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From the Ground Up - Cotton Harvest

24 mins ago - If you’ve been driving in rural areas, you’ve most likely seen some fields that are solid white. That means it’s harvest time for cotton

From the Ground Up - It's Harvest Time

Updated: 09/18/2014 - This year got off to a dry start for area farmers, but there was enough moisture to get crops planted, and then the timely rains that we received throughout the summer turned this year’s crop yields into one of the best in recent memory.

FSA's Livestock Forage Program

Updated: 09/11/2014 - Ranchers who suffered financial losses for the past few years due to drought may be eligible for some assistance through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program. Mike Krystinik ranches in Brazos County.

Texas' Beef Check-off Begins Next Month

Updated: 09/04/2014 - The U.S Beef Check-Off Program was started in the nineteen eighties as a producer funded marketing and research program that assesses one-dollar per beef animal at the time the animal is sold.

Young Ranchers Attend Texas A&M's Beef 706

Updated: 08/28/2014 - Earlier this month, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension hosted its Beef 706 course that zeroes in on how beef producers can produce a more consistent and high quality beef product.

From the Ground Up - Rebuilding the Cow Herd

Updated: 07/31/2014 - The 2011 drought produced an unprecedented sell-off of cattle that severely reduced the size of the U.S. cow herd. It appears, at least in our part of the state, the rebuilding process is beginning to take place. Bobby Kurten is a Brazos County rancher.

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