Bell County outdoors

Tight hay supplies and high winter feed prices are challenging Texas cattle producers’ ability to get as many cows as possible through winter in good condition. The 2022 drought and subsequent poor hay production resulted in stressed hay supplies going into winter, according to AgriLife Extension specialists. Check the Bell County Outdoors page for the latest fishing and birdwatching reports.

Egg prices high, may go higher

Egg prices continue to set all-time per-dozen price records, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert does not expect that trend to reverse in the near future.

Mother Earth Fair returning to Expo

Living the “simple life” is a notion that speaks to Texans, whether it’s saving money on groceries by tending a garden or using herbs and essential oils to stay healthy.  “That’s why Mother Earth News Magazine is proud to bring its flagship event back to Texas for the seventh year,” said Andrew Perkins, director of the Mother Earth News Fair.


Though retail beef prices are lower than a year ago, prices remain historically higher as inflationary challenges affect the overall US economy and projected fewer cows heading into 2023, according to an AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist.


Farmers can expect a challenging marketing environment for agricultural crops grown in 2023 as the global economy faces recessionary challenges, according to an AgriLife Extension Service grains marketing economist.