September is National Preparedness Month, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is reminding Texans it has a variety of disaster and emergency preparedness and recovery information available. Read more…

The Horse and the University of California, Davis, Center for Equine Health have partnered to help protect you and your horses from natural disaster. Test your preparedness and learn potentially life-saving tricks with an interactive guide. Read more… 

Smoke does not only take a toll on humans. It can also affect pets, horses, livestock, and wildlife. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says if can see or feel the effects of smoke yourself, you also should take precautions to keep your animals – both pets and livestock – … Read More

Agricultural producers in Zavala County, Texas, who suffered losses and damages 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 Dimmit, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina and Uvalde in Texas are also eligible to apply for emergency loans. Additionally, … Read More

Agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through Nov. 16, 2018. The program, known as the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) was authorized by Congress earlier … Read More

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced on June 25 that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state’s request for disaster assistance for five counties impacted by wildfires that occurred April 11-20. The approval means federal funding is available to assist municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure … Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a State Disaster Declaration on June 21 for six Texas counties impacted by severe weather and flooding. Prior to Thursday’s declaration, the governor authorized the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions to aid in response efforts. Counties included in the … Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reopening the application period for two disaster assistance programs in response to statutory changes made by Congress … Read More

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government for six counties impacted by wildfires and severe weather that occurred April 11-20. If approved, the designation would deliver federal funding to assist municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal, and other eligible costs. The counties … Read More