Farm and Ranch

We’re here for you

You probably won’t see any heartfelt commercials in the coming weeks thanking your local funeral service professional. Morticians and essential funeral home staff all over the country, all over the world, are still getting up every day and night and going out into the world to do their jobs. It’s no different right here in our neck of the woods. […]

SCTICA Scholarship Opportunity

The South Central Texas ICA chapter is proud to offer several $500 scholarships to Junior Members and/or a child/grandchild of a current SCTICA Member for the past year. For more information or to request an application, email or call/text (210) 215-1139. The deadline is April 15 to submit scholarship applications. For more information about Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas, […]

Texas State Parks closed

At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and staff. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will continue to stay current with the latest public health recommendations and will announce when a […]

USDA announces more than 3.4 million acres selected for general Signup Conservation Reserve Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices began notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for establishing long-term, resource-conserving plant species, […]


A little history about long time residents, Bob and Louise Duncan, submitted by Bob: “I met Louise at Church in 1948. She was working for Dr. Bolin, a dentist, in the Texas State Building in San Antonio. She was a Dental Assistant. We began dating on June 10, 1948. Our first date was with a group of young people from […]

Spring gardening

Plant Q & A

Q. If we put the weeds we pull like bedstraw, beggar’s lice, and thistle into the compost pile won’t that just distribute the seed into the gardens when we distribute the compost? A. Some will, we have all seen tomato plants and other veggies that germinate from discarded fruit near the compost pile. Usually not, however, especially if you pull […]

The Vet Wife’s Refrigerator

A scream from the kitchen. The thud of a faint. She sighs and arises and walks with restraint. Her neighbor lays peaceful, eyes fixed in a stare She’s passed out in front of the new Frigidaire. She looks at the rack with eggs in its keep Winking up at her’s the eye of a sheep. There’s a bottle of Pen- […]

FSA makes changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation and Safety Net Programs

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices are open in Texas by phone appointment only until further notice, and FSA staff are available to continue helping agricultural producers with program signups, loan servicing and other important actions. Additionally, FSA is relaxing the loanmaking process and adding flexibilities for servicing direct and guaranteed loans to provide credit to producers in need. […]

Cancelled events and county news

Major Steer, and State Fair Heifer, Sheep, Goat and Swine Tag orders due Steer Validation Tag Order for the 2020-2021 Stock Show Season and State Fair/HOT Lamb, Goat, and Swine tags are due to the Extension Office by 5 p.m. April 9. Cost is $16 per tag, and can be paid by cash or check. Spring Heifer UIN Orders are […]



Please continue to pray for our Mayor, our Governor, our Senators, our President, our nation, our world. Please pray for those out of work and those who are working hard to keep things running as smoothly as possible. Please follow the guidelines given by our leaders. As far as I know there will be a runoff election on May 26 […]

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