Farm and Ranch

SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW AND RODEO AMBASSADORS ATTEND JOURDANTON FFA MEETING

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Ambassadors recently attended a Jourdanton FFA meeting. The Ambassadors gave a presentation about all of the opportunities available to our livestock show exhibitors, and encouraged them to get involved within their school and community, as well as, the San Antonio Stock Show. They also talked to the students about all of the scholarship opportunities […]

CHARLOTTE FFA TOURS THE COASTAL CONSERVATION ASSCOCIATION IN CORPUS CHRISTI

Voting begins for 2019 Farm Service Agency county committee elections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on Nov. 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections. “Our county committee members play a key role in our efforts to provide assistance to producers,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “We value the local input of the over 7,000 […]

Gardening Q & A

Plant Q & A

Q. You often talk about two types of fertilizers this time of the year, “winterizer” and slow release lawn fertilizer, which is better? A. It depends on the use. “Winterizer” is best as a lawn fertilizer in the fall but it also works for winter vegetables and flowers. Slow Release Lawn Fertilizer is best for spring lawn fertilizing and best […]

Take steps to prevent spread of oak wilt

Oak wilt, which has devastated this tree, is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the U.S. The Texas A&M Forest Service is urging Texans to help prevent the spread of oak wilt by minimizing the transportation of firewood this winter. Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the U.S. and has been blamed for […]

Vintage in Verdi young vendor intros

VERDILIZER

Vintage in Verdi not only has booths run by grown-up folk, but it will have booths run by the little-folk. If you were at VNV last year you know what I’m talking about. Come out this year for more of a variety from our talented children. Homemade ornaments, jewelry, fruit baskets, even homemade jerky! These kids are truly amazing. We […]

POTEET FFA STUDENTS WIN AT SOUTH TEXAS DOUBLE TROUBLE PROSPECT SHOW

CHAIRMAN KORUS AWARDED FOR SERVING ON THE ATASCOSA COUNTY BOARD FOR 25 YEARS

Rick Schilling, Association of Texas Soil & Water Conservation Area III Director, Michael Korus of Atascosa County Soil & Water Conservation District #307 with his award for serving 25 years on the board and José Dodier, Jr., Member of the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board.

USDA issues safety-net and conservation payments to Texas farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Texas is processing more than $205.7 million in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for the 2018 crop year. Additionally, Texas FSA will distribute more than $89.1 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners to support voluntary conservation efforts on private lands. “Our […]

USDA designates 25 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 25 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The Texas counties with the primary natural disaster designation include Anderson, Atascosa, Bastrop, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Ellis, Freestone, Gonzales, Henderson, Hill, Johnson, Kimble, Lee, […]


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