With newborn livestock on the ground, predators can increase on your lands. Depending on where you live, some of the most common predators include; coyotes, birds, dogs, hogs, and snakes.
Conserving Texas: Quantifying Ecological Return on Investment
In Texas, close to 95% of the land lies in private ownership, which means relying on collaborative solutions and public-private partnerships to support the stewardship and conservation of natural resources for the public good.
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USDA funds Texas A&M AgriLife Extension West Texas Rangeland Conservation Projects
Four separate projects have been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative with West Texas Rangelands Involvement! These projects will combine the expertise of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to provide livestock producer support and increase the use of conservation principles on grazing lands.
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Rangeland Carbon Market Reports
Carbon Markets and Carbon Credits have been the buzz words in the Agriculture Industry lately. These markets are growing rapidly and evolving in response to supply and demand. With growth comes questions regarding these markets.
Statewide Texas Landowner Survey Results
Did you know that Texas Landowner demographics are surveyed by the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI)? This type of information is incredibly valuable and insightful to the changing demographic occurring across Texas working landscapes.
Rangeland Analysis Platform Virtual Training
Rangeland Analysis Platform, also known as RAP, have you heard of it? It is a platform that was created with a partnership between the University of Montana (UM), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI).
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Wild Pig Damage in Texas
Did you know that wild pigs are found on 6 of the 7 continents? Over the past four decades, wild pigs have expanded into 35 states in the United States, with an estimated population of 6.9 million. They are highly adaptable with high reproductive rates.
What Is In My Soil?!
Did you know that your soil is a living, breathing ecosystem and is easily one of the most complex ecosystems on earth?! There are billions (perhaps trillions) of organisms in a small handful of healthy soil, with millions of different species.
Central Texas Fuels Reduction Grant
The Central Texas Fuels Reduction Grant has officially opened! This an opportunity for Central Texas Landowners to apply for the SFAM Mechanical Fuels Reduction Grant to help reduce risks posed to their property by wildfire.
Springtime is Here!
Depending on where you are in the United States, you might have noticed the warmer temperatures this year. The first day of Spring was March 20, 2023. But, according to Harry Stevens from The Washington Post, nature does not know what month of the calendar we are in but instead responds to the gradual accumulation of heat at the beginning of each year. When the daily average temperatures rise above freezing, this sends a signal to the plants and animals that life is again preparing to grow. On average this year, phenology stages of bud break were the earliest it has been in 40 years!