Farm and Ranch

Gardening Q&A

Q. What is the weed that is sticky and creeps along the ground? What is the best way to control it? A. The weed you are describing is probably bedstraw. It is an annual winter plant that reseeds each year about now. The best way to control bedstraw is by using a preemergent herbicide such as Dimension or Amaze. Apply […]

Community yard sale date set


Mrs. Lina Huizar is working to coordinate a community yard sale in Verdi. If you don’t have the ideal place to hold a sale, you can bring your stuff to the community center for a fee of $10 per space. If you’d like to be on the concrete you will need to reserve your spot or bring your own table. […]

Texas Farm Credit recognizes Ag Student of the Month

Pleasanton, Texas – Texas Farm Credit recently recognized students in their AgStudent of the Month program. Texas Farm Credit has a mission to support agriculture and rural communities today and tomorrow. The customer-owned cooperative proudly offers two programs that recognize high school seniors who excel in the classroom and in their FFA chapters and 4-H clubs. Each year Texas Farm […]

McNeill did it again with $10k win

Kate did it again with a 10K win Kate McNeill, Junior at Pleasanton High School has done it again. For the second time, Kate has been awarded the $10K scholarship for the Horse Skillathon at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. “Congratulations Kate,” said her mom, Shalene McNeill who serves as the Executive Director Nutrition Research at National Cattlemen’s […]

Opportunities in Pleasanton FFA

FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agriculture education that prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. The Agriculture Science Program at Pleasanton ISD consist of three integral core components: Classroom/laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experiences, and student leadership organizations. Students at Pleasanton have the opportunity to choose between 13 different courses which feed into to three different […]


On January 10, 1934 the Pleasanton FFA Chapter received its charter from the Texas Association of Future Farmers of America. Many changes have taken place over the past 85 years, and to get a more in depth look at these changes FFA president Autumn Hagen and sentinel Nathan Ricks interviewed former Pleasanton Ag teacher Mr. Tom Heffernan. FFA a is […]

USDA to Host Listening Session

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management […]


Atascosa County Judge and Commissioners Attend 2018 AgriLife Continuing Education Conference for County Officials

LAREDO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 12 hosted its annual Continuing Education Conference for County Judges and Commissioners on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Laredo. The Honorable Tano Tijerina, Webb County Judge, provided the welcome and opening comments to start the conference. Attending from Atascosa County were Judge Robert Hurley, Commissioners Bill […]

USDA Reminder

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 […]

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