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Mesa Ware

May 24th, 2019|

S.M. True, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Mesa Ware Crosby County District 2 I have always been enthralled with cattle ranching and the sense of independence and strong values that follow. I am very passionate about this industry, so it comes with no surprise that my ultimate goal is to operate my own cattle ranch—an attainment that [...]

  • Organic sales hit all-time highs last year, according to the 2019 Organic Industry Survey.

Record year for organic sales in 2018

May 24th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Organic sales hit all-time highs last year, according to the Organic Industry Survey. The survey, released last week by the Organic Trade Association, showed the U.S. organic market made $52.5 billion in 2018, crushing previous records and surpassing the $50 billion mark for the first time. Both the organic food [...]

  • Savings are on the horizon as a pair of sales tax holidays are set for this weekend in Texas.

Sales tax holidays set for Memorial Day weekend

May 24th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Savings are on the horizon as a pair of sales tax holidays are set for this weekend in Texas. The Lone Star State’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays will take place May 25-27. An estimated $12.6 million dollars will be saved by families and businesses over the [...]

  • The Trump administration will make up to $16 billion available in new direct payments to farmers, ranchers and commodity purchases through a trade assistance package announced today.

Second trade assistance package announced

May 23rd, 2019|

The Trump administration will make up to $16 billion available in new direct payments to farmers and ranchers through a trade assistance package announced today. The additional aid is for farmers who have been negatively impacted by the ongoing trade war. It is one of several actions in a relief strategy to support American farmers [...]

  • Ag Mag

New ‘Ag Mag’ explores food waste

May 23rd, 2019|

A new food waste Ag Mag, developed by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, is available for purchase in classroom sets of 30. The Ag Mag, a newspaper-style reader, features information about food waste in the U.S. and how it can be reduced or prevented. It also explores the science of decomposing food and [...]

  • Trans Pecos Aviation, the Cude’s ag aviation venture, offers wildlife counts, livestock gathering and predator control.

Ag aviation is new frontier for one Far West Texas family

May 22nd, 2019|

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor Warren Cude follows the zigzag path of several feral hogs on the run, sights in, aims and fires. The helicopter he’s firing from swoops and dives, pursuing the invasive hogs. This is no song and dance or a movie scene. It’s just another day of work for Warren and his [...]

  • The 124-page National Beef Quality Assurance manual addresses topics such as food safety, animal well-being, worker safety and environmental stewardship.

National Beef Quality Assurance manual released

May 22nd, 2019|

An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry. The manual and the BQA program are both managed by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the national beef checkoff. The 124-page manual addresses topics such as food safety, animal [...]

  • Macie Clugston, a Texas A&M University senior of Callisburg, joins Texas Farm Bureau’s Communications division as the summer intern.

Clugston joins TFB Communications division as intern

May 22nd, 2019|

Macie Clugston of Callisburg, Texas, joins Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) Communications division as the summer intern. Clugston will graduate from Texas A&M University in December with a bachelor of science in Agricultural Communications and Journalism. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school and continue her education in Agricultural Communications. While at Texas A&M University, [...]

  • Farming and ranching isn’t easy. But despite the long hours and stress, farmers and ranchers find time to be active in their communities, schools and with their family. And they endure the market swings each year. Those are just a few of the top 10 reasons to respect farmers and ranchers.

10 reasons to respect farmers, ranchers

May 21st, 2019|

  • Texas Animal Health Commission livestock inspectors discovered fever ticks on cattle originating from a Webb County premises during a routine voluntary inspection at a program dipping vat on April 23.

Fever ticks confirmed on Webb County premises

May 21st, 2019|

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) livestock inspectors discovered fever ticks on cattle originating from a Webb County premises during a routine voluntary inspection at a program dipping vat on April 23. The premises where the cattle originated has been placed under quarantine and all cattle on the premises have started treatment. “We are thankful for [...]