Farm and Ranch
  • New publication: Riparian Restoration on Farms and Ranches in Texas, is now available. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service)
  • The Fannin County Extension Office will be starting up a 4-H Club that will be specifically focused on horse education. This club will be open to youth within Fannin County who have any interest in horses. You do not have to own a horse to be involved in this 4-H club.
  • Results of sale Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 1011 head sold -- Lighter receipts due to rain
  • The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County and the Denton County Extension Agriculture Committee in conjunction with Cooke, Grayson, Collin and Fannin counties invite you to the North Texas Cattleman’s Conference on October 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Covenant Crossroads Church located at 8690 Liberty Road, Aubrey. Pre-registration is required by October 20 to receive lunch.
  • Though El Nino will likely be weaker than earlier predicted, this winter's weather is expected to be cloudy, rainy and cool, according to the Texas state climatologist (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Robert Burns)
  • Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. As part of this effort, USDA is raising the borrowing limit for the microloan program from $35,000 to $50,000; simplify the lending processes; updating required “farming experience” to include other valuable experiences; and expanding eligible business entities to reflect changes in the way family farms are owned and operated. The changes become effective Nov. 7.
  • A Texas woman was arrested Friday and charged with theft of Livestock after stealing one cow from a neighboring rancher in Panola County.
  • 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)
  • Grand Champion Heifer: Aaron Munger – Dodd City FFA
  • The fruit tree prices are $12 each, 6 for $60 or 9 for $80. Stella Cherry trees are $20 each or 3 for $50. Pecan trees are $25 each or 3 for $72. Blackberry bushes are 10 for $25 or 25 for $50.
  • Aquaponic systems include a circular pattern in which the water from a fish tank flows to a soilless plant growing container. Waste from the fish supplies nutrients to the plants which purifies the water before it returns to the fish tank.
  • At the higher supplementation rate of dried distillers’ grain, cattle gained an average of 2.53 pounds per head per day on Tifton 85 pastures. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Robert Burns)