Farm and Ranch

Hunting information

Atascosa County Game Warden, Officer Jon Brauchle, stopped by the Pleasanton Express with some information for the 2018-2019 Hunting Season. Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters), born on or after September 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Course. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting. Persons 17 years of age or older […]

Jourdanton FFA Booster Club Fundraiser

Jourdanton FFA Booster Club is selling tickets for a BBQ chicken dinner on Sunday, November 11, from 11a.m.-1p.m. at the Jourdanton Fire Department. The cost is $8.00 per plate and for an additional $0.50, you can get a dessert. The plates are to-go only. Please contact the Jourdanton Ag Department at 830-769-3548 to purchase tickets.

2018-2019 Hunting Season dates

Farmers and Ranchers Have a Voice in Local Farm Program Decisions

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, Nov. 6, 2018 – Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Gary Six today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible agricultural producers for the 2018 FSA county committee elections on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 3, 2018, to […]

4-H and FFA Swine Validation

4-H and FFA Swine Validation begins November 9, 4p.m.-6p.m., at the Somerset Ag Barn and begins again November 10, 8a.m.- 10a.m. at the Atascosa Livestock Exchange If you have questions or need more information please contact your local Ag Science Instructor or the Extension Office at 830-569-0034. County Council and Ambassador meeting scheduled The Atascosa County Ambassadors and Council will […]

Pleasanton FFA placed 7th in the Trailer Build Off at Sam Houston State University

USDA issues safety net & conservation pay to Texas farmers

(COLLEGE STATION, Texas) — Oct. 23, 2018 – USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Gary Six, announced that more than $296 million will be paid to Texas farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Texas FSA will distribute more than $105 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) […]

Learning life and safety at Agriculture Day

Fourth-graders from schools around Atascosa County learned about various aspects of agriculture and farm and ranch safety at the Atascosa County Agriculture Day in Leming on Oct. 17. The educational stations featured presenters teaching about soil conservation, cotton and peanut production, electricity, water conservation, fire safety and dairy. “We teach kids about everything that goes into agriculture — where their […]

Atascosa County Fair Results

Jourdanton FFA teams participate in the Wintergarden Invitational CDEs on Sept. 26

On September 26, Jourdanton FFA participated in the Wintergarden Invitational CDE’s hosted by the Peeler Ranch. Furthermore, students competed in events such as Plant Identification, Range, Homesite, and Land Evaluation. Here are the results – Greenhand Land: 2nd place team: Madi Vick 2nd. Chapter Farmer Land: 6th place team. Greenhand Land: 1st place team; Ireland Joseph 1st; Abby Valdez 3rd; […]

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