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Livestock Markets Resilient A Year Into Pandemic

As COVID-19 vaccination efforts expand and the economy begins showing signs of recovery, researchers are tabulating the impacts of the pandemic on the U.S. animal agriculture product market.

Dream Lake with Hallett Peak in the background, at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Hi-Plains Researchers To Help Protect Rocky Mountain National Park

A Texas A&M AgriLife team will work with the Colorado Livestock Association and other stakeholders to refine and evaluate practices to reduce agricultural ammonia emissions into Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park.

Criollo-cross calves on wheat pasture
Criollo-cross Calves Graze Texas-bred Wheat in New Mexico

A set of Raramuri Criollo crossbred calves grazing winter wheat pasture in New Mexico are part of a nearly $9 million USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant.

QuickBooks Desktop Training for Farmers and Ranchers Available

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offers record-keeping program online.

Nevada's Clover Valley Ranch
Rancher’s Risk Management Insurance Sign-up Deadline Nov. 15

Pasture, Rangeland and Forage, or PRF, insurance is a risk policy designed to provide annual protection for farmers and ranchers through USDA. Policies covering 2021 have a signup date of Nov. 21, 2020.

Feedlot cattle
Retail Beef Market Embraces Changes, New Cuts

As the COVID-19 pandemic brought beef shortages, consumers may have noticed some different cuts of beef when their traditional selections were sold out.

‘Smart-Farming’ Models Sustainable, Intensive Protein Production

In an effort to ensure the animal protein supply is sustainable, a Texas A&M researcher uses mathematical modeling to connect the dots between production efficiency in livestock and minimizing environmental impacts.

Labor issues in the meat industry caused shortages in grocery stores.
COVID-19: New Appreciation For Labor, Transportation

The food supply chain is still working to improve from the upheaval caused by COVID-19, but recovery and a new normal are getting closer and closer.