Farm and Ranch
  • On May 8, 2015 the Fannin SWCD and the NRCS are sponsoring a Wildlife Seminar to be held at the Bois D’ Arc Creek Cowboy Church located at 3375 Hwy 121 south of Bonham. We need you to RSVP for the lunch by April 29 before 12pm. photo by Allen Rich
  • The Fannin County Extension Service will be hosting the 2015 Fannin County Wheat Field Day in Leonard on May 5, 2015 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this program.
  • Red meat production up 7 percent from last year
  • Results of sale Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 657 head sold. Sale April 30 with 50 brangus replacement quality heifers, average #700, 40 head 6/7/8 y/o pairs; 44 fancy Hereford cows bred to registered Angus bulls. Will sell Thursday, April 30.
  • Grain sorghum prices have producers considering planting more acreage to the crop this year. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Kay Ledbetter)
  • Cotton farmers can look for ways to cut input costs and boost their bottom line in light of low price projections prior to planting, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
  • The East Texas Timberland Owners Association (ETTOA) has scheduled its next membership meeting for Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Norbord OSB Plant, 500 Nexfor Blvd in Jefferson Texas. Norbord OSB offers the quality, value and solutions that meet the needs of today's market place. So, put on your walking shoes or boots (no heels or sandals) and get ready for an outstanding tour.
  • The Blackland Income Growth Conference coordinating committee (front row, left to right) Terry Coufal, Bell County, cotton; Kathy Swetland, McLennan County, family nutrition; Robin Liebe, McLennan County, Blackland Income Growth chairman; Mike Garrett, Falls County, forage. (Back Row, left to right) Ron Woolley, BIG coordinator, Stephenville; Gary Phillips, Bosque County, wildlife; Don Griffin, McLennan County, horse; Jason Embry, Limestone County, beef; Bob Carroll, Navarro County, rural land management; Louie McDaniel, McLennan County, horticulture; Steve Beakley, Ellis County, grain. Not pictured are Bill Foshea, BIG vice chairman and Justin Richard, BIG treasurer. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
  • Inspiring communities, envisioning the future for rural towns and building communities are among the goals of the Texas Rural Leadership Program conference set for May 19-21 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service officials said.
  • Nearly all of Texas continued to receive rain, with accumulations of 10 to 15 inches in some areas. (Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service)
  • As expected, water issues are coming to the forefront as the 84th session of the Texas Legislature progresses. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) leaders and staff have been tracking and weighing in on water related legislation to make sure landowners’ private property rights remain intact.
  • Results of sale Thursday, April 16, 2015 -752 head sold. Fifty brangus replacement quality heifers
    average #700 will sell Thursday April, 30!