Lamar County 4-H is gearing up for another year of education and safe, in-person activity for kids from 5-18, even as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 13 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas, including all Red River Valley counties.
U.S. Congressman Pat Fallon shared his love of country and basic beliefs as he introduced himself to Texas Farm Bureau District 5 directors and their guests at a meeting last week at The Fish Fry in Paris.
Local FFA chapters have already begun planning for the 2021-2022 academic year, following the graduation of award-winning officer teams and members. Advisors have worked with new officers to plan and launch next year’s programs.
The tractor business is booming as the region exits the rainy season and enters the height of summer. Cunningham Equipment Co. not only sells tractors, it also has advice as to the best types of equipment to suit local agricultural needs.
Lamar County is losing farm and ranch acres, but agriculture remains alive and well, said Jessica Humphrey, Lamar County’s Texas A&M Agrilife Extension agent.
DETROIT — For a second time, Detroit High School agriculture teacher Tracy Denny has been named 2021 Texas Rural Education Association Teacher of the Year and will compete in 2022 for National Rural Educator of the Year.
The recent deluge of rain has created some setbacks for farmers in the Red River Valley. “A lot of the crops have suffered from it,” according to local farmer Rex West.
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.