Farm and Ranch

BBQ plates and fried pies


First off I’d like to extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to Noel, David and Katie Wilkerson and their families on the passing of their mother. I remember when they first moved to Pleasanton. My mom, at one time, had an article in the Pleasanton Express. Little did I know that years later I would be ‘volunteered’ to write the […]


Congratulations to the Sassy Señoritas & Señor! Five of their team riders are heading to the I.E.A. National Western Finals in Oklahoma City on June 15 and 16. Pictured, from left, are the five qualifying riders from the team along with their coach: Reanna Santos, Elle Rinewalt, Coach Liz Marian Pierce Urdahl, Alivia Eindorf, Jo Besancon and Hope Adams.


Jourdanton FFA members who attended the Winter Garden District Banquet on Monday evening, dropped by the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office and delivered several leftover BBQ plates for members of the staff that were onduty. Pictured, from left, are Daffne Berrios, Michael Howard, Madilyn Vick, Madison Yow, Renee Ortiz, Savannah Segura, Karoline Barton, Ally Foster, Jordan Wallace, Levi Dickey, Maddison Lutz, […]

USDA Extends Deadline to May 17 for Producers to Certify 2018 Crop Production for Market Facilitation Program Payments

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2019 – USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the deadline because heavy rainfall […]

Upcoming extension activities

Atascosa County Cattlemans Annual Meeting The Atascosa County Cattleman are Hosting the Annual Cattleman Meeting on Tuesday May 14 at the Jourdanton Community Center: Registration will start at 6 p.m. and the program will start at 6:30 p.m. Topics to Include Breeding Soundness Exams in Bulls and Identifying the Most Productive cows in the Herd and Least Productive Cows in […]

Fresh salsa in jeopardy if trade pact not renewed

SAN ANTONIO – Tomato prices could increase as much as 40% to 80% this year if the U.S. Department of Commerce withdraws from the Tomato Suspension Agreement by May 7. This will affect Texas consumers and the produce industry significantly, according to experts. Industry leaders were updated on the implications at the Texas International Produce Association Viva Fresh Show in […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. Is it advisable to quit feeding the birds now as we move into summer? It seems like they shouldn’t need food support in the summertime. A. The main reason many of us feed the birds is to bring them into range for easy observation. That is easier to do in the winter than the summer. Some naturalists credit bird […]

The confusion with the English language


For the poor frustrated kindergartners, first and second graders and for, well, high schoolers, college students, etc. This is why we struggle with English. Check this out: 1. The bandage was wound around the wound. 2. The farm was cultivated to produce produce. 3. We must polish the Polish furniture. 4. He could lead if he would get the lead […]

Wildflower Fun Facts


Of the 5,000 or so species of native plants in Texas, approximately 2,700 species* can be considered “wildflowers.” These are the herbaceous wild flowering plants not including grasses, sedges, rushes, trees, shrubs, some cacti and plants with small flowers that aren’t showy and wouldn’t be commonly called “wildflowers.” The botanical name for bluebonnets, Lupinus, comes from the Latin word for […]


Wyatt Tom, Tanner Hollis, David Garcia, Kendall Niemietz, Dakota Fulcher, Clarissa Alaquinez, Savannah Cadena, Andrea Martinez, Wyatt Porter, Lacey Stevens, Autumn Hagen, Kendall Hagen, Trey Hagen, Kinsley Moore, Nathan Ricks, Avery Falcon, Jake Rankin, Jayce Krauskopf, Bethany Douglas, Lexie Elsik, Jordan Haby, Emma Smith, David Zertuche, Hunter Norment, Trey Wood, Stayton Hagen, Randy Balderas, Hunter Underbrink.

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