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From the Ground Up: Balancing biology and business

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Each year the biggest brains in beef have a convention right here in Aggieland, setting an agenda for the entire year. They discuss the latest trends, developments in science, economy, and even what the consumer wants out of their own cut of meat. On the academic side, researchers are focused on finding the right balance between biology and business.
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Champions in the barn

Rabbits, bucket calves, pigs and goats filled a barn at the 153rd Washington County Fair on Thursday morning as students with special needs from Brenham and Burton ISD showed off their skills during the Champion Drive. The show is a collaborative effort between the school districts, many volunteers and local...
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JLA shatters former overall record

The total sales record for the Junior Livestock Auction was shattered Friday night as the 153rd Washington County Fair wrapped up a week of shows. While he could not verify the unofficial total sale of the auction as of Friday night, Washington County Fair President Keith Mikolajchak confirmed it was record-breaking. The previous total record of $814,450 was set in 2019. Last year’s unofficial total hit $729,400.
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Navasota prepares for large gas project

The Navasota City Council held a Regular Meeting Monday, Sept. 13, and paving the way for the largest gas project in more than 15 years. Council approved an Engineering Agreement in the amount of $25,000 with Strand Associates for the 2021 Gas System Model Development. Utility Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Reyna,...

Biotech companies partner to advance therapy drug

State College-based NeuExcell, a privately held early-stage gene technology company, and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies an industry-leading biologics contract development and manufacturing organization, recently signed a manufacturing agreement to rapidly advance NXL-001. The drug is a potential neuro-regeneration gene therapy to treat ischemic cortical stroke. Under the agreement FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies...

Managing Your Beef Herd: September/October Programs

Robertson County Extension will be hosting two cattle events this Fall. “Managing the Beef Herd, Planning to Capture Opportunities”. The “Managing the Beef Herd” program will be held at the Camp Cooley Ranch Sale Pavilion. The GPS location is 4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Rd, Franklin, TX 77856. One general CEU’s...
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Rancher, landowner workshops return to in-person format in September

The first in-person offerings of two award-winning leasing and agricultural law programs in a year and a half will be presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in September. Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in Amarillo, will present the Rancher’s Leasing Workshop in Floresville on Sept. 15...
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Caldwell senior working to spread awareness of agriculture's impacts

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories highlighting high school students from the Brazos Valley who are active in 4-H or FFA. The series, which is sponsored by Capital Farm Credit, will culminate with selected students receiving scholarships. With her life-long appreciation for the agriculture industry, Caldwell...
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Livestock report

Results of Mid Tex Livestock’s Sept. 9 sale. Steers: 200-300 lbs., $148-$220; 300-400 lbs., $158-$220; 400-500 lbs., $142-$175; 500-600 lbs., $139-$160; 600-700 lbs., $133-$155; 700-800 lbs., $131-$140. Heifers: 200-300 lbs., $125-$165; 300-400 lbs., $128-$165; 400-500 lbs., $138-$160; 500-600 lbs., $131-$145; 600-700 lbs., $128-$140; 700-800 lbs., $123-$135. Slaughter bulls: $65-$95. Slaughter...


A pressure surge at a well northwest of Burton prompted an emergency response Tuesday night, but the owner of the well says there is no cause for concern. Mineral Technologies, Inc. (MTI) President Carter Copeland said the company’s well near Sandtown Road and Young Lane, off of FM 1697, had a momentary venting incident to a tank shortly after 8 p.m. According to Copeland, responding entities included Washington County emergency management, local firefighters and Apache Corporation.

Grants are available to landowners in East Texas to help restore longleaf pine forests

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Longleaf Pine Implementation Team have funding available for private landowners interested in restoring and enhancing longleaf pine ecosystems on their property. Grants are made available on a biannual basis by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and International Paper through the Forestland Stewards Initiative. Funding was granted to help conserve and restore this iconic and important American landscape.

From the Ground Up: Embracing new tech to reinforce tried and true

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - There are hands working to make sure that we not only get the food we need for gameday, but also so we can enjoy these luxuries for generations to come. That will include tried and true practices, while also embracing ways of the future, thinks Cliff Lamb, the Department Head of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Sanderson Farms now offering $1,000 to workers who receive a COVID-19 vaccine

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - In an effort to get employees vaccinated, Sanderson Farms is now offering $1,000 to workers who can show proof they have been fully vaccinated. A company spokeswoman confirmed the incentive Tuesday to News 3′s Rusty Surette. “If the employee is not already fully vaccinated, the incentive...
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Food availability depends on agricultural imports and exports

Economic activity related to the importation and exportation of agricultural products benefits consumers and helps stimulate both the Texas and U.S. economy, according to experts from the Department of Agricultural Economics in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “The U.S. imports a huge volume of agricultural products,...
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Livestock report: Aug.29

Results of Mid Tex Livestock’s Aug. 26 sale. Steers: 200-300 lbs., $172-$220; 300-400 lbs., $149-$215; 400-500 lbs., $142-$195; 500-600 lbs., $136-$170; 600-700 lbs., $141-$162; 700-800 lbs., $137-$155. Heifers: 200-300 lbs., $124-$155; 300-400 lbs., $126-$180; 400-500 lbs., $135-$165; 500-600 lbs., $138-$153; 600-700 lbs., $135-$145; 700-800 lbs., $125-$140. Slaughter bulls: $65-$90. Slaughter...

From the Ground Up: Academia working with producers for best possible outcomes

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Every now and then, you’ll hear of the term “public-private partnerships”: Businesses working alongside local government, or even academia, to unite around a certain mission. One of the ways that’s on display as at the world’s largest beef convention every year. “What happens when the supply...

Market Poultry Workshop Set Sept. 11 In College Station

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service poultry specialists will provide expert advice on raising, selecting and showing award-winning chickens and turkeys during an upcoming Market Poultry Workshop in College Station. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at Louis Pearce Pavilion, 555 W. George Bush Drive....