Agriculture and Outdoor

Congrats Floydada Livestock

The Floydada Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Floydada Livestock in Floydada as their “November Business of the Month. Agriculture is a monumental part of the West Texas economy,” said Floydada Chamber Manager Kortney DeBock.  “We are thankful to have such a thriving sale barn in our community.”  Pictured is top row, l-r, Ed…

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Lubbock District Game Wardens Conducting Annual Mule Deer Saturation Patrol

Mule deer hunting season By J. Aaron Sims Lieutenant Game Warden Public Information Officer— LUBBOCK — Lubbock district game wardens will be dedicating extra patrol hours and state assets to the mule deer hunting season which occurs in southwestern panhandle counties from Nov. 21 -29. The west Texas mule deer hunting season attracts hunters from…

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NRCS Announces 2021 Deadlines for Conservation Assistance Funding

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— TEMPLE – The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas announced the first funding application deadline of Dec. 4 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). A second funding application deadline will be Feb. 12, 2021. Applications are taken year around for NRCS programs, but deadlines are announced to rank and…

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Online Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium held Dec. 1

By Kay Ledbetter/Texas A&M AgriLife— The Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium hosted annually by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will take place virtually on Dec. 1 even though the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show has been cancelled for this year. The workshop fee is $60 and can be paid online, along with event registration. Participants will…

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Texas Livestock Producers May Be Eligible for Drought Disaster Assistance

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— COLLEGE STATION – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds Texas ranchers and livestock producers that they may be eligible for financial assistance through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for 2020 grazing losses due to drought. The deadline to submit an application for 2020 LFP assistance…

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USDA announced signup periods for CRP

By U.S.DA 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 April 23,…

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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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Rodeo Insider

Cooper takes lead in the PRCA’s 2020 world all-around standings Trevor Brazile of Decatur secured a record 26th world title (multiple categories) on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit last weekend. Brazile, who is semiretired, clinched the 2020 PRCA steer roping world title at the Nov. 6-7 Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, Kansas,…

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