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Tractor Supply stores host FFA fundraiser

Throughout the month of February, Tractor Supply Co. stores in Texas are collecting donations to support grants for FFA chapters in their community. Coinciding with National FFA Week (Feb. 17-24), … more

Ag Briefs

Healthy bedtimes educational program Recently, several Extension Education members were in attendance for the educational program conducted by one of its members during the month of January titled … more

New Austin County Fair executive committee announced

BELLVILLE – On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, the Austin County Fair Association elected a new executive committee. Robert Winkelmann was elected president of the association. Winkelmann previously … more

Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration program workshop set for Feb. 21

LEWISVILLE – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 21 in Lewisville for professionals interested in … more

Austin County Fair & Rodeo donates to American Cancer Society

Bellville – The Austin County Fair Association donated $2,650 to the American Cancer Society of Austin County on Jan. 23 to represent their participation in the Tough Enough to Wear Pink … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 Receipts – 822 compared to 890 last week Trend – Stead yon good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-240 300-400 … more

Big changes coming to the Austin County Fair

Bellville – The Austin County Fair Association announced some big changes for the 91st Annual County Fair during a Jan. 30 event. Most prominently, the Fair will extend to a 10-day event. The … more

New farm bill discussions highlight Ag Forum meeting in Austin

AUSTIN – Farm economy experts at the recent Ag Forum in Austin told attendees to expect much debate on the shaping of a new farm bill that will most likely be written with little or no increases to … more

Ranchers leasing workshop set for Feb. 26

A ranchers leasing workshop covering grazing, hunting, and livestock leases is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, in Cat Spring by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The workshop addresses the … 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

AgriLife study sheds light on nodulation in legume crop

VERNON – Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are conducting several research projects to improve producers’ understanding of guar and the legume’s value to their operations in the Rolling Plains and … 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

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

Livestock Report:

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 Receipts – 1,145 compared to 243 last week Trend – Higher on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-235 300-400 … more

QuailMasters sets final run registration

SAN ANGELO — QuailMasters 2018 has opened registration for its final run, it’s founder said. The series, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Wildlife … more

Cedar Bayou water quality training rescheduled for Feb. 8

MONT BELVIEU – Due to inclement weather, the Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou originally scheduled for Jan. 17 is postponed to Feb. 8, program … more

Agricultural leasing workshop set Feb. 26 in Cat Spring

CAT SPRING – The first of the 2018 Rancher Leasing Workshops series covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Feb. 26 in Cat … more

Livestock Report:

For Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 Receipts – 243 compared to 996 last week Trend – Higher Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-225 300-400 lbs. - $180-215 400-500 lbs. - … more

Austin County youth attend 2018 national 4-H/FFA roundup

DENVER – More than 1,000 youth from more than 33 states including Alberta, Canada, attended the Western National Roundup Jan. 4-7, 2018, in Denver. The conference, now in its 98th year, is held … more
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