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Two individuals hold a net containing a large group of catfish at water surface.
July 9, 2024

Texas catfish industry remains stable despite challenges

...in some areas. Soil moisture levels were starting to decline, but pasture conditions remained good. Corn and sorghum crops were maturing rapidly, and the late corn crop may be planted soon depending on weather conditions. Corn silage...

July 2, 2024

Texas dairy sees low milk prices, shifts in consumer demand

...hay. Livestock were reported in good condition districtwide.  Rolling Plains The hot weather began taking its toll with crop conditions deteriorating for sorghum, corn and cotton crops as well as...

June 25, 2024

Wheat harvest struggling across the state

Texas Crop and Weather Report By the time wheat harvest marched northward across Texas, conditions that initially led Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists to predict a good wheat season...

June 11, 2024

Texas agriculture a tale of rainfall haves and have-nots

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 11, 2024 When it comes to rainfall and the subsequent soil moisture that fuels agricultural production, the state is made up of haves...

June 4, 2024

Blackberries, blueberries, other fruits contribute to Texas agriculture

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 4, 2024 While Texas is famous for its Ruby Red grapefruit and is the nation’s top producer of watermelons, some well-known but lesser-grown...

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May 29, 2024

Rangeland conditions vary across state based on moisture, precipitation outlook

Texas Crop and Weather Report  – May 29, 2024 Rangeland conditions across the state vary as producers contend with an abundance of precipitation in the east and little, if any,...

May 21, 2024

Sorghum producers battle weather to make a crop

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 21, 2024 The Texas sorghum crop is experiencing a variety of weather conditions, with too little rain in some areas and too much...

Close up of woman holding beef in grocery store.
May 14, 2024

Grilling season kicks off with high but stable meat prices

Texas Crop and Weather Report A report by Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics experts indicated a mixed bag of slight price increases and decreases for beef, pork and poultry...

May 7, 2024

Rainfall setting up favorable Texas hay prospects

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 7, 2024 Despite record low hay inventories in Texas in 2023, prospects for higher yields this hay season are being fueled by heavy...

April 16, 2024

Wheat leaf rust and stripe rust an emerging problem statewide

Texas Crop and weather Report – April 23, 2024 While recent rains have been a boon to many crops in the state, they have also presented an unfortunate emerging issue...

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March 27, 2024

Wheat crop shaping up better than past two years, but prices are low

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 26, 2024 Wheat production across Texas looks better than in years past, providing producers some optimism despite low wheat prices. Texas A&M AgriLife...

March 5, 2024

Texas wildfires impacting Panhandle ranchers but not overall cattle and beef prices

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 5, 2024 Wildfires in the Texas Panhandle caused significant cattle losses for individual ranchers, but should not impact beef cattle markets or consumers,...

Black Angus acattle standing in a pasture.
February 7, 2024

U.S. beef cattle herd smallest since 1961

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 6, 2024 The Texas beef cattle herd could be on its way to a rebuild after hitting its lowest numbers in a decade,...

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January 24, 2024

Drought loosens grip on Texas agriculture

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Jan. 23, 2024 Drought continues to linger in patches of the state, but Texas agricultural producers face much better cropping outlooks going into spring,...

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November 23, 2023

Holiday costs expected to be lower this year

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 21, 2023 Traditional holiday meals should be less expensive than last year’s record-high prices, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

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November 15, 2023

Texas peanut production up this season

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 14, 2023 Back-to-back seasons of drought continue to impact planted peanut acres making it another tough year for Texas peanut growers, according to...

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November 8, 2023

Avian influenza not expected to disrupt Thanksgiving turkey prices and stock

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 7, 2023 After just a three to four month break from avian influenza, the poultry industry is reeling again from another outbreak that...

October 24, 2023

Beneficial rainfall leads to above-average fall planted wheat

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 24, 2023 Timely rainfall in some areas has been highly beneficial for the fall wheat crop, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...

October 17, 2023

Recent rainfall could cause spike in the fall armyworm population

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 17, 2023 Many producers throughout Texas are noticing an increasing fall armyworm population in their rangelands and forages in areas after receiving rainfall...

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October 12, 2023

Texas orange production shows an increase in price and decrease in supplies

...to the cotton crop from the intense heat and dry conditions this summer were becoming more evident. Reports were not optimistic for much of a cotton crop this season.  COASTAL...