Source: ForageFax by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension | Jan. 24, 2020

If you have not done so for this year, please consider obtaining a soil test now.  There is not much that can be done regarding the high cost of fertilizer, but there is … Read More

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Livestock Wx for Jan. 24, 2020: Drought … Read More


Map released Jan. 23, 2020 | Data valid Jan. 21, 2020
This Week’s Drought Summary
Pacific weather systems migrated across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) in a fairly westerly jet stream flow during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. East of the Rockies, they tapped Gulf of Mexico … Read More

The Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership is coordinating a septic system repair and replacement program for residents in the Attoyac Bayou watershed to help improve and protect water quality. Funding is available to homeowners to repair or replace septic systems within the watershed, with up to 100% of funding to repair … Read More

Source: NRCS

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas is taking applications through Feb. 15, 2020, for floodplain easements through the Emergency Watershed Protection Floodplain Easement Program (EWPP-FPE). The program’s focus is to provide landowners with another option for frequently flooded properties such as agricultural fields, forested land, fallow … Read More

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Jan. 17, 2020: Latest Temperature and Precipitation Outlooks for February-March-April

Precipitation Outlook

The outlook for precipitation during the FMA timeframe shows enhanced odds of below … Read More


This Week’s Drought Summary: Warmer than normal temperatures were common this week over the eastern half of the continental U.S., while temperatures were primarily near normal over the western half, with a few exceptions. Moderate to heavy precipitation was common this week along and east … Read More

Governor Greg Abbott has extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Read the full declaration at>>

In parts of Texas experiencing severe droughts, some ranchers are finding there is practically no grass left for cattle to graze on.

The Texas Comptroller’s Natural Resources program has contracted with the University of Houston – Clear Lake (UHCL) to conduct range-wide surveys in East Texas for the western chicken turtle. The partnership will inform an upcoming Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing decision for the species and develop information that local resource … Read More