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Farm bill passes House Ag Committee

April 20th, 2018|

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor The U.S. House Agriculture Committee passed HR 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act—better known as the 2018 Farm Bill—out of committee on Wednesday, April 18, clearing the way for the bill to head to the full House of Representatives. The bill was approved along party lines, 26-20. The passing of [...]

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Webinar to offer mesquite management, control options

April 20th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Mesquite-spraying season is approaching and an upcoming webinar could help landowners with mesquite management. Dr. Bob Lyons, range specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be part of the Texas Range Webinar Series on Thursday, May 3, discussing various methods for managing mesquite. “Spraying season begins when the soil [...]

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Cloud seeding planned for parts of Rolling Plains

April 20th, 2018|

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor Several drought-stricken counties near Abilene may soon see cloud-seeding planes in the sky. Hopefully, those are followed by thunderclouds and rain. A legal notice was recently placed in the Abilene Reporter-News announcing an application with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for a state permit to conduct “weather modification [...]

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Farm Bureau youth conference helps build future leaders

April 9th, 2018|

By Julie Tomascik Editor A strong Texas demands high leadership standards. And the voice of agriculture—today and tomorrow—needs young folks with passion, drive and diligence. That’s where Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) comes into play. For more than 50 years, the program has equipped students with leadership skills and economic knowledge, as [...]

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Livestock shows are more than just banners, plaques

April 3rd, 2018|

  • Issues Advisory Committee

TFB leaders serve on Issues Advisory Committees

March 28th, 2018|

Legislative, regulatory and legal representation are keys for strengthening agricultural awareness and perspectives on state and national issues. Participating on the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Issues Advisory Committee allows Texas farmers and ranchers to do just that. “Our members hold knowledge that they have learned through their experience in production and management that is [...]

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CWD zone expands in Panhandle

March 28th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has expanded the chronic wasting disease (CWD) Panhandle Containment Zone after the disease was discovered in a roadkill white-tailed deer earlier this year. The Containment Zone 2, which is positioned on the western portion of the Panhandle adjacent to the New Mexico border, encompasses [...]

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CPA offers tax tips for farmers, ranchers

February 28th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter It’s time to pull out the receipt box, find the files on your computer and do whatever it takes to prepare your farm or ranch for what may be the least anticipated season of the year—tax season. While tax deductions and income vary by situation, there are several things most [...]

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FDA approves pain reliever for food animals

February 28th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter There’s a new product on the market to help cattlemen and women control pain in their livestock, and it’s the first-ever to be approved for use in food animals. Banamine Transdermal by Merck Animal Health is now approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat pain associated with [...]

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Dispelling veterinary vaccine myths

February 28th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter Just as there are myths about vaccinations when it comes to humans, there are plenty of myths and misinformation regarding the vaccination of pets. According to Dr. Bob Judd, host of Texas Vet News on the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Radio Network, one of the more popular myths is if [...]