Source: USDA

Feeder steers and heifers sold $1 to $5 higher. Trade was moderate on good demand. Heavy rainfall to end the week was a … Read More

As of September 23, 2019
As Tropical Storm Imelda response efforts transition to recovery efforts, those affected are faced with a variety of challenges – down fences, stray livestock, animal disposal, etc. Please find animal/livestock recovery messaging below.

If cattle or livestock have strayed onto your property, call … Read More

Texas A&M Forest service responds
As torrential rainfall from Tropical Depression Imelda has led to life-threatening flooding, responders from Texas A&M Forest Service are supporting state incident operations and leading initial Incident Management Teams (IMT) in Southeast Texas. An eight-person Incident Planning Section is en route to the Beaumont Disaster District … Read More

Intense late-summer heat and acute short-term dryness led to a sharp increase in drought intensity and coverage across central portions of the region. Excessive heat (95-102°F) and pronounced short-term rainfall deficits (30-day rainfall totaling locally less than 10 percent of normal) heightened evapotranspiration rates and soil moisture losses, resulting in … Read More

With the probability of extensive rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda, Texans should take measures to prepare their houses, farms and ranches for what may come. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Disaster Education Network has a page for flooding resources.

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated five Oklahoma counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Comanche, Cotton, Jackson, Kiowa, and Tillman counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency … Read More

SPONSORED CONTENT The latest exclusive report for TSCRA members from the folks at Livestock Wx. Freeport has observed nearly 20” of rainfall from T.S. Imelda and moisture will continue to pushing north over the next week.

Source: https://today.agrilife.org/2019/09/17/texas-crop-and-weather-report-sept-17-2019/  

Texas wheat acres are being prepared and planted, and despite fewer acres, projections are … Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott has placed numerous resources on standby across the state and elevated the State Operations Center to level 3 (Increased Readiness) as severe weather approaches the Gulf Coast of Texas. The Texas Division of Emergency Management will be rostering four Texas A&M Task Force One Boat Squads in … Read More

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and property owners in Guadalupe and Gonzales Counties agreed to not drain four lakes held up by 90-year-old dams, on the condition that recreational use of the lakes is banned. Monday’s agreement is a 12-month temporary injunction to leave the lakes as they are while plans … Read More