Are we stuck in the drought?

By: Ryan Martin Many wonder if there is any correlation between the weather events we have experienced this year (and in the past couple of years) and prior drought years, like the 1950s and the dust bowl years of the 1930s. We will examine that in a bit, but first, let’s start with what we know…

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Ranch Management University set April 15-19 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – New landowners interested in getting the most for their input dollar can find out the do’s and don’ts during the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, coordinators said. Scheduled April 15-19 at the G. Rollie White Visitor’s Center, this workshop…

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Free BQA Certification This Month for Beef and Dairy Producers

Are you doing your part for the industry by getting BQA certified? Well, if you haven't, have we got a deal for you! Your checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is giving you the chance to become certified for free thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) housed at…

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Preventing Metal Fatigue from Ruining Flatbed Trailers

By Del Williams Knowing what to look for can prevent metal fatigue from ending the useful life of heavy-duty flatbed trailers When equipment and supplies must be moved on or off-road cost effectively, farms and small businesses depend on heavy-duty flatbed trailers – yet metal fatigue sends many to the scrap mill too soon. The repeated…

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Choosing the Right Hay Trailer for You

By Del Williams The right hay trailer should fit your equipment, your use, and your budget When a farmer or rancher has to clear fields of round hay bales, there’s nothing that does the job like a hay trailer.  But what kind is best for you?   That depends on your equipment (tractor or pick up),…

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