Farm and Ranch
  • Results of sale Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 858 head
  • This program will feature Wildlife and Fisheries Specialist, Dr. Billy Higginbotham who has been at the front end of Feral Hog Research for years. Topics at this program will address the biology of feral hogs, how they affect wildlife, and control methods.
  • Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.40 billion pounds in December, up 3 percent from the 4.27 billion pounds produced in December 2015.
  • The Four States Agricultural Exposition is scheduled from 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 E. 50th St. in Texarkana, Arkansas. The expo is free, open to the public and includes lunch.
  • The Fannin County Extension Service will be hosting a Soil Testing Seminar that will take place on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Derrell Hall Education Center, 2505 N. Center St. in Bonham. This program will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and is free to attend.
  • The County Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Fannin County, Scott Tiemann, announced today that ranchers and livestock producers may be eligible for assistance from the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for grazing losses incurred in 2016.
  • Those who are nuts about growing pecans have an opportunity to learn in–depth production techniques at the 2017 Texas Pecan Short Course Jan. 23-26, according to Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in College Station.
  • If you are interested in participating, please call (903-583-7453) or come by the Fannin County Extension Office (2505 N. Center St., Bonham, TX 75418) to pick up an application for the training. Completed applications must be returned to the Extension office on or before Thursday, January 12.
  • Are you ready for the ride of a lifetime? The excitement and action of any of our rodeo performances await your arrival. Choose from 30 PRCA and 6 specialty rodeo performances, including the Best of the West Ranch Rodeo, Best of Mexico Celebración, Cowboys of Color Rodeo, Bulls’ Night Out and World’s Original Indoor Rodeo®. Each performance offers spectators a unique opportunity to watch the toughest cowboys and cowgirls from all over the nation compete for the respective event titles.
  • Helping dairy, beef and other producers protect working grasslands in 43 states
  • Results of sale Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 1,864 head
  • Two Hopkins County suspects were arrested Jan. 2 and charged with burglary after stealing at least 13 saddles from victims in Leon, Hopkins, Titus, Taylor and Lubbock counties.