Farm and Ranch

South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association awards scholarships

The scholarship committee of the South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association (SCTICA) has made the selections for 2020 scholarships. Each recipient is a 2020 graduate and will receive a $500 scholarship. Hannah Watts, Poteet High School, is active in the FFA, 4-H, Poteet Strawberry Festival Court and Cowboy Fellowship Fall Festival. She will attend Texas A&M University majoring in Ag […]

Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Opened June 15

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began accepting nominations for county committee members on Monday, June 15, 2020. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for these members who make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. All nomination forms for the 2020 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. […]

June 30 last day to complete enrollment for 2020 Agriculture Risk Coverage, Price Loss Coverage Programs

Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections for the 2020 crop year remain the same as elections made for 2019, all producers need to contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to sign a 2020 […]

The Missing Link

On the Edge of Common Sense

It arched across the cloudless sky like someone throwin’ chum But they weren’t fishin’, no my friends, the object was a thumb It launched from Kenneth’s dally when his heelin’ rope came tight And whizzed by Eddie’s horse’s head and disappeared from sight. Eddie did a double take … hors d’oeuvres flashed through his mind, A little sausage on a […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. Our tomatoes have done very well this spring. I think they have the potential to continue producing this fall. They are Red Snapper, Tycoon, BHN 968, HM 8849 and all the recommended varieties. They are still producing fruit, but they are partially infested with spider mites now. Surely there is something I can spray to control the mites? A. […]

USDA issues first Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who have applied for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. FSA began taking applications May 26, and the agency has received over 86,000 applications for this important relief program. “The coronavirus has hurt America’s farmers, ranchers, and […]

Verdilizer


Please note changes of dates and times for early voting. Early voting has been extended an extra week. You can now vote early from June 29–July 2 and from July 6–10 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended hours on July 7 from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. For early voting you can vote at the Annex II Bldg. in Jourdanton, Poteet EMS […]

June 30 Last Day to Complete Enrollment for 2020 Agriculture Risk Coverage, Price Loss Coverage Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2020 – Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections for the 2020 crop year remain the same as elections made for 2019, all producers need to contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency […]

Congratulations FFA Class of 2020

County Extension news and activities

4-H Recordbook Judges Needed The Atascosa County Extension office is requesting volunteers to help judge county recordbooks from June 16-25. Please contact the Atascosa County Extension office by giving us a call at (830) 569-0034. Ask to speak to Ashlie Stayton and she can schedule you for a viewing time. This is a great opportunity to learn about recordbooks so […]


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