Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | Oct. 10, 2019

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated 15 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Baylor, Bell, Callahan, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jones, Knox, Milam, Nolan, Runnels, Shackelford, Taylor, Throckmorton, and Williamson counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may … Read More

A Presidential Disaster Declaration has been granted for six counties in the Gulf Coast region that sustained severe flooding that caused widespread damage. The declaration provides individual assistance for those in Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, and Orange counties, which includes up to $35,500 per household for damages sustained during … Read More

If you’re looking for hay or grazing or have hay or grazing to offer, you’ve got two resources to help you connect with other producers. The Texas Department of Agriculture’s Hay Hotline helps connect buyers and sellers of forage and grazing land. Listing is free, and you can search … Read More

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 … Read More

Source: AgriLife TODAY

Hay airdrop effort assists 4,500 head of stranded cattle in Texas

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Imelda, which affected several Southeast Texas counties with high winds and flooding, employees of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Cooperative Extension Program of Prairie View … Read More

USDA Designates 24 Texas Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated 24 Texas as primary natural disaster areas. Producers due to recent disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency … Read More

Private water well owners whose wells flooded during Tropical Depression Imelda should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, said Diane Boellstorff, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth … Read More

As of September 23, 2019
As Tropical Storm Imelda response efforts transition to recovery efforts, those affected are faced with a variety of challenges – down fences, stray livestock, animal disposal, etc. Please find animal/livestock recovery messaging below.

If cattle or livestock have strayed onto your property, call … Read More

Texas A&M Forest service responds
As torrential rainfall from Tropical Depression Imelda has led to life-threatening flooding, responders from Texas A&M Forest Service are supporting state incident operations and leading initial Incident Management Teams (IMT) in Southeast Texas. An eight-person Incident Planning Section is en route to the Beaumont Disaster District … Read More

With the probability of extensive rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda, Texans should take measures to prepare their houses, farms and ranches for what may come. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Disaster Education Network has a page for flooding resources.