Category Archives: Agriculture News & Information

TPWD Graduates 23 Texas Game Wardens and State Park Police Officers

AUSTIN— After seven months of training, the 59th Texas game warden cadet class graduated today, with a new twist. This year marks the first time game wardens and state park police officers trained and graduated together in the same cadet class. Other Agriculture News & InformationAustin County Fair Scholarship Application Now OpenJan 18, 2021The Multi-County New Landowner Educational SeriesNov 3, […]

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Fire Ants Natural Enemy, The Phorid Fly, Has Come To Texas [VIDEO]

We all know how nasty Fire Ants can be.  But, what you may not know is that they are not natural to our area.  The first ants came to the United Sates in the 1930’s through the port of Mobile, Alabama; probably in soil used for ships’ ballasts  and have been spreading ever since. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Conservation Assistance Available for Bobwhite Quail Habitat Improvements through Initiative

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas will be working with partners on the recently announced 2015 NRCS Texas Bobwhite Quail Initiative, aimed at increasing the amount of high-quality native grassland and savannah habitats by at least 255,000 acres over a four year period for bobwhite quail, and related declining wildlife species. The initiative targets more than 60 Texas […]

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USDA to Issue Disaster Assistance to Help Honeybee, Livestock, and Farm-Raised Fish Producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency today announced that nearly 2,700 applicants will begin receiving disaster assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses experienced from Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Tx Supreme Court Holds Recreational Use Statute Does Not Apply to Spectators at Sporting Events

A question had arisen in Texas appellate courts over the last several years:  Would attending a sporting event as a spectator fall under the definition of “recreation” thereby allowing the defendant to raise the Recreational Use Statute as a defense? Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Applications for Conservation Programs Being Accepted at Austin County Service Center

LOCATION, Date, 2015, – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist Brad Kieschnick announces applications for funding opportunities with the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) are currently being accepted at the NRCS offices located at 520 South Front Street in Bellville.  Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Earthworms Are Good for More Than Bait

Why should we care about earthworms?  Most folks think about earthworms when they are heading to a stock tank to go fishing, and need some bait.  Well maybe we should think again, because the earthworm is responsible for a lot of things that help keep our soil healthy enough to grow plants and provide food. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Important ARC/PLC Program Deadlines Approaching

Producers are reminded that the deadline to update yield history and/or reallocate base acres is Feb. 27, 2015. Farm owners and producers can choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) through March 31, 2015. The new programs, designed to help producers better manage risk, usher in one of the […]

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