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  1. Powerful Tools for Caregivers series to begin Oct. 1 in College StationRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Southwest Farm Press

    A six-week "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend will be offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service each Monday from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. "You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country," said Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension program specialist, College Station. The series is free and open to the public.

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  2. El Nino weather patterns expected to bring wetter conditions through winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 | Southwest Farm Press

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  3. Wheat acres could rise slightly as prices trend upward; winter moisture expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | Southwest Farm Press

    Texas wheat producers may increase planted acres slightly as the forecast for moisture through winter and market trends improve outlook, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Clark Neely, AgriLife Extension small grains and oilseed specialist, College Station, said he anticipates a "bump" in statewide wheat acres this season.

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  4. Gill appointed interim executive associate dean for Texas A&M ag and life sciencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | Southwest Farm Press

    Dr. Clare Gill has been appointed interim executive associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. Dr. Clare Gill has been appointed interim executive associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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  5. McCollum retires from AgriLife Extension livestock specialist positionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 28 | Southwest Farm Press

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  6. Ag experts discuss handling big data in agriculture at Houston conferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 23 | Southwest Farm Press

    Agricultural experts at a Houston conference praised the advancements in unmanned aerial vehicles, sensors and data-collecting technology used in precision crop production research, but said there are also challenges in how to process vast amounts of information and translate to the farmer. The conference, "Identifying Obstacles to Applying Big Data in Agriculture," held Aug. 20-21 covered a broad spectrum of both unmanned aerial vehicles as well as automated ground vehicles equipped with sensor technology used to collect a variety of datasets in crop production.

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  7. Wheat acres inching up; El Nino forecast holds hope for fall moistureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 | Southwest Farm Press

    While low wheat prices have forced producers to grow other commodities the past couple of years some growers may be returning to wheat this fall. "Prices for wheat have steadily crept up recently," says Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension small grains and oilseed specialist at College Station.

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  8. Texas A&M 2018 Wheat Picks List releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

    The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has released its 2018 Wheat Picks list. While some varieties have been promoted from the Watch List to the Picks List, others have been removed.

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  9. AgriLife Extension economist leads rural military entrepreneurship studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 20 | Southwest Farm Press

    A team of researchers have received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create guidelines to better assist rural military veteran business owners. Dr. Craig Carpenter, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in College Station, is leading a group looking to identify business entrepreneurship opportunities for rural U.S. military veterans.

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  10. Prospective wine-grape growers workshop Sept. 14 in EddyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulture and enology experts will conduct a workshop Sept. 14 for prospective wine-grape growers and those interested in learning more about the wine industry.

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  11. Uncertainty surrounds exports affecting Texas producersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

    Ongoing negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement and a looming trade war with China have spurred great uncertainty among Texas agriculture producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. China has set 25 percent tariffs on billions of dollars in U.S. goods, including commodities such as cotton, sorghum, soybeans and beef.

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  12. Schwertner receives Texas A&M AgriLife Distinguished Texan in Agriculture AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

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  13. Experts advise cattle producers to keep watchful eye on export marketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

    The impact of U.S. beef exports on calf prices continues to rise as experts advise ranchers to stay abreast of trade developments globally. Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax in Denver, Colorado, told attendees at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station that exports have become an integral part of calf prices and, following the latest trade discussions, are imperative when formulating marketing plans.

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  14. Water well owner training set for Aug. 21 in Odessa, other locationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

    The Well Educated training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8 a.m.-noon at the Ector County Commissioner's Court Room, 1010 E. 8th St. Dr. Drew Gholson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and program coordinator, College Station, said the Texas Well Owner Network program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs. "The program was established to help well owners become familiar with Texas groundwater resources, septic system maintenance, well maintenance and construction, and water quality and treatment," he said.

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  15. Texas A&M AgriLife Research, consortium receive federal grant for citrus greening researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

    A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist at Weslaco will lead a consortium of researchers in major citrus fruit producing regions to conduct high-throughput screening in discovering antimicrobials that could prevent citrus greening. Citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing disease, has devastated citrus fruit crops in Florida and has made its way to Texas and California.

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  16. Skype A Scientist program lets NRI research associate connect to new audienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

    What are bat wings made of? How are bats different from birds? What is the oldest bat in the world? These were some of the questions Melissa Meierhofer, research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Research based in College Station, was asked recently by a third-grade class at Wells Elementary School in Wells, Nevada, during her first Skype a Scientist experience. Meierhofer, who is affiliated with the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, is also a Ph.D. student in the wildlife and fisheries department of Texas A&M University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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  17. Scientists discover potential therapy for human copper metabolism disordersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

    Individuals with defects in copper metabolism may soon have more targeted treatment options thanks to a discovery by a research team led by Dr. Vishal Gohil of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station. A paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences at reports that an investigational anticancer-drug, elesclomol, can restore the production of cytochrome oxidase protein complex, a critical copper-dependent enzyme required for mitochondrial energy production.

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  18. Big data in agriculture focus of Houston conference Aug. 20-21Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

    An invitation-only conference, Identifying Obstacles to Applying Big Data in Agriculture, will be held at the Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Aug 20-21. High-tech devices in agriculture such as unmanned aerial vehicles and sensors are leading to immense growth in data collection and deployment, and a Houston conference Aug. 20-21 will feature scholars and industry experts discussing future applications in all aspects of production agriculture.

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  19. Agricultural economists recommend 'SPA' for cattle producersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

    The Standardized Performance Analysis, or SPA, program is an indispensable tool for helping beef cattle producers determine the production and financial performance of their individual cow-calf enterprise, said the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists now in charge of the program. Dr. Rob Hogan and Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economists in Uvalde and San Angelo, respectively, have assumed responsibility for the SPA program of Texas A&M University following the retirement of Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist at Vernon.

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  20. Fall Ranchers Leasing Workshop dates setRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | Southwest Farm Press

    The Ranchers Leasing Workshop will be back this fall! This free, award-winning program, made possible by grant funding from the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center, focuses specifically on grazing, hunting, and livestock leases. In the half-day seminar, participants will be able to ask questions, interact with attorneys and economists, and will receive their own copy of the Ranchers' Agricultural Leasing Handbook, which contains checklists and sample lease language.

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