Farm and Ranch

USDA Announces Buy-Up Coverage

USDA Announces Buy- Up Coverage Availability and New Service Fees for Noninsured Crop Coverage Policies Changes apply Beginning April 8, 2019 WASHINGTON, April 8, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that higher levels of coverage will be offered through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), a popular safety net program, beginning April 8, 2019. The 2018 […]


I’ve really enjoyed all of the wildflowers and also appreciate the county for not shredding at the Verdi Community Center until they are through. The rain was also greatly appreciated with all of the lightning putting nitrogen in the soil. Here’s a short clip from A Moment of Science: “Our bodies need protein, and proteins contain nitrogen. The air we […]

Introducing the 2019 Poteet Strawberry Growers

The Poteet Strawberry Festival would not be possible without the local berry growers. Since the first official festival in 1948, the festival growers have been cultivating the art of producing some of the finest berries in the United States. The Poteet-grown strawberry is known for its amazing sweetness. Taste one and you will know the taste of strawberry heaven. If […]

Upcoming events

4-H Livestock Judging Practice April 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. County Extension Office Cafeteria Anyone interested in Participating in Livestock Judging can attend. District 12 Livestock Judging Contest will be held on April 13. Registration is Open on 4-H Connect Through April 9. Local 4-H and FFA Livestock Scholarship application deadlines approaching. Atascosa County Livestock Show Scholarship : Deadline April […]

Reminder: Peanut Growers Meeting

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 3, 2019 with Jaime Lopez, Frio County Extension Agent-Ag. at (830) 334-0099 or Dale Rankin, Atascosa County Extension Agent-Ag. at (830) 569-0034. The 2019 South Texas Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Frio County AgriLife Extension Office located at 400 S. Pecan St., Pearsall, Texas. Registration […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. I didn’t realize that the grass-like plants growing in my lawn were weeds (rescue grass) and so I fertilized with slowrelease lawn fertilizer to try to green it up when it began to yellow from the heat. After reading your article, I figured out that I now have well fertilized weeds that are going to decline now because of […]


We’ve had some Verdi residents say that there are some people racing on 1784. If any of you see this again please call and report this to the authorities before a fatality happens. Speaking of authorities, I’d like to again thank our county Sheriff’s department. They have been doing great work in the area. Let’s continue to support them in […]


With all that is going on in the world today I felt a need to share this in the Verdilizer this week. I might have shared this in the past, but it bears repeating. I love all books written by Richard Maybury, for instance, ‘Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?’, ‘Whatever Happened to Justice?’, ‘Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?’ to […]

Julie Novak Leads TASBO as 2019-20 Board President

Sam Houston ISD Chief Financial Officer Sworn-In at Annual Conference

TASBO has named Sam Houston ISD Chief Financial Officer Julie Novak as its President of its 2019-20 Board of Directors. Novak succeeds Fort Worth ISD’s Jonathan Bey in the position, which she assumed at the TASBO Leadership Dinner in San Antonio. TASBO members first elected Novak to its board of directors in 2013, then elected her as Vice President in […]

Upcoming Events

4-H Livestock Judging Practice April 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM County Extension Office Auditorium April 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM County Extension Office Cafeteria Anyone interested in Participating in Livestock Judging can attend. District 12 Livestock Judging Contest will be held on April 13, 2019. Registration will be open on 4-H Connect around March 19. It is time once again […]

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