Agriculture

Loans available for producers

Special to The News-Courier WASHINGTON—Producers in Coke, Concho, Stonewall, and Tom Green counties who suffered losses due to recent drought are eligible to apply for emergency loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency because of the drought. For more on this story, read The Knox County News-Couier  this week, or subscribe to…

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FSA ballots go out to producers

Special to The News-Courier WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began mailing ballots this week to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections. For more on this story, read The Knox County News-Couier  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The…

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Knox producers eligible for emergency support

Special to The News-Courier WASHINGTON— Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 15 Texas counties, including Knox, as primary natural disaster areas last week. 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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Interest rates drop for USDA loans

Special to The News-Courier ABILENE—The interest rate on USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Direct 502 loans will be dropping to 3% effective Nov. 1. 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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Producers can enroll in ARC, PLC programs

Special to The News-Courier WASHINGTON – Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. For more on this story, read The Knox County News-Couier  this week, or subscribe to the…

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Livestock guardian dog field day set

Special to The News-Courier MUNDAY—The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a livestock guardian dog field day from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 here at the Munday Events Center. For more on this story, read The Knox County News-Couier  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Knox…

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Almost harvest time

James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier—With fall-like temperatures appearing, this cotton field between Munday and Knox City showed a lot of white this week, meaning harvest time is nearing. For more, read The Knox County News-Courier  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Knox County News-Couier.

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Hemp conference set Nov. 5 in Wichita Falls

Special to The News-Courier VERNON – A Rolling Plains Industrial Hemp Conference will be held Nov. 5 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Sikes Lake Center at Midwestern State University at Wichita Falls. For more on this story, read The Knox County News-Couier  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online.…

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Kuehler wins USDA award

Special to The News-Courier KNOX CITY–When a person finds pleasure in the job they are doing, it’s not surprising they are recognized for the good work they perform. 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-Couier.

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Ranchers warned about scams

Special to The News-Courier FORT WORTH—Special rangers of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are warning cattle producers to take extra precautions amid a surge in scams targeting ranchers. 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…

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