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Penn State Police Break Up Rioting Students

Posted: 11/10/2011 - STATE COLLEGE, Pa (AP) - Police at Penn State say they're gathering information on any possible arrests of students who rioted after longtime football coach Joe Paterno was fired.

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Obama to Order Cuts in Travel, Cellphones, Swag

Posted: 11/09/2011 - President Barack Obama is coming out against swag. That's swag, as in the coffee mugs, pens, T-shirts and other public relations articles that federal government agencies purchase with taxpayer money to promote their work.

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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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Fire Engulfs Bryan Home

Updated: 11/01/2011 - Fire ripped through a Bryan home Monday night, forcing a family to scramble out of the burning building.

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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 - 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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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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From the Ground Up - Drought Impact on Lakes

Posted: 07/28/2011 - The old "drought of record" that is used for comparison for any droughts we've experienced since the nineteen fifties is in danger of being replaced by the current one ongoing in the Brazos Valley and across most of the state.

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From the Ground Up - Herbicide Resistance in Weeds

Posted: 07/21/2011 - Weeds that are resistant to herbicides aren't new and until now there have only been some spotty issues here in Texas, but there's a type of pig weed called water hemp that has become a huge problem in the southeastern United States.

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From the Ground Up - Cotton Update

Posted: 07/14/2011 - The latest release of cotton estimates have 57-percent of the Texas cotton crop in poor to very poor condition, and 43-percent of the crop rated fair to good.

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From the Ground Up - The Next Farm Bill

Posted: 07/07/2011 - The debate has begun in Washington concerning a new farm bill, and although the farm bill makes up less than one half of one per cent of the total budget, cuts are expected.

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From the Ground Up - Managing Through The Drought

Updated: 06/16/2011 - There has been an unprecedented sell-off of cattle in the past few months here in the Brazos Valley, and with no relief from the drought in sight, we're liable to see cattle numbers continue to dwindle.

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Yamaguchi on Healthy Living Despite Being Busy

Updated: 06/15/2011 - In 1992, Kristi Yamaguchi earned an Olympic gold medal in figure skating for herself and the United States. That year, she became a national icon, but even two decades on, she still finds herself in the spotlight...and working to stay healthy.

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