Farm and Ranch
  • Vicente Fox, past president of Mexico, to be keynote speaker

  • Round bales of hay can be an expensive proposition when purchasing and storing, according to experts. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
  • Conditions are ideal for stripe rust in wheat. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
  • With spring quickly approaching, it's time to start gearing up for grass planting. While the weather cannot be controlled, there are a few things that can be done to increase the chances of a successful planting. (photo of native grass planting here in Fannin County)
  • As the industry begins to rebuild its herds following years of drought, genomic-enhanced EPDs can help cattlemen make more informed decisions, whether they have purebred or crossbred herds, said Dr. Joe Paschal, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock specialist at Corpus Christi.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are using molecular tools to find stronger, longer fibers in cotton for spinning and weaving. (Texas A&M Ag Communications photo by Dr. Wayne Smith)
  • Pork production up 1 percent from last year
  • North: Early in the week, the region had spring-like weather, with daytime temperatures in the 70s. A cool front passed through late Feb. 11, bringing as much as 1.5 inches of rain to some counties, while others remained dry. Wheat, oats and winter-annual pastures needed sunshine, dryer weather and more warm weather. Many farmers were able to get into fields to fertilize small grains and pastures. Most wheat was a little behind, but with milder weather and fertilization was expected to catch up. Hay supplies were still good, and ponds were in good shape too. Livestock were in good condition.
  • Registration for this clinic will be at the Derrell Hall Education Center, 2505 North Center Street in Bonham from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. February 21. We will then carpool at 8:30 a.m. to Jenkins Farms and return to the office at 12:00 p.m. The registration fee will be $15.00 and the clinic will be limited to 35 attendees. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the Fannin County Extension Office by calling 903-583-7453 or email
  • Results of sale Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 406 head. Customer Appreciation BBQ and
    Sale Thursday, March 5, 2015. Cattle Sale every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Sheep/Goat Sale 4th Saturday
  • Juniper have invaded former grasslands in Oklahoma. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Dr. Bradford Wilcox)
  • A single thistle plant can produce at least 4,000 seeds, which increases the chance for higher thistle populations in the pasture the following year, according to Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A� 38;M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist, Overton. Corriher-Olson will be a presenter at the East Texas Pasture Management Program set Feb. 20 at Overton. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson)