Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Conference set for July 29

Missy HodginTexas AgriLife AgentIn an effort to bring producers new research and technology based on ever-changing environmental conditions, the Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Cattle Conference will be held July 29 in Wichita Falls, jointly hosted by AgriLife Extension … [Read more...]

Foreign persons with lands in the US required to report holdings

Mike McDonald, executive director of the Clay-Jack County USDA Farm Service Agency, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of … [Read more...]

2014 Farm Bill: Enrollment in disaster assistance program begins

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting Tuesday, April 15, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. “We implemented these programs in record … [Read more...]

FSA announces extension of milk income loss contract program

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia today announced the extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract program. The extended MILC protects dairy farmers enrolled in the program against income loss through Sept. 1 or until a new … [Read more...]

Vilsack: Farm bill offers increased opportunities for producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday an increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.  A fact sheet outlining modifications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency Farm Loan Programs is available. “Our … [Read more...]

USDA encourages early registration for FSA programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia today recommended that farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs register in advance.  Producers are encouraged to report farm records and business structure changes … [Read more...]

Foods with minimal nutritional value must be discretionary items in diet

By Sherri HalsellTexas AgriLife AgentHealthful eating habits should start early in life or as soon a possible. Adults’ and children’s diets should include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low- and non-fat dairy products, beans, fish and lean meats. Calorie-dense … [Read more...]

USDA: Farm Bill safety net requires thorough record keeping

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia today repeated his appeal to livestock producers affected by natural disasters such as the drought in the West and the unexpected winter storm in the upper Midwest to keep thorough … [Read more...]

McDonald: March 15 deadline for crop disaster assistance program

Clay-Jack County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Mike McDonald urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program to do so before the sales closing date of  March 15. NAP provides financial assistance … [Read more...]

Texas Farm Bureau honors Harrison with Pioneer Award

L.C. Harrison

L.C. Harrison of Dean was honored with the Texas Farm Bureau District 3 Pioneer Award on Sunday, Dec. 8 at TFB’s 80th Annual Meeting. The Texas Farm Bureau describes Harrison as a true promoter of agriculture. “The Pioneer Award recognizes those men and women … [Read more...]