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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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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Blinn Livestock Judging Team Earns Reserve Champion Honors at Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

The Blinn College livestock judging team was named reserve champion at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Blinn’s Agricultural Sciences Program is one of the largest in the nation with almost 800 students enrolled – roughly four times the size of any other two-year agricultural program in the state.

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The Ag Paradox: Farm Incomes And Equipment Purchases Tank While John Deere’s Stock Soars

Last week the U.S Department of Agriculture’s latest biannual report of farm incomes painted a very bleak picture for the American farmer. In its first forecast for 2017, the USDA saw real farm cash receipts down 14% versus 2015 and 36% from the previous high set in 2012 as farm debt continued to soar and leverage surged to all-time highs.

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