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Nevada's Clover Valley Ranch
Rancher’s Risk Management Insurance Sign-up Deadline Nov. 15

Pasture, Rangeland and Forage, or PRF, insurance is a risk policy designed to provide annual protection for farmers and ranchers through USDA. Policies covering 2021 have a signup date of Nov. 21, 2020.

1 month ago
Feedlot cattle
Retail Beef Market Embraces Changes, New Cuts

As the COVID-19 pandemic brought beef shortages, consumers may have noticed some different cuts of beef when their traditional selections were sold out.

1 month ago
‘Smart-Farming’ Models Sustainable, Intensive Protein Production

In an effort to ensure the animal protein supply is sustainable, a Texas A&M researcher uses mathematical modeling to connect the dots between production efficiency in livestock and minimizing environmental impacts.

2 months ago
Labor issues in the meat industry caused shortages in grocery stores.
COVID-19: New Appreciation For Labor, Transportation

The food supply chain is still working to improve from the upheaval caused by COVID-19, but recovery and a new normal are getting closer and closer.

2 months ago
Agriculture works to meet, adjust to consumer needs
Food Supply Chain Regaining Stability, Consumer Confidence

Links of the food supply chain, especially the meat supply, are regaining strength after periods of uncertainty during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, once again instilling consumer confidence.

2 months ago
Graduate students Merritt Drewery and Kyle Weldon collect duodenal samples from a Brahman steer.
Brahman-Type Cattle May Require Less Nitrogen

A Texas A&M AgriLife study will determine differences in nitrogen requirements between Brahman type cattle and others, which may allow producers to reduce the protein in cattle diet formulations.

4 months ago
The Texas Beef Council sponsors virtual Beef 706
Three-Night Aggie Beef 706 Goes Virtual

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Aggie Beef 706 program will be held virtually. Ranchers, educators and allied business people are invited to learn the same valuable concepts traditionally taught in Beef 706.

4 months ago
African horse sickness is transmitted by insects
Officials On Alert For African Horse Sickness

U.S. animal health officials are concerned about possible introduction of African horse sickness, which is caused by a virus transmitted by certain insects.

5 months ago