Winter storms and cold weather can impact animal health as well as human health. Winter storms can be stressful to livestock. Wind chills and prolonged cold increases their need for shelter, food and water. Prepare now to protect your livestock and pets during winter storms. The Texas Animal Health Commission … Read More

Many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Jan. 17, 18 and 22, during normal business hours. The offices will … Read More

Landowners in the high plains region of Texas who construct vegetative fuel breaks on their property may be eligible for reimbursement. Through Feb. 15, 2019, Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications that could result in reimbursement to eligible recipients of up to $2,500 for the cost of trees, weed … Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for 12 counties due to severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds that occurred Friday, Nov. 30. The counties included in the governor’s declaration are Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, Haskell, Johnston, Latimer, Le Flore, Muskogee, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Sequoyah, and Tulsa.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated two Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Duval and Jim Wells counties who suffered losses caused by excessive moisture and flooding that occurred from June 19 through June 21, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service … Read More

In many parts of Texas, severe winter weather can threaten the safety of you and your property. Blizzards, heavy snow, freezing rain, ice, and freezing temperatures occasionally can all affect Texas. Winter storms are known as deceptive killers because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. With a little … Read More

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Texas State Executive Director Gary Six and Oklahoma State Executive Director Scott Biggs reminds producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, … Read More

With the early voting period beginning on Monday, Oct. 22, Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos has announced he is working closely with Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, county elections administrators, party officials, and elected officials in each of the Central Texas counties impacted by recent severe weather to ensure all registered Texas … Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by flooding in Texas. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings and flash flood watches throughout portions of central and northern Texas. These areas are expected … Read More