Livestock producers who have animal death losses due to the Texas floods can apply for federal aid, according to state agriculture officials. The Livestock Indemnity Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused … Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Texas State Executive Director Judith A. Canales, reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by flooding, high winds, and hail in Texas, that USDA has several programs which provide assistance before, during, and after disasters. … Read More

It is recommended that owners and producers record all pertinent information of natural disaster consequences, including:Producers are reminded to keep thorough records of all losses, including livestock death losses, as well as expenses for such things as feed purchases and extraordinary costs because of lost supplies and or … Read More

As farmers and ranchers across the Lone Star State deal with continuous rainfall and the aftermath of recent flooding, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has directed the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to work with the State Emergency Operations Center and Texas Animal Health Commission to closely monitor the rapidly changing … Read More

Recent heavy rains have prompted state and local officials to declare states of disaster across a large number of Texas counties. Local producers and animal owners recognize that whether they are in a disaster area or not, they have added management issues to deal with because of the saturated conditions, … Read More

Are you missing cattle or horses due to flooding? Provide the information to the local sheriff’s department in the county where the animals were initially located and the county where you believe they may have wandered. You may also call TSCRA at 800-242-7820 or send an email to … Read More

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday declared a state of disaster in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Coleman, Colorado, Erath, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, Kleberg, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Lubbock, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton Counties in … Read More

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday that residents and business owners in 5 Oklahoma counties may now receive disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a result of the tornadoes, severe storms, flooding and straight-line winds that occurred May 9 -13. The designation provides SBA low-interest disaster … Read More

This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has named May 15-21 National Hurricane Preparedness Week and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is taking this opportunity to remind Texans to protect their homes, businesses, farms and ranches.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has amended an executive order to declare a state of emergency for 10 additional counties due to ongoing wildfires and critical fire weather conditions. The executive order was amended to include the following counties: Alfalfa, Blaine, Creek, Dewey, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Logan, Major and Woodward. The governor last week issued an executive order … Read More