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More free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are offering additional free water testing for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane … more


Just as the calm that often occurs as the eye of a hurricane passes overhead is misleading, don’t let the warmer weather since last week’s frigid temperatures make you think winter is over. … more

Recent rains help planting conditions, but drought persists in some areas

COLLEGE STATION – Recent rainfall has set up much of the state for spring crop planting, but other areas continue to experience drought, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service … more

Small Town Showdown

The Sealy FFA and Sealy FFA Boosters hosted the seventh annual Showdown and first-ever Showdown After Dark lamb and goat jackpot show on Saturday. Organizers deemed the event “awesome.” The Sealy … more

Blinn College livestock judging team claims title in season’s first national competition

The Blinn College livestock judging team won the first national contest of the season at the American Royal Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 27. Blinn’s sophomore … more

Water well screenings offered in January for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present free water well screenings in January for Aransas, Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria counties to give … more

Trade negotiations critical to fuel future economic impact

AUSTIN – U.S. agricultural export trade reached $135 billion in 2016 as farm commodities were a big economic driver helping to feed a growing global population, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife … more

Service Award

The following residents were recognized by the Austin County Soil and Water Conservation District for 75 years of public service to farmers and ranchers. Pictured are Jose Dodier, TSSWCB chairman; … more

Local youth wins calf scramble at Fort Worth Stock Show

FORT WORTH - Kelsie Prazak, a member of Sealy FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 Receipts – 890 compared to 1,145 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-245 300-400 lbs. - … more

4-H youth honored at annual banquet

More than 40 local youth were honored Saturday night at the Austin County 4-H Awards Banquet, held at Kenney Agricultural Hall in Bellville. The kids and their parents enjoyed a catered meal and … more

Austin County Progress Show

Students with Austin County FFA and 4-H programs displayed their animals at the Austin County Progress Show on Saturday at the fairgrounds in Bellville.  more

Hay and forage producers encouraged to submit samples for analysis

The Beef and Forage Committee of Austin County is encouraging beef cattle producers to turn in a sample of their hay for analysis. Hay samples may be turned in at the Austin County Extension Office, … more

Texas groups fight state plan to ‘cut’ local tree regulations

AUSTIN - Conservation groups, cities and business interests are fighting bills in the Texas Legislature that would strip municipalities of the ability to regulate the removal of old-growth … more

Sealy FFA roars loudly at state competition

Members of the Sealy FFA Chapter traveled to Huntsville Dec. 1 to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development events. Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in … more

Local extension agent honored

Michelle Allen, County Extension Agent - Family & Community Health, of Austin County in Bellville, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 … more

Cattle raisers convention

Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service beef cattle specialist and associate department head for the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, leads a cattle … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 Receipts – 1,229 compared to 1,812 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-250 300-400 lbs - … more

Livestock Report:

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 Receipts – 996 compared to 784 on Dec. 19, 2017 Trend – Steady to higher compared to last sale in December Choice Steer Calves 150-300 … more

Small farms and vegetable conference scheduled for Feb. 23

The Horticulture Committee of Austin County will be sponsoring a Small Farms and Vegetable Conference on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Cat Spring Ag Society Hall. Registration will take place from 8:30 … more
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