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  • cotton harvest

Cotton harvest faces weather challenges

October 19th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Texas cotton farmers can’t catch a break with the weather this year. An early-season drought followed by ill-timed rains will likely lead to a below-average 2018 season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Cool spring temperatures, summer drought and late-season rains are just a few of the [...]

  • pretzel bites

You can’t eat just one Pretzel Bite!

October 19th, 2018|

  • water rule

Farm Bureau: Throw out water rule

October 19th, 2018|

A 2015 rule that expands the federal government’s control over private land nationwide should be vacated in its entirety, attorneys argued in papers filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and a broad coalition of business groups, along with the state of Texas and [...]

  • relief funds

Hurricanes devastate Southeast agriculture

October 19th, 2018|

Several hurricanes have devastated agriculture in the Southeast this fall. Relief funds have been established to assist farmers, ranchers and rural communities in their recovery efforts. See the information below if you are interested in donating to one of the relief funds. Alabama To help the state’s farmers recover from Hurricane Michael’s devastating effects, the [...]

  • free trade

New free trade agreements on the horizon

October 18th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter The Trump administration is seeking additional free trade opportunities to sell U.S. agricultural and consumer goods abroad. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress the administration will soon begin negotiating free trade agreements with Japan, the United Kingdom and the European Union. “We are committed to concluding these negotiations [...]

  • refuge

Celebrate the outdoors during National Wildlife Refuge Week

October 18th, 2018|

National Wildlife Refuge Week is Oct. 14-20, and refuges in Texas and across the country are hosting special events, festivals, tours and even volunteer opportunities to help wildlife and to highlight how refuges protect habitat and improve communities. “Our public lands are our greatest treasures,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said. “Public access [...]

Texas farmers bring Halloween to life

October 17th, 2018|

  • hours of service

Livestock groups petition DOT for hours of service flexibility

October 17th, 2018|

Organizations representing livestock, bee and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on hours of service (HOS) requirements. The petition asks for a five-year exemption from certain HOS requirements for livestock haulers and encourages DOT to work with the livestock industry to implement additional fatigue-management [...]

  • farmer assistance

USDA grants $800,000 to help farmers, ranchers in Texas

October 17th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter Four programs in Texas will receive additional funding to support socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers. Prairie View A&M University, Texas State University, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service were selected to receive part of $9.4 million in grants from the U.S. [...]

Farming with Mother Nature isn’t easy

October 16th, 2018|