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From The General Manager: April 12

Renting a movie was a treasure hunt. Sometimes you’d find what you were looking for, sometimes you’d find a different gem altogether.

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Location, weed control key to establishing bermudagrass

When it comes to establishing bermudagrass from sprigs there are several things to keep in mind before we start tilling the soil.

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Hemphill County beef cattle conference back on track

The annual conference will return after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the original event last April and the rescheduled event in September.

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USDA details pandemic assistance plans for farmers, ranchers, producers

The new initiative — USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers — will reach a broader set of producers than in previous COVID-19 aid programs. 

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Experts warn aquarium products could contain invasive zebra mussels

Zebra mussels are a highly invasive species that previously have been found in Texas waters. 

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Farmers have good options with strong prices for sorghum, corn, cotton

Farmers will have options in 2021 based on market prices but may make decisions based on soil moisture levels in their location, input costs, past yields and crop insurance protections.

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Producers should review methods in advance to help backward-calf deliveries

Most calves are born headfirst with their front feet extended, but a few are positioned backward and might not survive without help.

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AgriLife offers drought-management webinar series for producers

As of mid-March, 68% of Texas was in some form of drought, while another 22% was abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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VET'S VOICE: Prevention is best approach to bloat in cattle

The most obvious sign of bloat is a distended left side of the abdomen -- but in some cases, death can occur quickly and may be the first sign that is seen.

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Expected progeny differences give indication of future performance

An expected progeny difference (EPD) is a prediction of how future progeny of a parent are expected to perform relative to the progeny of other animals.

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Texas lamb, goat meat markets thriving amid high demand

Texas lambs have commanded premium prices through the nontraditional market compared to the traditional market for restaurants or retail sale.

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Agricultural economists estimate at least $600 million in losses from Winter Storm Uri

Winter Storm Uri, which blasted through the entire state of Texas, caused at least $600 million in agricultural losses according to preliminary data from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural economists.

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La Niña pattern could lead to increased wildfires in Texas

Winter winds dry already dead or dormant grasses even more, turning them into excellent fuel for wildfires. They also help spread fires once they start. La Niña takes those conditions and makes them worse.

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