structural steel […]

Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Seven Texas A&M Faculty Among 12 In Texas A&M System Named Regents Professors Seven Texas A&M University faculty members, including one at Texas A&M University at Galveston and two at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, […]

Taiwan university joins Texas A&M, Borlaug Institute in fight against hunger, poverty

The Texas A&M University System, through its Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, has inked a “joint hub agreement” with Taiwan’s National Chung Hsing University recently, officials said. The agreement binds the global agriculture powerhouses in an effort to address issues related to ecology, agriculture and rural development worldwide and specifically across Southeast Asia. The […]