Agriculture and Outdoor

TPWD Reminds Hunters about Proper Deer Carcass Disposal

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds hunters throughout the state to properly dispose of carcasses from harvested deer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in deer. For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright…

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It’s time to plant your wildflowers

Photo by Ed Rhodes—American Basket-Flower, Centaurea americana. Texas wildflower lovers should know that now is the time to plant their favorite varieties for blooms in spring, said Joseph Johnson, program manager for The Gardens at Texas A&M University. … For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the…

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Floydada “Pumpkin Capital, USA” presents the 32nd Annual Punkin’ Days

By Kortney DeBock and Yelena Serrato/Special for The Hesperian-Beacon— Officially coined “Punkin’ Days,” this annual celebration in Floydada honors one of the area’s most unique crops: the pumpkin. For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

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USDA DETAILS DISASTER AID PACKAGE FOR 2018/2019

Special to the Hesperian-Beacon— WASHINGTON, D.C. – The USDA has announced a new disaster aid program to help producers offset losses from hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters. … For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

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Urge Congress to support Broadband Data Improvement Act

Special to the Hesperian-Beacon TEXAS – Farmers and ranchers have an opportunity to show lawmakers the importance of accurate rural broadband maps. The bipartisan Broadband Data Improvement Act would improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps and better direct federal funds for broadband buildout. For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this…

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Online private-land stewardship lessons available

Special to the Hesperian-Beacon— Private land stewardship is vital to Texas working lands, which account for nearly 83 percent of the state’s total acreage. … For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

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Texas Hunting and Fishing Licenses can be purchased online now

Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— Outdoor enthusiasts in Texas purchase more than 2.4 million hunting and fishing licenses annually. … For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

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Soil and Water Conservation District Poster ResultsJeff

                By Deon Fincher The Hesperian-Beacon FLOYDADA – The Floyd County Soil and Water Conservation District hosted a poster contest for the 3rd and 6th grade classes. … For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright…

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USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup

Extensions also available to Many Expiring Contracts… WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the continuous… For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

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Mexican and Canadian Ag tariffs lifted

Special to the Hesperian-Beacon… “Texas Farm Bureau is encouraged by the news that the Trump administration has reached an agreement to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexican and Canadian… For more on this story, read The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon  this week, or subscribe to the pdf version online. ©Copyright 2019 The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon.

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