Tell us what you think! Take the 2012 Convention Weekend survey

We’d like to know what you thought of the 202 TSCRA Convention Weekend March 30 to April 1 in Fort Worth. Please take a few minutes to answer these questions. Your input will help us plan events that will help your business. We look forward to your comments. Read more…

Bill would prevent FSA closures

Rep. Leonard Boswell, D., Iowa, along with Rep. Rick Crawford, R., Ark., introduced legislation that would prevent the Department of Agriculture from closing any Farm Service Agency offices until the completion of proper county workload assessments. The bill, called the “Farm Service Accountability Act,” would prohibit the closure or relocation of offices with a high workload volume. Read more…

HPWD launches online water meter reporting site

Commercial installers and water well owners and operators may now use an online site to report new water meter installations within the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1. Users can also create a user account, plot the location of the meter or alternative measuring method on National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) aerial images and update information about meter installation. Read more…

Invasive plant threatens bluebonnets

An uninvited guest is quietly crowding out native Texas wildflowers — including bluebonnets — in pastures and roadsides across Texas, and one invasive plant expert is trying to sound the alarm. Mediterranean Mustard, more commonly known as bastard cabbage, can be hard to kill and spreads easily, two reasons Damon Waitt says the plant should be in the top 10 of invasive species we really need to be thinking about. Read more…

Texas crop, weather, April 3, 2012

Rain continued to push back the Texas drought, with most of the northeastern, central, southeastern and eastern parts of the state either out of the drought or merely abnormally dry. But as much as 67 percent of the state remained under one stage of drought or another. All of the state remained unseasonably warm. Read more…