As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the daily lives of local residents, Lamar County 4-H is forging ahead, offering its members safe hands-on learning and opportunities to grow in leadership skills.
“We’ve got two floral design classes,” Chisum High School ag director Matt Preston said. “They are the ones propagating plants and starting others from seed.”
On land that’s been in the family for generations, Lynn Patterson, and his son, Kyle Patterson, specialize in Brangus cattle that can be found throughout the Red River Valley and beyond.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering farmers and ranchers technical and financial assistance to repair and replace certain damaged conservation practices.
President of the Detroit FFA chapter, district officer and in the running for area officer, 17-year-old junior Kaitlyn Cooper has already changed lives.
C&C Rentals, owned for the past 21 years by Brian Clemmer and Charles Crook, offers a wide variety of rental equipment, including tractors, combines, skid steers and more.
The meetings primarily cultivate a community of beekeepers, help “wannabee” beekeepers get started and provide educational lessons for all who attend.
By altering their usual educational programs to include online alternatives, Fannin County’s AgriLife Extension managed to reach more people than it has otherwise been able to help.
As the Texas Legislature convenes in Austin for its 2021 session, lobbyists for the Texas Farm Bureau will ensure that farms and ranches are not forgotten by lawmakers in the new session.
The food supply chain is still working to improve from the upheaval caused by COVID-19, but recovery and a new normal are getting closer and closer.
Texas grain producers are experiencing better market conditions this fall compared to where prices were mid-summer, thanks in large part to reduced U.S. corn yield estimates in the nation’s grain-producing states.
Producers sold over 5,000 head of cattle at the September Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization’s Sale held Wednesday at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission.
New owners at Paris Livestock Auction, 3320 Highway 82, east of Reno, are gearing up for the busiest time of the year.
According to information provided by John Yates, AgriLife Extension agent for Lamar County, the extension service in Lamar County has received a handful of inquiries from producers about the newly legalized crop of hemp.
Brady is commonly referred to as “The Heart of Texas” since it is the closest city to the center of the state. The Brady area has been, and continues to be, a large producer of agricultural products due to its rural landscapes.
Conservation practices are working to reduce runoff, improve soil quality and mitigate contaminants in small watersheds across the country, according to USDA’s scientific findings published in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas has announced financial assistance for multi-species cover crops through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for producers in the Panhandle and South Plains, Big Bend, and the Hill Country areas of the state who have experienc…
It’s a dog-eat-dog world, and no one knows that better than poultry and livestock. On any given day, predators are searching, sniffing, and in some cases even plotting and planning on ways to grab a quick snack or tasty meal.
To help lessen the odds of suffering losses, farmers and ranchers use a variety of security measures — electric fences, movement lights, and the use of animals that are either bred or trained for such purposes or are naturally territorial.
“There is a lot of information coming out of the AgriLife headquarters,” said Josh Yates, Extension agent-agriculture for Lamar County. Yates said the pandemic has made Extension agent’s jobs “more challenging,”
With spring around the corner, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory wants to prepare your horses for West Nile virus and Equine Encephalitis virus.