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February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Farm & Ranch

USDA 2012 DCP & ACRE sign-up

Atascosa County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Scott Heffernan, announced that sign-up for the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program started on January 23, 2012 and cont More...

Texas FSA offices fall to federal budget cuts

(Jourdanton) – With the start of a new year, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced plans to close 259 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offices, including 15 Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices in Texas, in 2012. More...

Checkoff referendum passes, directors elected

The referendum held by the Texas Corn Producers Board in January to increase the statewide assessment amounts of corn and silage passed by more than the required two-thirds vote. More...

Disaster assistance available for small businesses

Small, nonfarm businesses in 131 Texas Counties and neighboring counties in New Mexico and Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). More...

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CAM to serve you

Well, we made it through the Super Bowl, didn't we! But, I wonder how many of you participated in the "SOUPER Bowl of Hunger"? More...

Texas Farm Bureau announce scholarships

Each year, Texas Farm Bureau awards approximately $80,000 to high school and college students through youth contests, leadership programs and scholarships. More than $100,000 in additional scholarships are awarded at the district level. More...

Tight cattle market could push beef prices higher

(Jourdanton) – Atascosa County ranchers have been feeling the pinch in the cattle market. Although cattle prices are high, rising feed costs and a weak economy are putting them in a bind. More...

Atascosa AG News

South Texas Judges and Commissioners meet in Kingsville

Recent rains are beginning to have an impact on winter pastures. The month of January has been very generous as far as rainfall goes. The yearly average is 1.53 inches of rain. Several areas of the county are above the norm. More...