ODESSA – Congressman Mike Conaway said he expects to release a massive farm bill in the coming months that seeks to reauthorize and reform food assistance programs this year, but revealed little on Monday about any potential cuts.
Wilburn Zuber, of Mineral Wells, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Edward L. Lee, of Mineral Wells, has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 134rd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates taking place Nov. 6 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas and the Palo Pinto Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invite the public to attend their 2017 Local Working Group meeting Aug. 2.
Congressman Mike Conaway and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller last week applauded the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to repeal the President Obama administration-era Clean Water Rule and revisit the definition of waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) before creating new rules.
The Holt River Ranch lies along the banks of the Brazos River a few miles south of Graford. Owner/operator Dr. Glenn Rogers, DVM, has spent the last 35 years improving the ranch.
Editor’s note: Most livestock farming in industrialized countries takes place on large enclosed farms, known in the United States as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), that house hundreds or thousands of animals. Many environmental and public health groups say CAFOs are major air and water polluters and should be regulated more stringently. Farmers and trade organizations typically respond that CAFOS already are adequately regulated and do not threaten nearby communities or the environment.
Conversations about trade, tax reform and the next Farm Bill echoed through the halls and offices on Capitol Hill recently as over 100 Texas Farm Bureau members, including members from Palo Pinto County, met with members of the U.S. Congress to talk about issues important to agriculture and Palo Pinto County.
PALO PINTO — The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening April 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Palo Pinto County.
Nearly half a million acres of the Texas Panhandle burned. Homes, barns and fences burned. Some lost livestock. Others lost their lives.
Tony Eugene Lyon, 52, of Fort Worth, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to serve 120 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in November 2016 to a felony offense stemming from a $5 million dollar cattle scheme he orchestrated, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Soozy Stone has a heart for helping people whose lives are mired in addiction. She has lived through it as the mother of a meth-addicted son.
PALO PINTO – A Palo Pinto County grand jury last week handed down 36 felony indictments, including two multi-county indictments, against 32 individuals as follows:
SAN ANTONIO – Mackenzee Burton, of Millsap, was named reserve grand champion of the Gilt Show held Feb. 10 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
FORT WORTH – Grant Motley, a FFA member from Santo, exhibited the first place Wether in the Junior Wether Goat Show at the 2017 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Jan. 28.
AUSTIN – Fifteen Texas-based organizations last week announced the Texans for Property Rights coalition, which will lead a grassroots initiative for meaningful reform to state eminent domain laws.
PALO PINTO – Beef cattle producers are invited to attend a meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, to discuss the outlook of the beef cattle industry.
COLLEGE STATION – Beef cattle prices will likely continue to decline as a result of herd expansion by producers and other market conditions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in College Station.
COLLEGE STATION – The Texas state climatologist said an expected La Niña winter weather pattern would probably not emerge and there likely will be warmer and drier conditions on average into 2017.
Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by the severe storms and flooding are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency office located in Stephenville, Cynthia P. Kinser said Friday.
STEPHENVILLE – Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by the severe storms and flooding are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency office located in Stephenville, Cynthia P. Kinser said today.
WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will provide an estimated $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers through the new Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program, in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton.
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists have updated crop and livestock budgets for 2016 to help farmers and ranchers plan and calculate expense and profit estimates for the current year.
When cats, dogs, horses and cattle become sick, the first person usually called is a veterinarian, but what happens when a vet is no longer available? A growing vet shortage is becoming a problem not just for farmers and ranchers, but for people across Texas.
FORT WORTH – Viewed as a report card for a cattle operation, key performance indicators, also known as KPIs, can assist beef producers in measuring factors crucial to an operation.
AUSTIN – One hundred sixty-one food, farm, faith and rural organizations, including nine from Texas, have sent a letter to Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to reject The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
PALO PINTO – Palo Pinto County Farm Bureau and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Palo Pinto County invite everyone to attend this year’s Beef and Forage Conference on May 2.
FORT WORTH – Hundreds of Texas cattle producers gathered at the 2016 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention in Fort Worth Friday to learn more about current industry issues and with optimism despite a dip in high prices, according to organizers.
Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by March’s severe storms, tornadoes and flooding are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency office in Stephenville.
STEPHENVILLE – Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency office located in Stephenville.
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking proposals from contractors who can provide humane care for a minimum of 200 wild horses in a free-roaming pasture setting on an annual basis.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced Monday that the USDA has begun making final payments to peanut producers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi, helping to restore nearly 100 percent of the value of their peanuts after…
WEATHERFORD – Parker County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Rusty Rose reminds livestock producers who suffered grazing losses that occurred throughout 2015 due to drought or wildfire that they have until Feb. 1 to report their losses and to enroll in the Livestock Forage Disaster Program.
COLLEGE STATION – Heavy rains in many parts of the state may have damaged some crops, but for this year’s pecan crop, it was “just what the doctor ordered,” said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.