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Recent rains bring more than floods: Watch for snakes

Our recent abundance of rain has all sorts of critters looking for higher ground, including snakes. Health officials are reminding people to be extra vigilant this summer to avoid being bitten. Read more at The Fort Worth Star-Telegram via San Antonio Express-News…

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Think weed control now

Remove a pound of weeds from your pasture and in most cases you’ve just added a pound of forage. That’s the best argument for doing away with pasture weeds you’ll ever hear. Read more at DTN | Progressive Farmer…

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It's what's for dinner:  Beef and spinach breakfast sandwich

A great way to use leftover steak or roast. This recipe combines beef, egg and spinach on a thin sandwich roll. Read more at beefitswhatsfordinner.com…

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Flood zone lost and found livestock information

TSCRA’s Law Enforcement Department has developed an easy system to assist ranchers and landowners locate lost livestock or to help find the owners of found livestock displaced or killed by flooding. This resource is only available for the areas recently affected by flood and will not cover cases of theft or criminal activity. If you […]

Jun 03, 2015 Read more...

Does your ranch business use social media?

Please take a few minutes to help 2 Texas A&M University masters students by taking this survey on how you use social media in your ranching operation. Even if you don’t use social media, your input is valuable. All answers will be kept confidential. Thank you for your help. Take survey…

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Texas crop, weather, for June 3, 2015

Despite some yellowing from overly wet conditions, most of the corn in the Coastal Bend area will probably recover. But it’s difficult to make broad generalizations about the crop because earlier wet weather delayed planting and fields are in various stages of maturity, said Dr. Ronnie Schnell, AgriLife Extension state cropping systems specialist, College Station. Younger plants can be more severely affected by standing water, particularly if the plant’s growing point is submerged, he said. In these cases, there will likely be stand loss. More mature corn can tolerate saturated soils better.

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USDA offers farmers and ranchers immediate disaster assistance

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Judith A. Canales and Oklahoma FSA Executive Director Francie Tolle reminds farmers and ranchers of federal farm program benefits that may be available to help eligible producers recover from recent heavy rains and flooding.

Jun 02, 2015 Read more...

Texas attorney general warns flood victims about scammers

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton held a press conference on Wednesday, June 2 with officials from Hays County to raise awareness on the issue of scams and possible price gouging following disasters. He also visited several emergency and volunteer centers in San Marcos and Wimberley to survey the damage in wake of the floods that devastated the area.

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EPA proposes RFS targets

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, May 29, proposed what the agency called an “ambitious yet responsible” plan for volume requirements under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and for biomass-based diesel for 2017. The proposed targets are higher than a 2014 proposal for volume targets but remain lower the […]

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TDA Market Recap, June 1, 2015

For the week ending May 30, 2015, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices mostly steady, with instances of sales ranging from $3 lower to $4 higher per hundredweight (cwt). Texas weekly direct feeder cattle sales were steady to $4 higher. Wholesale beef values were higher, with Choice Grade losing $6.08 to close at $254.99 per cwt and Select Grade losing $5.37 to close at $243.83 per cwt. Net export sales for May 15-24 were up 11 percent from the previous week. Export shipments were down three percent from the previous week, and shipments primarily went to Japan, Mexico and South Korea.

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