Agriculture

USDA posts signup times

U.S. Department of Agriculture— COLLEGE STATION – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the 2021 signup periods for general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and CRP Grasslands offers last week. General signup for CRP will be open from Jan. 4, 2021 to Feb. 12, 2021; signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021 to…

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CFAP 2 deadline Dec. 11

U.S. Department of Agriculture— WASHINGTON–U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. “Producers…

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Pet Talk

Discourage cats from hunting rodents College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University— The image of a cat hunting mice is as classic as their love of milk and yarn or their dislike of water and dogs. While we may be familiar with this archetype, in practice, the hunting of rodents can expose…

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USDA posts signup times

U.S. Department of Agriculture— COLLEGE STATION – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the 2021 signup periods for general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and CRP Grasslands offers last week. General signup for CRP will be open from Jan. 4, 2021 to Feb. 12, 2021; signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021 to…

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Handle Thanksgiving food safely

U.S. Department of Agriculture— WASHINGTON— Americans will enjoy a delicious meal on Thanksgiving Day with family and friends – either in person or virtually. Taking the necessary steps toward safe food handling and sanitation will help protect you and your loved ones this year. To make sure your Thanksgiving meal is prepared safely, the U.S. Department…

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Benjamin second in Last Strike

Rolling Plains Technical School— ROCHESTER—Benjamin claimed second place in the team competition in the Last Strike Welding Contest held here last Monday at the Rolling Plains Technical School. Seymour took first place, Comanche third and Nocona fourth. Members of the Benjamin team were Nicolas Ham, Nicholas Stovall and Mario Silva while Dallas Willis was the…

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White wins skeet shoot

Special to The News-Courier— GOREE—Lyndon White emerged as the overall champion at the Munday Volunteer Fire Department skeet shoot held last month at the Big Country Skeet range near Goree, winning a shotgun. Robin Ritchie claimed the A division with Nathan Urbanczyk second while Chance Doty and Jimmy Urbanczyk led the B division, Kevin Brown…

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More than $7 billion paid in CFAP 2 program

From the USDA Farm Service— WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that in the first month of the application period, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) approved more than $7 billion in payments to producers in the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP 2 provides agricultural producers with financial…

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EPA approves dicambla products

From The Environment Protection Agency— BROOKLET, Ga.—U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that EPA is approving new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product. All three registrations include new control measures to ensure these products can be used effectively while protecting the environment, including…

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Trump Administration’s Interior supports $336 billion in economic activity, 1.9 million jobs

By Erika Archie/Public Information Officer Rural Development – USDA TEMPLE – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $72 million in grants to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. These investments will benefit more than 12 million rural residents. State…

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