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Producers Cooperative’s 68th Annual Meeting

Updated: 10/14/2010 - Producers Cooperative is the largest agricultural cooperative in the state of Texas, and Monday night they held their 68th annual membership meeting in Reed Arena on the Texas A&M campus.

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Retaining Heifers To Expand The Cow Herd - From the Ground Up

Posted: 10/07/2010 - Last year’s drought was tough on farmers and ranchers alike, but the effects of a drought can be felt longer by ranchers whose pastures were damaged. It takes time for pastures to recover, and pasture conditions dictate how many animals your land can support.

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Cow / Calf Producers - From the Ground Up

Updated: 09/30/2010 - Over the last couple of years, beef producers have had to deal with low prices for calves, and drought conditions that dramatically impacted production levels.

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Aflatoxin in the Corn Crop - From the Ground Up

Posted: 09/23/2010 - A mycotoxin is a naturally occurring chemical that is produced by fungi growing on grain. One of the most common mycotoxins in Texas is aflatoxin, a fungus that was identified in the 1960s.

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Cotton Harvest - From the Ground Up

Updated: 09/16/2010 - Rain from Tropical Storm Hermine may have greened up homeowners’ lawns and given hay producers the hope of a fall cutting, but for farmers in the middle of harvesting their crops, it couldn’t have come at a worse time.

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Soybean Harvest - From the Ground Up

Updated: 09/09/2010 - It’s harvest time and while the Brazos Valley has always been noted for the three Cs, corn, cotton, and cattle, there are also a few soybeans grown in our area.

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Grain Harvest Begins - From the Ground Up

Updated: 09/02/2010 - We had really a real good growing season. We probably watered less this year than we have in years. We were fortunate, right in our area here, we got showers, just at the right time, and rain.

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Effects Of High Beef Demand With Short Supply - From The Ground Up

Posted: 08/26/2010 - While a short supply of beef when there is a good demand results in favorable prices for beef producers, it may also negatively impact some different sectors of the beef industry overall. Bob French has more in this week’s From The Ground Up.

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The Beef Market - From The Ground Up

Posted: 08/23/2010 - Prices for beef for the last couple of years haven’t made the industry very profitable, but a stabilization of demand and a shortage of supply should lead to higher prices for Brazos Valley calf producers. Bob French as more in this week’s From The Ground Up.

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Texas AgriLife Extention’s Beef Short Course 2010 - From The Ground Up

Updated: 08/12/2010 - Texas Agrilife Extension’s 56th annual Beef Short Course was held this month, and a big part of this year’s message was a call to action for beef producers to get involved in dispelling the misinformation that exists about beef production that is perpetuated by groups dedicated to destroying animal agriculture in the United States.

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The Oil Spill & The Texas Shrimp Industry - From The Ground Up

Updated: 08/05/2010 - The Texas shrimp season re-opened after being closed its usual two months between May 15th and July 15th, and while there is genuine concern about the impact the BP oil leak could have on Texas shrimpers, there’s also guarded optimism that a natural recovery is already underway. Shel Winkley has more in this week’s From The Ground Up.

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Marrying the Farm to the Ranch

Updated: 07/30/2010 - Agriculture producers are constantly looking for ways to improve their bottom line. In this week's From the Ground Up, Bob French tells us about a local farmer and rancher who's married his farm and his ranch in an effort to be more efficient.

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Raising Goats on Small Acreage

Updated: 07/15/2010 - It’s becoming more and more common for people to own small tracts of rural land, and many of these people want to be involved in raising livestock of some kind. In this week’s From The Ground Up, Joe Brown tells us that you don’t have to have a lot of improved pasture land to raise goats.

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Increased Demand For Goats

Updated: 07/09/2010 - The newest lean meat is probably as old as time itself. Goat meat accounts for sixty to seventy per cent of the red meat consumed throughout the world, and in this week’s From The Ground Up, Joe Brown says even though Texas is the hands down leader in U.S. goat production, demand continues to exceed supply.

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Pivot and Drip Irrigation Technology Advances

Posted: 07/02/2010 - With the cost of today’s inputs, it’s never been more important for farmers to be able to maximize the yields of their crops, and one of the things necessary for that is the ability to irrigate when the weather turns dry. Joe Brown tells us about advances in irrigation technology in this week’s From The Ground Up.

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Pivot Irrigation in The Brazos Bottom

Posted: 07/02/2010 - If you’ve spent any time in the last few years driving through the rural parts of Brazos and the surrounding counties, you’ve probably noticed a change. A lot of large pipe sprinklers on wheels have become part of the landscape. Joe Brown has more in this week’s From The Ground Up.

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Texas 4-H Programs

Posted: 06/18/2010 - Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. Those are the Hs that 4-H is all about. The 4-H program began some time around the beginning of the 20th century as an effort to connect public school education to country life, but today 4-H’s “learning by doing” model encompasses much more than animal agriculture. Joe Brown has more I this week’s From The Ground Up.

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Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation

Updated: 06/10/2010 - 4- H students from around the state are here this week to compete in the 4-H Roundup with contests involving everything from food and fashion shows to livestock judging.

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Farming And The Disconnect With Consumers

Posted: 06/07/2010 - Farmers have always had to deal with threats from insects and diseases, drought and floods, and hail and wind, but production agriculture is finding that one of its biggest challenges today is the disconnect that has taken place between the consumer and the farm. Bob French has more in this week’s From The Ground Up.

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Farmers: Doing More With Less

Posted: 05/27/2010 - The steady increase in the world’s population coupled with the fact that there’s a finite amount of cropland, and that amount is shrinking due to urban sprawl, presents an interesting scenario to American agriculture; a growing demand for food with less land to use to produce it. Joe Brown has more in this week’s From The Ground Up.

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Capital Requirements For Farming

Posted: 05/20/2010 - With fewer people farming, but the amount of land a family farms constantly growing, capital requirements have also grown dramatically over what they were even a generation ago. Borrowed capital is used for everything from operating expenses like labor, fuel, fertilizer, and pesticides to note payments on land and equipment. Bob French has more in this week’s From The Ground Up.

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Aflatoxin In Corn

Updated: 05/13/2010 - Mycotoxins are naturally occurring chemicals that are produced by fungi growing on grain.

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Bees in Your House

Updated: 05/06/2010 - With spring in full bloom it’s not unusual to see honey bees busily visiting flowers in search of nectar and pollen, but in this week’s From The Ground Up, Joe Brown says too much bee activity around your house could be a recipe for trouble.

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Bee Keeping

Updated: 04/29/2010 - We’ve talked a lot about the recent drought and the impact it had on different agricultural producers, but there’s one industry that remained under the radar…bee keeping. Joe Brown has more in this week’s From The Ground Up.

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