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

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.

Livestock losses across South Australia are in the thousands, and the figure is growing due to smoke and heat as a bushfire crisis deepens, Australia’s Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie said Friday. Mecardo agricultural analyst Matt Ballarat reported Jan. 3 that approximately 8.6 million head of sheep — 12% of … Read More

Governor Abbott has declared a state of disaster in Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Karnes, Kendall, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Williamson, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to drought conditions.  Click here to read the declaration…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster on Dec. 12, 2019, in Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Concho, Karnes, Kendall, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zapata, and Zavala counties because of drought. This declaration authorizes the use … Read More

On Nov. 27, 2019, Gov. Greg Abbott extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. This extension covers Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather, disease and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law.

LIP compensates livestock … Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott declared on Nov. 8, 2019, a threat of imminent disaster in 53 Texas counties due to exceptional drought conditions. Covered in the declaration are Bandera, Blanco, Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Crockett, Dimmit, Eastland, Edwards, Fisher, Frio, Glasscock, … Read More


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 19 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent weather events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

These natural disaster designations allow FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit … Read More