• SCC depicted in the first photo, melanoma in the second and sarcoid in the third. (Courtesy photos)

    Skin conditions of the horse

    By Dr. Molly Bellefeuille Neoplastic tumors in the horse can be challenging to treat and typically require multiple consecutive treatments for a successful outcome. It takes dedication from both the owner and the veterinarian to [...]
  • Regardless of the type of turfgrass, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a new management guide for weeds, insects and diseases. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter)
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    New turf grass handbook available through AgriLife Extension

    By: Kay Ledbetter Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, casey.reynolds@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Homeowners and professional turfgrass managers now have a new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service publication available to help [...]
  • Horse hair can be sent to Simply Equine at 8155 Hwy 110 Tyler, TX 75704. (Photo courtesy of Krista Lucas)

    Simply the Best

    By Krista Lucas In today’s world of tough competitors and even tougher horses, any advantage a rider can give his or her equine partner can be beneficial to performing at the top of their game. [...]
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    May 6 quail appreciation day in Montague County

    By: Steve Byrns Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Justin Hansard, 940-894-2831, j-hansard@tamu.edu NOCONA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Montague and Clay counties will conduct a Quail Appreciation Day from 8:30 [...]
  • Over the last 55 years the cotton industry has boomed and in doing so has created many jobs in rural areas in Australia. (Photo by Samantha Hall)
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    Ranching Down Under

    By Samantha Hall You could say the cotton industry in Australia has had somewhat of a rollercoaster ride since cotton seed was first introduced to Australia in 1788. Most of the lows occurred in the [...]
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    Grazing North Texas – Western Ragweed

    By Tony Dean This perennial forb, found in almost all areas of Texas, is probably the most famous allergy plant. Pollen of Western ragweed is very light and easily air borne which makes it a [...]
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    An Unexpected Adventure

    By Andy Anderson There are times when a hunting excursion is a serious matter. However, there are hunts that turn into the most odd, unbelievable and humorous events of your life—a moment in your time [...]
  • Late-calving cows will be raising calves that do not fit into Pullen’s program, which leads to several issues. (Photo by Jessica Crabtree)
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    Meanwhile back at the ranch…

    By Rayford Pullen, rcpullen@yahoo.com Hopefully, your spring calving is completed. If not, you will be dealing with the problems those late calvers bring to the table for many years to come. While we all deal [...]
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    Apply Now for Value Added Producer Grants

    By John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs USDA is accepting applications for $44 million in competitive Value Added Producer Grants to develop value added ventures. In times of low commodity prices, the help available [...]
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    On the Road with Dave Alexander

    By Dave Alexander Welcome to my new column “On the Road with Dave Alexander.” It’s an honor to share my musical friends and experiences with North Texas Farm and Ranch. So many people ask me, [...]
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    North Central Texas College to Add Rodeo Team

    GAINESVILLE – The North Central Texas College Agriculture Department continues to grow. Starting in the Fall 2016 semester the department is adding a Rodeo Team. All of the programs within the department, including Agriculture, Farm [...]
  • The Cooke County Courthouse is located in Gainesville, TX. (Photo by Shannon Gillette)

    Cooke County Courthouse

    By Shannon Gillette A year after Cooke County was formed in 1849, five commissioners were tasked with locating the perfect site for the county seat. The criteria they were given included finding a place with [...]
  • This is part four in an ongoing series on ag colleges/departments in Texas. (Photos courtesy of Texas A&M University)

    Texas’ Top Ag Colleges – Texas A&M

    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University: Addressing the World’s Complex Problems Texas A&M University is home to many things, including Kyle Field, Reveille IX, the Corps of Cadets and most importantly, [...]

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