Agriculture

Temple, Texas, March 30, 2021 — Farmers and ranchers have until April 2, 2021, to apply for assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in response to the winter storms that hit Texas in February. USDA NRCS is offering agricultural producers technical and financial...
For nearly two decades, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEA, has ranked Texas as the No. 1 exporter among U.S. states. ”Texas shipped $279.3 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2020,” said Luis Ribera, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, Bryan-...
WASHINGTON, February 5, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup period, which had previously been announced as ending on Feb. 12, 2021. USDA will continue to accept offers as it takes this opportunity for the incoming...
Gray County 4-H has a surplus of Durham’s pecans, nuts, and snack mixes that are on sale now at the Gray County Annex.  This is their annual fund raiser, and all proceeds go toward 4-H programs, projects, and activities for the following year.  Your support is always appreciated.  Please stop by...
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, Jan. 4, 2021 – Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program beginning today, Jan. 4, 2021, until Feb. 12, 2021. The competitive program, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA...
Average spot quotations were up 73 points from the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf 4, staple 34, mike 35-36 and 43-49, strength 27.0-28.9, and uniformity 81.0-81.9) in the...
The Top O’ Texas Swine Show was held over the weekend.  Here are the results: Swine Day 1 Results Champions Grand: Lainee Cook, Slaton, Cross Reserve: Gage Winters, Altus, Okla., Hamp 3rd Overall: Chris McGlaughlin 4th Overall: Britton LeCompte 5th Overall: Conner White Overall Breed Results Berk:...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were unchanged to 2 higher on grain sorghum; 2 to 3 cents higher on wheat; unchanged to 1 cent higher on corn. The September contract closed 0.25 cents higher on corn, and 2.25 cents higher on September on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to...
Texas peanut producers experienced a difficult 2020 growing season due to drought, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Emi Kimura, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension state peanut specialist, Vernon, said dry weather from April to September led to below-average yields as peanut...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market...

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