Farm and Ranch News

Bayer closes Monsanto acquisition

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto on Thursday (June 7). Shares in the U.S. company will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange, with Bayer now the sole owner of Monsanto Company. Monsanto shareholders are being paid 128 U.S. dollars per share. J.P. Morgan assisted Bayer with processing the purchase price payment for the largest acquisition…

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Online certificate program will teach latest in beef production, industry practices

by Blair Fannin, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Applications for the inaugural Texas A&M University International Beef Academy are being accepted. The academy, available exclusively online, will begin in September and continue through July 2019. “The International Beef Academy will offer an exclusive, customized and advanced learning experience tailored to the educational and professional needs of each participant,” said…

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Recent rains help planting conditions, but drought persists in some areas

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gaylon Morgan,  gdmorgan@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Recent rainfall has set up much of the state for spring crop planting, but other areas continue to experience drought, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Cotton planting in irrigated fields began more than a week ago in the Rio…

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TWDB presents the ’12 Days of Water’

From the Texas Water Development Board   Water is a year-round priority for the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), as it is for many Texans. But we understand that there can be many competing priorities during the holiday season. That’s why we’ve outlined 12 simple ways to keep water top of mind—and to make it…

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Mobile Farmers Pantry headed for Slaton Saturday

Juicy Lucy’s Mobile Farmers Pantry will be parked in front of Multiplicity Art Gallery on the west side of the square Saturday (Dec. 2) beginning at 4 p.m. Products available will include spaghetti squash, acorn squash, butternut squash, salad greens, garlic, farm-raised pork, duck and quail eggs, jams, hot sauce and maple syrup. The truck makes…

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Cotton Market Weekly 10/13/17

From Plains Cotton Cooperative Association Market Quiet Ahead of Monthly USDA Report The cotton market was mostly featureless and quiet this week as traders moved to the sidelines ahead of USDA’s monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) released on Thursday, Oct. 12. The only notable exception was concern about possible crop damage from…

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