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Turfgrass management program Thursday

The Texas Agrilife Extension Office - Milam County will hold a Turfgrass Management Program from 6 to 8 p.m. May 28 at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce. There is no charge for this program.

The focus of this educational program will be to assist homeowners in managing lawns and avoiding practices which can cause more harm than good.

Topics covered will be mowing, fertility, insect and disease management and control, irrigation and establishment of new sod.

Registration will begin at 5:45 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6.

For more information, call the office at 254-697-7045 or email jmgersbach@ag.tamu.edu.

Milam farmers eligible for emergency loans

Producers in Milam County were included among those in 170 Texas counties eligible to apply for low-interest emergency loans, according to the Secretary of Agriculture.

Local FSA contact is Kevin Humphrey, who may be contacted at 254-697-4949.

The Secretary of Agriculture on April 27 ruled that 70 counties were designated as a primiary natural disaster area due to severe drought, above-normal temperatures and associated wildfires.

Neighboring Lee County was among the initial 70 disaster counties. Included in the 100 contiguous counties, also eligible for the loans, were Milam, Bell, Burleson, Falls and Williamson counties.

Deadline for applications is Dec. 28 and FSA offices will consider each loan application on its own merits, taking into account the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.

See www.fsa.usda.gov/dcp or call Humphrey for more information.

Hutto to hold farmer's markets during June

The Keep Hutto Beautiful Commission will sponsor a Farmers Market each Saturday in June from 9 a.m. to 12-noon at the site of the old cotton gin, US 79 and Short Street.

There will be a featured speaker every week at 10 a.m. and this week will be Ed Myatt, a Williamson County Master Gardener, speaking on worm composting.

For more information, contact Patsy Bredahl at 512-642-6184.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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