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Do homework on food safety when packing school lunches

KERRVILLE – Now that children are starting back to school and some parents will be packing their lunches, there are some food safety tips everyone should know, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension … more

Texas Department of Agriculture responds to Hurricane Harvey

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller expressed his condolences to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and reinforced the message of support through various programs offered by the Texas … more

Deadline to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) is Aug. 1

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED), Erasmo (Eddie) Trevino, reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll … more

Livestock indemnity program benefits available to local producers

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Steven Pawelek in Austin and Washington County announced that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due … more

Storm aftermath puts damper on early teal season opener

AUSTIN – The 16-day early teal hunting season opened statewide Saturday with guarded optimism tempered by the reality that many waterfowlers along the Texas coast are focusing on storm … more

Livestock Report

Four County Auction Center Inc. Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 Receipts – 1,134 compared to 1,261 last week Trend – Steady to little higher on good active market Choice … more

Austin County 4-H

On June 27, the Austin County 4-H Clothing and Textile group received an exclusive behind-the-scenes fashion and merchandising tour of Neiman Marcus. Participants were given the opportunity to walk … more

Texas FFA students receive $1.4 million in scholarships

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo leadership presented 70 Texas FFA students with $1.4 million in scholarships July 12 during the Texas FFA State Convention in Corpus Christi.  Chartered in 1929, … more

Ranch sorting school, competition set for Dec. 9 in Jourdanton

JOURDANTON — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Atascosa County, Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championship and Cowboy Fellowship of Atascosa County will present the South Texas … more

Flooding, stormwater management meeting set for Sept. 12 in Houston

HOUSTON — A one-day meeting on stormwater management will be held Sept. 12 at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston. The meeting, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., is being … more

Harrison has the fun for Bellville

When John Harrison first started as a showman in the 1990s, he was just looking to make a living in the rodeo industry.Now two decades later, he is one of the preeminent entertainers in the … more

2017 Austin County Fair Queen contestants

Emma Adams, sponsored by Southern RootsJasmine Alanis, sponsored by Austin County 4HMonica Alvarez, sponsored by Kathy’s KornerAllison Babylon, sponsored by Bellville Meat MarketCheyenne Bush, … more

Floating fire ants, insect pests among flood hazards

HOUSTON – Fire ants, as their colonies begin to flood, can join feet or tarsi to form water rafts, and they are more aggressive once in the floating formation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife … more

Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Plant-Based Products

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for funding to help support the development of advanced biofuels, renewable … more

AgriLife Extension personnel to assess flooding impact on livestock, pets

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel will soonbegin assessing recovery needs for livestock producers and pet owners as residents grapple with ongoing flooding along the … more

Calf market trends, forage production highlight clinic

BRENHAM – Beef cattle producers from throughout the South Central Texas region learned more about producing calves that fit the current market as well as enhancing forage production throughout the … more

Livestock Report Four County Auction Center Inc.

For Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 Receipts – 1,322 compared to 1,134 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $185-220 300-400 lbs. - $180-220 400-500 lbs. - … more

AgriLife Extension sets prospective grape grower workshop

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled the Prospective Grape Grower Workshop from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, … more

Time will tell what Harvey did to Texas coastal landscapes

ANGLETON — Unlike people and animals, plants can’t evacuate when threatening weather approaches, and long tenures in flood waters can take a toll. But as water recedes and people recover their … more

Rolling Plains applicator training set for Dec. 5 in Burkburnett

BURKBURNETT – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Wichita County will host the Rolling Plains Applicator Training Dec. 5 in the Wichita County Precinct 2 Shop, 102 W. College, … more
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