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

If you have cattle in low lying areas, particularly along river basins, please move your livestock to higher ground now! We have received reports of stranded cattle from the Texas Animal Health Commission, which leads Texas’ animal response efforts to natural disasters. Those cattle are along the Trinity River in Walker County, … Read More

Due to flooding in Central Texas, Thursday’s ranch gathering in Fredericksburg has been canceled. Some areas have received up to 12 inches of rain with more on the way, resulting in high water on roads and washed-out bridges. The safety of our members, friends, guests and neighbors is foremost, so … Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a State Disaster Declaration Tuesday for 18 Texas counties impacted by recent severe weather and flooding that has caused widespread property damage, and threatened loss of life. Counties included in the disaster declaration are Bastrop, Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Hood, Jim Wells, Kerr, Kimble, La Salle, Live … Read More

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated three Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Panola, Rusk and Zapata counties who suffered losses due to a recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. Producers in the contiguous counties of … Read More

Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to flooding, severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds that have struck the state since Friday, Oct. 5. The storm system has delivered widespread heavy rain and high winds across much of the state since then, … Read More

Governor Greg Abbott issued a State Disaster Declaration on Sept. 28 for Ellis, Sutton and Tarrant counties in North Texas due to impacts by severe weather and flooding. Read more…