Updated: 10/10/2013 - When you’re driving in rural areas in late fall and winter, chances are that when you see a lush green pasture, you don’t think of it being a crop of grass, but that’s exactly what it is, and with any crop there are risks. Mike Kristynik produces hay and cattle in northeast Brazos County.
Updated: 08/27/2013 - At the beginning of August, more than thirteen hundred and fifty beef producers from Texas and all over the world participated in Texas A&M’s Beef Short Course where they attended various cattleman’s college sessions ranging from forage production and nutrition, to cattle handling, genetics, and reproduction.
Updated: 07/25/2013 - In our part of Texas, this time of the year corn and milo crops are getting close to be harvested, but cotton fields are still adding to their yield potential. The key player from here on out will be Mother Nature. John Malazzo grows corn and cotton in Burleson County.
Updated: 07/04/2013 - The 2011 drought devastated pastures and hayfields and resulted in the biggest liquidation of cattle herds the state had ever seen. With 2012 behind us and half of 2013 gone, local ranchers have begun to see some recovery in their pastures and hay fields. Bobby Kurten is a cow/calf operator, and said that pastures have come back sooner than expected.
Updated: 05/09/2013 - Water has been one of the top priorities of the 2013 Texas Legislative Session but last week House Natural Resource Chairman Allan Ritter’s House Bill 11 that ear-marked two billion dollars in the rainy day fund to be spent on water projects was removed from the House Floor after it was ruled that it violated a rule on the consideration of appropriation bills.