Farm and Ranch
  • Results of sale Thursday, September 18, 2014 -- 1569 head sold
  • Please join the Fannin Soil and Water Conservation District, the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative in Texas and the USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Resource Services for a native grass establishment tour beginning at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, September 25. Six different trials of native grass were planted in the fall of 2012 and you will be able to view the results of two years growth. The Fannin SWCD will furnish water for the morning and lunch at noon. Please RSVP by September 19 if you plan to have lunch.
  • On October 16 and 17, The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Collin County will be hosting the 2014 Collin County Open Commercial Heifer Show and Sale. The show and sale is open to producers who may be interested in participating from the North Texas area.
  • Forage and stocking management is one of several topics that will be discussed Sept. 25 as part of Rebuilding the Beef Herd program at Camp Cooley Ranch near Franklin. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
  • It is easy to see why wildflowers continue to grow more popular with each passing year and now the Fannin Soil & Water Conservation District is preparing to offer wildflower seeds for sale beginning Tuesday, September 2. photo by Allen Rich
  • Tropical rainfall in September in the Lower Rio Grande Valley interrupted the final phases of harvest of the area’s 145,000 acre cotton crop, accord ing to R od Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife Communications specialist, Weslaco. This field north of McAllen was harvested but not before rains kept the grower from stalk destruction, a state-mandated operation designed to prevent overwintering of boll weevils. (AgriLife Communications photo by Rod Santa Ana)
  • According to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Ben Eggleston, the suspect, Rusty Shane Munsell, 43, of Woodward, Okla., purchased four horses with a check from a closed account. Three of the four horses were recovered by Eggleston and returned to the rightful owners. Munsell is being held in custody on a $50,000 bond in Wheeler County.
  • Congressionally mandated payment reductions to take effect at beginning of new fiscal year
  • To enter the hay show, participants will need to bring their samples to the Derrell Hall Education Center at 2505 N. Center St. in Bonham by September 5, 2014. Samples will be delivered to the Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma for forage analysis. Classes offered for the hay show will include Legumes, Summer Annuals, Bermudagrass, Small Grains/Ryegrass/Winter Annuals, and Others.
  • Triticale is a cross between wheat and rye. It has longer awns than wheat traditionally does. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Kay Ledbetter)
  • As prices for calves continue to reach historic levels, beef cattle producers could see increased revenue by implementing cost-effective calf management practices, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)
  • Brady Surber, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research technician, measures the 7-year-old regrowth height of a mesquite tree. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Dr. Jim Ansley)