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From the Ground Up - The Texas Forestry Industry

Updated: 12/15/2011 - Texas is usually portrayed on the movie screen as a very large state made up of wide open spaces, but the reality is that Texas is home to sixty three million acres of forest land, and forestry is a huge industry in our state

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From the Ground Up - The Increasing Importance of Agriculture

Updated: 12/08/2011 - The Texas Ag Commissioner was in town this week and we were able to catch up with him and ask him to share his thoughts on some of the challenges agricultural producers are currently facing in the state of Texas.

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From the Ground Up - Cattle Theft

Updated: 12/01/2011 - Cattle theft has been a life- long problem for the beef industry, but the profiles of today’s cattle rustlers have expanded to include some people you’d probably not put at the top of your suspect list.

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From the Ground Up - Agriculture & Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/25/2011 - When most of us go grocery shopping we just assume that whatever we’re looking for will be there, and give little thought to the fact that none of the food we enjoy on holidays originates at a grocery store

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From the Ground Up - Branding Cattle

Updated: 11/17/2011 - When most of us think about cattle brands, visions of cowboys out on the open range in western movies usually come to mind, but branding is the most important thing a rancher today can do to prevent cattle theft.

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From the Ground Up - Feral Horses

Updated: 11/03/2011 - In 2007 states that had horse slaughtering facilities closed them. Prior to that, and since then, legislation has been introduced that would make it illegal to transport horses in the United States to a processing facility.

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From the Ground Up - Fall and Winter Pastures

Updated: 10/27/2011 - Planting fall and winter pastures to help supplement feeding hay to cattle is relatively common here in the Brazos Valley, and it’s never more important than in a year like this one.

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From the Ground Up - Challenges For Young Farmers

Updated: 10/13/2011 - Statistics seem to suggest that America’s farmers are aging. The average age of American farmers is 57 and the fastest growing group of farm operators are farmers age 65 and over.

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From the Ground Up - October Cotton Yields

Updated: 10/06/2011 - Farmers can look at the calendar and know when to it’s time plant cotton, but, this year it was so dry the decision became do I plant at the time when I’m typically supposed to, or do I wait and keep hoping for a rain?

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From the Ground Up - Drought and the Land

Updated: 09/29/2011 - We’ve talked a lot about the impact this drought has had across the entire state, but we haven’t really said much about the recovery from it, not if, but when it occurs.

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From the Ground Up - Cotton Yields

Updated: 09/22/2011 - Dry land farming makes the farmer totally dependent on Mother Nature for the rainfall his crop receives, and this year was pretty brutal for most dry land farmers across our state.

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From the Ground Up - Drought Impact on Fish

Updated: 09/08/2011 - The drought across the state has had a negative impact on livestock as well as wildlife, and nothing has been more negatively impacted than fish and other aquatic species.

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From the Ground Up - New Cotton Picker

Updated: 09/01/2011 - If you've taken a drive through the Brazos River bottom you've probably noticed that it's harvest time you may have noticed something a little different in the cotton fields.

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From the Ground Up - Retaining Your Cow Herd

Posted: 08/25/2011 - The drought has already had a huge impact on local ranchers, and as long as it persists, they continue to have to make decisions about how they might be able to retain their cow herd, or whether to move forward with further liquidation.

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From the Ground Up - Restocking Decisions

Updated: 08/23/2011 - When the drought is over, and forage production and pastures have come back, beef producers will begin to restock and expand their cow herds.

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Texas Ag Losses at Record $5.2B

Posted: 08/17/2011 - The blistering Texas drought has caused an estimated record $5.2 billion in crop and livestock losses.

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From the Ground Up - Beef Short Course

Posted: 08/11/2011 - Last week the annual Beef Short Course was hosted by Texas Agrilife Extension and Texas A&M's Animal Science Department on the College Station campus, and this time last year the beef industry was hoping that lower prices in past years would be overcome by a stabilization of demand and a short supply of beef that would lead to higher prices for producers.

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USDA Expanding Emergency Grazing in 5 States

Posted: 08/09/2011 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is trying to help ranchers affected by drought by allowing extended grazing on land set aside for conservation under a federal program.

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