Agriculture

Stock show Grand Champions recognized

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—Grand champions were recognized during the annual Knox County Junior Livestock Show here last Saturday at the Munday Event Center. Braylynn Myers claimed grand champion honors in the steers division along with reserve and junior showmanship honors. Chance Baty swept grand and reserve honors in the poultry division along with senior…

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Producers urged to enroll by March 15

Special to The News-courier— WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 15, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year. Although more than 200,000 producers have enrolled to date, FSA…

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Conservation partners host Jan. 23 meeting

Special to The News-Courier— HASKELL—The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Jones, Haskell and Knox County along with California Creek, Haskell and Wichita-Brazos Soil and Water Conservation Districts will host their FY21 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 here at the Haskell Civic Center. Farmers,…

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More farm land sold in 2019

Special to The News-Courier— OMAHA, NE—The land market in 2019 continued the plateau trend of the past several years during which the supply of agricultural land for sale on the market remained lower than average and prices for good quality cropland held mostly steady. Looking ahead to next year, will financial stress from lower commodity…

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It’s time for Knox Junior Stock Show

Special to The News-Courier— MUNDAY—The Knox County Junior Livestock Stock Show is scheduled here Friday and Saturday at the Munday Event Center. The annual event is a collaborative effort of the Knox County Junior Livestock Association, the FFA organizations at the county schools, the Knox County 4-H Club and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service…

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Grand champions recognized at KC

From The News-Courier staff— KNOX CITY—Grand champions were crowned at the Knox City Junior Livestock Show last Saturday. Emily Shaver took honors in goats while Ray Shaver took reserve honors. Emily and John Shaver claimed junior and senior showmanship awards for goats. Grayson Utley showed the champion in the sheep division and also claimed the…

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Texas settles SNAP lawsuit

Special to The News-Courier WASHINGTON, DC—The Texas Health and Human Services Commission agreed last month to pay $15,294,360 to the United States to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated the False Claims Act in its administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), “SNAP is an important program for helping families in need,” said Assistant…

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Knox Junior Stock Show adds livestock skillathon

Special to The News-Courier— MUNDAY—Youngsters are busy making final plans about their projects and animals and doing studying about the livestock industry for the Knox County Junior Livestock Stock Show and Project Fair, scheduled to be held here Jan. 17-18 at the Munday Event Center. The annual event is a collaborative effort of the Knox…

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Pet Talk

Handling medical emergencies It’s the time of year when a festive holiday spirit brings together friends and family in celebration; unfortunately, this happy time can also bring unintentional hazards to your pet’s environment. Luckily, with advance preparation, most risks can be mitigated to ensure that your pet’s holiday experience is as joyful as any human’s.…

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Seedlings orders now available

Special to The News-Courier ABILENE—Middle Clear Fork Soil & Water Conservation District is now taking orders for evergreen and hardwood seedlings. For more on this story, read The Knox County News-Couier  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Knox County News-Courier.

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