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  • trade mitigation

USDA announces final round of trade mitigation payments

December 19th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist The second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from retaliatory tariffs was announced Dec. 17. This action allows farmers of certain crops to be eligible to receive Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for the second half of their 2018 production. “The president reaffirmed his [...]

  • Cotton Board

TFB members re-appointed to Cotton Board

December 19th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Two Texas Farm Bureau members were among those appointed to the Cotton Board earlier this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the names of the re-appointed members of the board, as well as re-appointed and newly appointed alternate members, in November. The Cotton Board serves as the administrative [...]

  • ag economy

Uncertainty looms for ag economy in 2019

December 18th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Increased livestock and crop yields, coupled with trade negotiations for major markets, means the ag economy is facing mixed signals heading into 2019. This year has proven to be a difficult one for farmers and ranchers, John Newton, chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), said. And record [...]

  • farm conversations

North Texas farmers, ranchers recognized for advocacy

December 18th, 2018|

Consumers are hungry for information when it comes to food, and several North Texas county Farm Bureaus helped satisfy that appetite. Their efforts earned farmers and ranchers from multiple counties recognition from Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The multi-County Farm Bureau (CFB) partnership of Archer, Baylor, Clay, Montague and [...]

  • food conversations

Bell CFB recognized for continuing food conversations

December 18th, 2018|

An effort to engage with consumers about where their food comes from earned farmers and ranchers in Bell County recognition from Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Bell County Farm Bureau (CFB) was one of four county Farm Bureaus to be recognized by TFB. They’re one of 24 CFBs nationwide [...]

  • Member Benefits

Save with new Farm Bureau member benefits

December 17th, 2018|

On the road, in the tractor or in the office, Texas Farm Bureau prides itself on being there for you. Agriculture is a risky business, and there are challenges you can’t control. But you still have decisions to make—ones that impact your family and the farm. This year, we launched five new member benefits and [...]

  • breakfast on the farm

Nacogdoches CFB recognized for Breakfast on the Farm event

December 17th, 2018|

Efforts to showcase local agricultural goods to area families earned farmers and ranchers in Nacogdoches County recognition from Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau (CFB) was one of four county Farm Bureaus to be recognized by TFB. They’re one of 24 CFBs nationwide to receive a [...]

  • Cherokee

Cherokee CFB recognized for Farm to Table event

December 17th, 2018|

An event to highlight local agriculture to area leaders and organizations was recognized by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Cherokee County Farm Bureau (CFB) was one of four county Farm Bureaus to be recognized by TFB. They’re one of 24 CFBs nationwide to receive a County Activities of Excellence [...]

  • rural broadband

USDA raises standard for rural broadband projects

December 14th, 2018|

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply for funding through USDA’s new ReConnect Program to connect rural areas that currently have insufficient broadband [...]

  • peanut

Two Texans elected to USDA peanut board

December 14th, 2018|

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor Texas is the second-largest peanut-growing state in the nation, and two Texans were recently appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Peanut Standards Board. Donley County farmer Michael Newhouse and Texas Peanut Producer Board (TPBB) Executive Director Shelly Nutt will [...]