Source: USDA | Feb. 17, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms that USDA has programs that provide assistance. USDA staff … Read More

Re-warming methods for severely cold-stressed newborn calvesBy Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension animal scientist

The extreme cold and snowy weather has arrived at a very unfortunate time for spring calving cow herds. Cows and heifers are beginning the calving season and some newborn … Read More

Winter is here! Some grazers may still be utilizing stockpiled forages but many may have transitioned to feeding hay, baleage, or silage. Hopefully you know the quality of your forage and the needs of the livestock that will be consuming it. Maybe you have even planned for supplemental energy … Read More

Panhandle wheat at critical phase amid drought

Source: AgriLife Today | Feb. 9, 2021

Texas wheat acres in the Panhandle are at a crossroads due to drought.

Timely rains could allow the crop to … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | Jan. 19, 2021

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated Mills County, Texas, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture … Read More

Snow fell across different parts of Texas last week. But it didn’t do much to help drought conditions in the South Plains region. After a dry 2020, farmers and other agriculturists hope for more precipitation this year. Read and listen to the full story at … Read More

It was an extraordinary year for weather and climate events in the U.S.: The nation endured an unprecedented 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020. A record number of named tropical storms formed in the Atlantic, with a record 12 making landfall. The nation also had its most active wildfire year … Read More

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | Jan. 7, 2020

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated six Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in who suffered losses caused by recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture … Read More

Source: USDA FSA | Jan. 5, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program will begin Jan. 6, 2021. Funded by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, this new … Read More