Category Archives: Agriculture News & Information

“Dark Path Ahead”: Why American Farmers Dread The Trade War

While automakers – and their dealerships – are getting most of the headlines this week, the effects of the escalating trade war between Presidents Trump, Xi, and Putin are rippling across numerous US industries – directly, and indirectly. Makers of whiskey, cheese, auto parts and more are contending with the global tariff battle – but it is US farmers that appear to be suffering the most.

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2018 Austin County Soil And Water Conservation – Banquet of Champions

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Austin County Soil and Water Conservation District held their annual “Banquet of Champions” at the Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall. Awards were presented for the winners of this years poster and essay contest who showed this years theme, “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life!”

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Walk Across Texas Reports – Week 2

Bellville and Brazos are off and on the go!  This year Brazos ISD has joined the ranks to participate in Walk Across Texas by having 6 adult teams on the south end of the county!! At the end of the 2nd week, several classes are walking full steam ahead in their quest to Walk Across Texas.  To date, the participants and their families have walked 22,505 miles at the end of the 2nd week.  Everyone is cruising right along!

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Do Well Be Well With Diabetes and Fantastic Food with Flair!

Do you have type 2 diabetes?   Do you have questions that are unanswered or you just want the facts?  Would you like to learn how to manage your diabetes and prepare dishes using simple ingredients?  If so, please join the Austin County AgriLife Extension for Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes and Fantastic Food with Flair!

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Upcoming Public Meeting to Discuss Feral Hogs and Water Quality

The Mill Creek Watershed Partnership is pleased to announce Josh Helcel, Feral Hog Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be providing a Feral Hog presentation at the upcoming quarterly meeting. The public is invited to attend, we will learn about feral hog management and its impact on water quality.  During the meeting, we will also provide updates on current implementation efforts within the Mill Creek Watershed, including water quality testing. 

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What Is the Dairy Pride Act and What Legal Issues Could It Face?

The basic premise behind a bill (S. 130) pending before the United States Senate titled the “Defending Against Imitations and Replacements of Yogurt, Milk, and Cheese To Promote Regular Intake of Dairy Everyday Act” or abbreviated as the “DAIRY PRIDE Act.” is that “Only actual milk should be called milk in order to avoid misleading consumers.” “It should not be called milk because it is not milk.”

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