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From the Ground Up - Hormones in Beef

Updated: 10/24/2013 - Whether or not hormones should be used in the production of beef has been the subject of debate for years with the United States and Canada on one side of the issue, and the European Union on the other.

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Rethinking Science and Technology in Agriculture

Updated: 10/17/2013 - Producers Cooperative had their 71st Annual Business Meeting at Reed Arena on the Texas A&M University Campus this week and the speaker for the evening urged the agricultural producers in the audience to get involved in telling their story to consumers.

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From the Ground Up - Risks in Planting Fall Pastures

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.

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From the Ground Up - Winter Forages for Cattle

Updated: 10/03/2013 - With the costs of processed cattle feed and hay remaining high, cattle producers look for different ways to supplement their winter feed requirements. With a little cooperation from Mother Nature, cool season small grains or grasses are one alternative.

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From the Ground Up - Do We Need A Farm Bill

Updated: 09/19/2013 - There is an argument going on in Washington on whether or not a new farm bill will be passed or whether Congress may just extend the old one for another specified period of time.

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From the Ground Up - Brazos County Commercial Heifer Show

Updated: 09/12/2013 - The Brazos County Commercial Heifer Show was held last week at the Brazos County Expo Complex and officials with the show believe that this is one of the best programs young people can be involved in.

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From the Ground Up - Ag Needs Its Smart Kids Back

Updated: 09/05/2013 - Texas A&M’s Annual Beef Short Course was held last month and one of the speakers at the event maintained that for far too long, many of the best and the brightest of our young people have been urged to pursue careers outside of agriculture.

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From the Ground Up - Environmental Activists in Agriculture

Updated: 08/29/2013 - “My biggest concern growing up where I did was the forest I live in. My issue was forestry. It’s agriculture, being good stewards, being good conservationists, but when I went to college I found out that the rest of the people did not look at us as stewards.

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From the Ground Up: Texas A&M's 2013 Beef Short Course

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.

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From the Ground Up - Texas Beef Council, Marketing Texas Beef

Updated: 08/15/2013 - The Texas Beef Council is a non-profit organization charged with the promotion and marketing of beef and beef products in Texas, and is funded by the beef checkoff program, a $1 per head assessment on the sale of cattle.

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From the Ground Up - Beef Supply and Demand

Updated: 08/08/2013 - If you had been on campus this week, you would have probably noticed a few more pickup trucks and folks sporting cowboy hats, boots, and jeans.

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From the Ground Up - Brazos Valley Corn and Cotton

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.

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From the Ground Up: Forage Recovery From The 2011 Drought

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.

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From the Ground Up: Rural Representation in the Texas Legislature

Updated: 06/20/2013 - Texas agricultural producers are always a little nervous when the Texas Legislature is in session, concerned probably most with legislation that is being considered that could have unintended negative consequences on agricultural operations.

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From the Ground Up - Urban Challenges to Agriculture

Updated: 06/13/2013 - Production agriculture is an industry that faces many challenges every year from weather, increased input costs, and sometimes unintended consequences from government legislation.

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From the Ground Up - Face of Agriculture

Updated: 06/07/2013 - Production agriculture attracts a type of person who is independent, likes a challenge, and isn’t afraid of gambling and having a big part of his or her success or failure in any given year being a result of the decisions they make.

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Weekend Gardener: 05/17

Updated: 05/17/2013 - Randy Seagraves joined Barbara Friday morning for our weekly weekend gardener segment.

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From the Ground Up - Obstacles to Building Reservoirs

Updated: 05/16/2013 - There has been a lot of talk during the current session of the Texas Legislature about building water reservoirs. In fact, there are 30 sites that are being proposed as possibilities.

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