Category Archives: Agriculture News & Information

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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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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Johnnie Schroeder Retires After 46 Years With Blinn’s Agricultural Sciences Department

Much has changed since 1970, when Johnnie Schroeder came to Blinn College as an instructor. But his commitment to student success has remained a constant presence in the Agricultural Sciences Department. After teaching engines, welding, engineering, and wood construction for 46 years, Schroeder announced his retirement from full-time work in December.

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