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  • Mother Earth
  • Mother Earth
  • Mother Earth

Farmers continue food conversations at Mother Earth fair

February 19th, 2018|

By Julie Tomascik Editor When it comes to food, there’s plenty of fights. From farming practices to the crops grown, consumers have questions. And farmers want to answer them. That’s why Bell County farmers participated in the Mother Earth News Fair in Belton over the weekend. It’s their second time to attend the event. “We [...]

  • FFA week

National FFA week approaches

February 16th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter More than half-a-million FFA students and alumni nationwide will celebrate FFA and the impact it, and agriculture, have on our lives next week. National FFA Week officially kicks-off Saturday, Feb. 17, and runs through Feb. 24. “There's not necessarily a theme for National FFA Week, but it’s something that a [...]

  • infrastructure

Trump releases infrastructure plan, focuses on rural America

February 16th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist President Donald J. Trump released his infrastructure plan this week, highlighting the need to invest in rural America. The proposed plan Trump has announced, “Building a Stronger America,” is designed to restore deteriorating infrastructure and protect agriculture’s place as a world leader in production. “President Trump’s ‘Building a Stronger America’ [...]

  • early voting

Early voting for primaries begins Tuesday

February 16th, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter The fate of more than a dozen elected positions will be decided by Texas voters starting Tuesday. Early voting for the March 6 primary will run Tuesday, Feb. 20, through Friday, March 2. “This year, Texas is the first primary in the nation,” Sam Taylor, communications director for the Texas [...]

  • Texas Youth Cattle Conference

Texas Youth Cattle Conference set for June 18-21

February 15th, 2018|

The annual Texas Youth Cattle Conference has been set for June 18-21. The conference, hosted by the Texas Beef Council (TBC), is designed for youth who have a desire to expand their knowledge about the Texas beef industry. Attendees will explore the beef industry by focusing on beef’s role in the food industry, nutrition, beef [...]

  • veterinary

Apply for veterinary loan repayment program

February 15th, 2018|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has started accepting Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) applications for the eight Texas areas experiencing veterinary shortages. Applications may be submitted through March 16, 2018. The VMLRP is authorized by the National Veterinary Medical Services Act (NVMSA) and helps qualified veterinarians offset a significant portion of debt incurred [...]

  • Cotton Board

TFB members appointed to Cotton Board

February 14th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Several Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) members will serve on the Cotton Board in various capacities, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced this week the appointment of 13 members, 13 alternate members and one advisor to the board. Three TFB members were re-appointed [...]

  • giant salvinia

Giant salvinia infestation found at Lake Nacogdoches

February 14th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist A total of 30 acres of giant salvinia was found by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff at Lake Nacogdoches last week. TPWD inland fisheries staff found the invasive species in multiple locations across the lake. The TPWD Brookeland aquatic habitat enhancement (AHE) team lead John Findeisen said they [...]

  • pork exports

Pork exports record largest year in 2017

February 13th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist The largest year ever recorded in volume for U.S. pork exports was 2017, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. The United States exported product to more than 100 countries last year, totaling 5.399 billion pounds. That was up six percent from the previous year. Last year’s exports were valued [...]

  • Transform

Transform approved for cotton in Texas

February 13th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist A Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of Transform WG has been approved for Texas cotton to help control plant bugs. The emergency exemption goes into effect March 1 and will expire Oct. 31. “This is beneficial for cotton growers in the state that need an additional tool to [...]