Agriculture

  Queen of the South Replacement Sale held to boost cattle ranks

From ranch horses, bulls, female cows, The Queens of South Spring Replacement Sale took place at East Texas Livestock in Crockett Saturday.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices mixed this week

East Texas Ag News: Weed-eating fish for your farm pond

East Texas Ag News: Sorghum acres expected to be up this year

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices steady to lower this week

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s hay prices remain firm

East Texas Ag News: Caring for fruit trees after the freeze

Continued Coverage

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle prices mixed

East Texas Ag News: Following up on the February freeze damage

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s hay prices remain firm

East Texas Ag News: Irrigation audit confirms proper lawn watering

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices firm compared to last week

  East Texas Ag News: Honeybees need extra care following extreme winter cold snap

  East Texas Ag News: All cattle prices higher this week

All weight class averages of both feeder steers and heifers that weighed 400 pounds or less ended around $8 to $10 higher compared to last week’s market figures.

  East Texas Ag News: Egg prices begin to rise ahead of Easter

Egg prices have started their normal spring increase that peaks each year around Easter.

  East Texas Ag News: Prices vary in this week’s livestock report

The lighter classes of feeder steers and heifer averages from 400 pounds and under ended a full 5 to 8 dollars lower compared to last week.

East Texas Ag News: Recent cold snap, drought affecting hay supplies

The USDA report for the state of Texas shows hay prices are firm to 10 dollars higher per ton in the panhandle, west, north, and central Texas.

  East Texas Ag News: Feeder cattle prices up from last week

  East Texas Ag News: Hay prices firm to higher this week

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices down from last week

  East Texas Ag News: Hay prices remain firm this week

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices higher this week

  East Texas Ag News: Wide range of prices for cattle sales this week

  East Texas Ag News: Preparing for freezing weather

Follow these steps and you should save more of your landscape from damage or total loss.

  East Texas Ag News: Texas hay prices higher this week

The USDA Texas Direct Hay Report says hay prices are firm to 10 dollars higher in the Panhandle, West, North, and Central Texas.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices weaker this week

All weight class price averages of cattle from 500 pounds and down ended a full 4 to 7 dollars weaker compared to those at last week’s market.

  East Texas Ag News: Chicken wings sales to set record ahead of the ‘big game’

We’re just days away from the ‘Big Game’ and sales of chicken wings are expected to set another record despite reduced poultry production in the ongoing pandemic.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices firm to higher this week

All weight classes of both feeder steers and heifers ended firm to $1.50 higher in the 500 pounds and heavier classes compared to those at last week’s market.

  East Texas Ag News: Hay prices steady to firm this week

The USDA Texas Direct Hay Report says hay prices remain firm in the Panhandle and West.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices remain steady this week

All weight class averages ended mostly steady to compared to last week’s figures.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices up past two weeks

With no market comparison last week due to the market shutdown following weather conditions, the market comparison from two weeks ago shows the recent figures ended a full 2 to 4 dollars higher on all class weight averages.

  East Texas Ag News: Conservation easements helping Texans

A new report shows state-funded conservation easements are helping Texans.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s hay prices

The USDA Texas Direct Hay Report says hay prices are in the Panhandle and West Texas.

  East Texas Ag News: Webinar available to help improve quality of farm ponds and lakes

If you’re looking for guidance on improving the quality of your pond or lake, the Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Service has announced a webinar series to help.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s hay news

rowing dual-purpose wheat for both grazing and grain production is an important agricultural practice in the southern great plains.

  East Texas Ag News: Prices firm up as higher quality hay becomes scarce across Texas

The USDA Texas Direct Hay Report says hay prices are firming up across the state as the higher quality hays are becoming more scarce.

East Texas Ag News: The origin of fruit in your stocking at Christmas explained

Long ago, these items must have been considered wonderful treats because there was no way to get fresh fruit and nuts all over the world year-round.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle prices

Compared to last week’s market figure averages, all classes of both feeder steers and feeder heifers ended firm on the front-end classes.

  East Texas Ag News: Challenging season for Texas Christmas tree growers

Texas Christmas tree growers have experienced a challenging growing season according to the recent Texas Crop and Weather Report.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices higher this week

There was no market report last week due to Thanksgiving, but the market from this week shows all classes of both feeder steers and heifers to be 5 to 8 dollars higher than the pre-holiday market numbers.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s hay prices remain steady

The USDA Texas Direct Hay Report says hay movements were slow due to the Thanksgiving holiday but prices are mostly steady across the state.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle prices higher than pre-holiday prices

There was no market report last week due to Thanksgiving, but the market from this week shows all classes of both feeder steers and heifers to be five-to-eight dollars higher than the pre-holiday market numbers.

East Texas Ag News: Fall leaves and pine needles produce organic benefits for lawn

Those leaves are all-natural, organic, weed-free, and using them somewhere in your landscape is the ultimate in recycling!

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s hay prices remain mostly steady

The USDA Texas Direct Hay Report says hay prices are mostly steady across the state but firming up as the majority of the state remains dry.

East Texas Ag News: Planting trees best done in the fall

While you can wait as some do until spring when the gardening fever, establishing woody plants long before they reach our difficult summer season is by far a better bet.

  Virtual youth video contest helps replace ag events canceled due to COVID-19

The goal is to support the passion of ag students in lieu of canceled stock shows and other ag-related events.

East Texas Ag News: Hay prices remain steady this week

The USDA Texas Direct Hay Report says hay prices are mostly steady to firm across the state compared to the last report.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle prices higher compared to last week

Here’s a look at cattle prices for this week.

East Texas Ag News: Time to divide bulbs and perennials

Dividing gives you free plants to expand your beds or gift to friends.

  East Texas Ag News: Planting operations in full swing across Texas

Planting operations are at full speed across the Lone Star state.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices up from last week

Taking a look at the East Texas livestock weekly market report out of Crockett.

East Texas Ag News: Cover crops for home gardens and fields

Two really simple winter cover crops that I’ll push are rye grain and Crimson clover. These can be used alone or together to get the best out of each.

East Texas Ag News: Hay prices steady to firm this week

The USDA Texas Direct Hay Report says hay prices are mostly steady to firm compared to the last report.

East Texas Ag News: Agricultural businesses should consider special tax regulations and allowances

Recognize that starting an agricultural business endeavor just to save on some taxes is unwise at best. The amount of effort, overhead costs, and risk involved in raising crops or livestock takes a tremendous understanding of environmental challenges, markets, and incredible personal skill.

East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices lower this week

Compared to last week all weight class average prices ended a full 3 to 5 dollars lower with some lower quality classes off 5 to 8 dollars.

  East Texas Ag News: Update on peanut and hay crops

The Texas crop and weather report says peanut harvest is underway, and producers are expecting lower per-acre yields than last season.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle prices

This week’s market figures showed weight classes under 500 pounds and down ended 3 to 5 dollars lower compared to last week.

East Texas Ag News: Hay trades steady to firm across Texas

The USDA Texas Direct Hay Report says hay trades were mostly steady to firm across the state.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices end firm to higher this week

Compared to last week, weight class average prices in the 400 pounds and lighter ended a full 4 to 7 dollars higher.

  East Texas Ag News: Hay reports moved to biweekly due to limited sales and price changes

The USDA is now releasing their weekly hay report for the state of Texas every other week due to the limited sales and price changes across the state.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices remain firm to higher this week

Compared to last week all weight class average prices ended firm in the lighter classes weighing from 400 pounds and down while the classes over 400 pounds ended a full 3 to 5 dollars higher.

Lawn care for the fall

This is the time of year that I get a variety of questions about lawns, and the clock is running out.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s hay prices remain steady this week

Here’s a look at the USDA weekly hay report for the state of Texas.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices higher this week

Here is this week’s look at the East Texas Livestock report out of Crockett.

Games called off between Hughes Springs and Winnsboro

There will be no games this week between Hughes Springs and Winnsboro.

  East Texas Ag News: Below average hay yields this week

The Texas crop and weather report says a variety of issues amounted to below-average yields for most hay producers in east and central Texas.

East Texas Ag News: Read the label

Great products won’t do what they are meant to if we don’t read and follow the label.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices weaker this week than last

Compared to last week all weight class average prices of the front-end feeder steers and heifers ended from 4 to 6 dollars weaker.

East Texas Ag News: Bamboo plants take over landscapes

Bamboos are botanical “grasses” that are perennial. We know them as one of the most difficult to control ornamental plants.

  East Texas Ag News: Hay prices remain steady this week.

The USDA weekly hay report for the state of Texas says hay trades are mostly steady to firm in all areas compared to the last report.

East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle prices

Compared to last week, all weight class average prices of both feeder steers and heifers ended unevenly to steady.

Pond Slimes, foams, and “sheens”

Ponds can be a complex ecosystem. Certainly its an system that we can’t figure out (many times) by simply looking at the surface of water.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle prices remain steady

Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers price averages from 300 pounds and down ended mostly steady.

East Texas Ag News: San Augustine lawns require work to get rid of tough weeds

San Augustine was called the “drama queen” of turfgrasses.

  East Texas Ag News: Hay trades mostly steady this week

The USDA weekly hay report for the state of Texas says hay trades are mostly steady to firm in all areas.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices remain steady this week

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers price averages from 300 pounds and down, ended mostly steady.

East Texas Ag News: Soil solarization can manage soil pests and weed seed

Over a period of several weeks to a few months, soil temperatures become high enough to kill many of the damaging soil pests and weed seed to a depth of nearly 8 inches.

East Texas Ag News: Identifying and dealing with lawn insects

There are a number of insects that can wreak havoc on turfgrass and cause it to be unsightly.

  East Texas Ag News: Texas hay prices remain firm to steady this week

The USDA weekly hay report for the state of Texas says hay trades are steady to firm across all of the regions, with the exception of the panhandle.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle prices up this week

Cattle prices are higher this week.

East Texas Ag News: Water absorbs in lawns with soak and cycle method

The soak and cycle method breaks up your typical sprinkler cycle into at least 2 different, concurrent sessions to fully allow water to reach deep into the soil.