Farm and Ranch
  • Adult competing Mustang geldings will be available for public adoption on Saturday, September 12, at 12 p.m. through a competitive bid adoption. Dozens of untrained will also be available for a flat fee of $125 to qualified applicants. Visit the BLM booth anytime during the event to apply.
  • High Plains wheat producers who are normally ready to put seed in the ground might want to hold off this year, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists in Amarillo. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Kay Ledbetter)
  • The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service of Fannin County will offer the 2015 North Texas Hay Show this year on October 2, 2014. The Hay Show this year will be offered in conjunction with the North Texas Cattleman's Conference.
  • The dangers of working in grain bins hit home to Northeast Texas residents on March 4 when 32-year-old Paul Chelius suffocated in a bin of soybeans, said Mike Morrow, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Lamar County.
  • While we have cancelled the bale hauling and decoration, we have not cancelled the "do it yourself" 2015 Fannin County Bale Trail. If you have the ability to procure, place and decorate a hay bale, we encourage you to do so. If you register your bale, the Bonham Chamber will provide a map so people can find your bale and a small sign that explains the purpose of the bales. Please display this sign near your bale. In addition, you may also make your own sign that "names" or describes your bale.
  • Sesame seeds fill pods from the mature plants. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Kay Ledbetter)
  • Data must be gathered from Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeding plots across the state. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Kay Ledbetter)
  • United States and Canadian cattle inventory up 2 percent
  • The recent Head of the River Ranch fire, attributed to a lightning strike, devours forage near Christoval. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Morgan Russell)
  • Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that starting July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. Harden made the announcement while visiting Wolfe’s Neck Farm and dairy school in Freeport, Maine.
  • Beef producers can get free training to help them become more competitive in the industry by attending a Texas Beef Quality Producer (TBQP) program Aug. 29 at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Fish kills in farm ponds and lakes can be caused by many factors, but the most common during summer is weather related, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns)