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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Report for the Week of November 19 - 25

Summary
Portions of East Texas, South Texas, and the Lower Valley experienced scattered showers last week with some areas recording up to one inch of rainfall. Most other areas of the state remained dry.

Small Grains
Winter wheat seeding was starting to wind down in most areas and oats seeding ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Report for the week of November 12 - 18

Summary
Dry weather conditions prevailed across much of the state last week. Portions of East and South Texas and the Trans-Pecos received scattered showers with isolated areas receiving up to 1.5 inches. Other areas received little or no precipitation.

Small Grains
Seeding of winter wheat continued throughout the state last ... click for more

 

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Texas Cattle on Feed Report

November 16

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.67 million head on November 1, 2012, down 11 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was down slightly from ... click for more

 

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Formation of a Prescribed Burn Association

An effort is underway to form a prescribed burn association (PBA) in the Southern Rolling Plains of Texas.  This PBA will be modeled after other existing PBAs in Texas (see http://pbatexas.org), but will be tailored to the unique local needs of the communities that it will serve.  The intent ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Weekly Summary for October 5 - 11

Summary
Northern and Eastern portions of the state received rainfall last week with parts of Northeast Texas recording up to two inches for the week. Other areas experienced scattered showers. Most areas of Central and West Texas received little or no precipitation.

Small Grains
Winter wheat and oats seeding progressed ... click for more

 

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FSA County Committee Voting Begins for LAA #2

Ballots for this year’s county committee election will be mailed to eligible voters on Nov. 5, 2012. Voters must complete their ballots and return them to the Farm Service Agency county office by the close of business on Dec. 3, 2012. If mailed, ballots must be postmarked by midnight Dec. ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Weekly Summary for Oct 29 - Nov 4

Summary:
Some areas of Texas received rainfall last week, while others remained dry. Central and southeastern portions of the state recorded up to 1.5 inches for the week. Other areas experienced scattered showers, with large portions of the Plains, North Texas, and South Texas receiving little or no precipitation.

Small ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Report for the week of October 22 - 28

Summary
Precipitation fell across much of the eastern half of the state last week. Portions of Southeast Texas received up to two inches, while other areas observed only scattered showers. Large parts of West Texas and the Panhandle, however, remained dry.

Small Grains
Winter wheat and oats seeding continued in ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Weekly Summary for October 15 - 21

Summary
Much of the state received rainfall last week. Large portions of Southeast Texas and the Upper Coast recorded up to one inch of precipitation for the week while other areas observed scattered showers.

Small Grains
Winter wheat and oats seeding was in full swing around the state. Some    ... click for more

 

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Texas Cattle on Feed Report

October 19

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.68 million head on October 1, 2012, down 9 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was up 2 percent ... click for more

 

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USDA Announces Disaster Assistance Sign-up for 2011 Crop Losses

Garza-Borden County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Victor Ashley today announced that producers can enroll in the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program for 2011 crop year losses beginning Oct. 22, 2012. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, SURE authorizes assistance to farmers and ranchers who suffered crop losses ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Weekly Summary for October 8 - 14

Summary
Many areas of Texas received precipitation last week. Portions of East and Central Texas recorded three inches or more for the week. Parts of West Texas, South Texas, and the Low Plains received little or no rainfall while most other areas observed scattered showers.

Small Grains
Recently seeded winter ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Weekly Summary for October 1 - 7

Summary
Much of the state received rainfall last week. Portions of East and South Texas recorded four inches or more for the week, while most other areas observed scattered showers.

Small Grains
Winter wheat and oats seeding continued across the state. Rainfall helped the germination and emergence of recently seeded ... click for more

 

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FSA Prepares to Issue CRP and DCP Payments

(POST, TEXAS) – October 2, 2012 – Garza-Borden County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Victor Ashley announced that FSA will issue Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) payments during the first few weeks of October.

"FSA will issue the payments timely as long as ... click for more

 

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Extension Office Presents Cow/Calf Seminar

Oct 10 @ Post Community Center Youth Room

The Garza County Agrilife Extension office will be presenting a cow/calf seminar on Wednesday October 10th.  The event will be help at the Post Community Center Youth Room and cost is only $10 per person.  The planned schedule is as follows:

9:00 a.m. - Climatology update
9:30 a.m. - Range ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Weekly Summary for September 24 - 30

Summary
Most parts of the state received rainfall last week. Portions of East and West Texas recorded six inches or more for the week, while most other areas experienced scattered showers.

Small Grains
Winter wheat and oats seeding was in full swing around the state with an increase in ... click for more

 

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Webinars Available on Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Claims Process

USDA is hosting two (internet-based virtual meeting) webinars in October to discuss Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) program updates as well as the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Claims Process.
 
The claims period opened September 24, 2012 and closes ... click for more

 

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Texas Pig Inventory Up

Quarterly Hog and Pig Report

This report contains the results from the September 2012 Hog and Pig Survey. Completed surveys from a national sample of about 8,000 hog producers provided the foundation for these official estimates.

Results from the next quarterly survey will be made available December 28, 2012.
Texas Inventory: The September ... click for more

 

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Agrilife Extension Service and Related Agencies Change Name

Effective September 1, 2012, the agencies of the Texas A&M University System formally add “A&M” into their names. This effort, approved by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents, aligns the names of System entities across Texas. This unified branding capitalizes on the close ties to the College of Agriculture ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Weekly Summary for September 10 - 16

Summary
Most areas of the state received rainfall last week. Portions of North, East, and Central Texas recorded three to five inches for the week while other areas observed scattered showers. Parts of the Trans-Pecos, the Blacklands, and South Texas received only trace amounts of precipitation.

Small Grains
Winter wheat ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Weekly Summary for September 3 – 9

Summary
Areas of South Texas, the Trans-Pecos, and the Plains received up to two inches of rainfall last week. Other areas    received scattered showers, with large portions of Central and East Texas recording no measurable precipitation.

Small Grains
Winter wheat and oats planting was underway in areas with adequate moisture. ... click for more

 

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Cash Mob Returns to Main Street

Chamber sponsors sales event

The Post Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting another Cash Mob to remind shoppers to “shop at home”.  Join the fun on Thursday, September 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in downtown Post.

We have cash prizes in $20 and $25 increments thanks to Xcel Energy and the ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Week of Aug 27 – Sep 2

Summary
Scattered showers were received in Central, South, and East Texas. The coastal area received as much as three inches for the week. Large portions of the Plains and the Trans-Pecos received no measurable precipitation.

Small Grains
Ground preparation continued for fall wheat and oats seeding. Producers were busy plowing ... click for more

 

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USDA Reminds Producers of Sep 4th Sales Closing Date for Noninsurable Crops

(POST, TEXAS) – August 28, 2012 – Garza-Borden County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Victor Ashley reminds producers that they have until Tuesday, September 4, 2012, to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The sales closing date is actually September 1, 2012, but producers ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Report for the week of August 20 - 26

Summary
Scattered showers were received around the state last week. Areas of North Texas and the Low Plains saw the greatest amount of rainfall, with some areas recording as much as four inches for the week. Portions of South and Central Texas received little or no precipitation.

Small Grains
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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Weekly Summary For August 13 – 19

Summary
Much of the state received rainfall last week. Portions of Northeast Texas recorded four inches or more for the week while most other areas received scattered showers.

Small Grains
Wheat and oat producers continued to cultivate fields in preparation for fall seeding. Rainfall in some areas helped to soften ... click for more

 

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Texas Cattle on Feed Report

Aug 17

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.65 million head on August 1, down 6 percent from a year ago. According to the monthly report released by the Texas Field Office, the estimate was down 1 percent from ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Report for the Week of Aug 6 -12

Summary
Portions of North Texas, the Northern Plains, and the Edwards Plateau received 1 inch of rain last week with isolated areas reporting up to 2 inches. Most other areas of the state received scattered showers.

Small Grains
In the High Plains, small grain farmers were applying manure in preparation ... click for more

 

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Brazos Steakhouse Opens in Post

The Post Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cuttting recently to commemorate the Grand Opening of the Brazos River Steakhouse, 206 E. Main St. in Post.  According to Jesse Hernandez, General Manager of the restaurant, the menu offers pasta, seafood, sandwiches, salads and, of course, steaks with prices beginning ... click for more

 

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Texas Crop Progress and Condition

Weekly Summary For July 30 – August 5

Summary: Portions of South and Coastal Texas and the Panhandle received scattered showers last week with some areas recording up to 1.5 inches. Most other areas of the state received little to no precipitation during the week.

Small Grains: Producers awaited rain and cooler temperatures as small grain seeding preparations ... click for more

 

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