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The word fire can strike fear for farmers and ranchers. Whether it’s a large outbreaks of wildfires, in a barn, or just a brush pile—fire precaution can’t be stressed enough. Hay, straw and stockpiled forage are expensive and flammable as a self-combustible fire source and fuel for stray … Read More

In every ecosystem around the world there are potentially hundreds of living species that can be affected by a change in that ecosystem, whether it’s natural or man-made. What can be good for the survival of one species might have detrimental effects on another species, so a critical balance … Read More

Source: USDA NASS | July 22, 2019

Weather was mostly hot, dry and windy across the state. Most of the state received little to no precipitation. However, precipitation in areas … Read More

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Heat Index Forecast: Saturday Extremely
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Source: comptroller.texas.gov

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts’ Natural Resources Program has contracted with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) to conduct an ecosystem assessment in Matagorda Bay to inform the conservation of threatened and endangered species. The partnership will develop comprehensive economic and ecological … Read More

Source: US Drought Monitor

Maps released 7-18-19 | Data valid 7-16-19

This Week’s Drought Summary: Hurricane Barry made landfall in southern Louisiana on July 13, delivering locally heavy showers and … Read More

One of the most common calls Will Moseley, Noble Research Institute wildlife and fisheries consultant, gets during late summer regarding pond management is about a pond full of dead fish, and the owner wants to know what happened. People are worried the water has been poisoned and is unsafe. … Read More

Source: AgriLife TODAY | July 16, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry didn’t create major problems for Texans, but storm season is just getting underway, said the Texas State Climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station, said southeastern parts of the state received up to … Read More

Source: USDA NASS | July 16, 2019

Warm temperatures were experienced across the state throughout the week. Scattered thunderstorms brought hail and high winds to areas of the Plains and the Blacklands. Precipitation ranged from trace amounts to 3 inches, with isolated areas in … Read More