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From the Ground Up - Producers Brace For Threat of Avian Flu This Fall

Updated: 07/23/2015 - While we appear to be on the backside of the curve for the outbreak of avian flu that occurred across the Midwest this spring and caused egg shortages and higher prices, producers are bracing themselves for another threat this fall, as wild birds migrate for the winter. Craig Coufal is a Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Poultry Specialist.

From the Ground Up - Changes in the Texas Dairy Industry

Updated: 07/16/2015 - The Texas Dairy Industry has grown tremendously over the last several years, but with that growth has also come major changes. Michael Tomaszewski is a visiting professor and professor emeritus of dairy science in Texas A&M’s Department of Animal Science.

From the Ground Up - Wheat Harvest

Updated: 06/11/2015 - After several days of sunshine many farmers are busy in the field with an overdue wheat harvest that was delayed by excessive rains in May. Glenn Hegar farms in Hockley.

From the Ground Up - Ranchers Struggle With Excessive Rains

Posted: 06/04/2015 - After what the 2011 drought did to the cattle industry, you might think that one of Mother Nature’s winners so far this year would be ranchers, but the excessive amount of rain we’ve received produces a different set of problems.

From the Ground Up - Rains Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Updated: 05/21/2015 - With the new drought of record being as recent as 2011, it’s hard to find an agricultural producer who’s eager to complain about the amount of rainfall we’ve received, but some locations in our area have received more than seventy-five per cent of our normal rainfall in the first five months of this year.

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