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AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS

Rockdale FFA teams for veterinarian program

Rockdale FFA announced that Pfizer Animal Health will donate 1 percent of all product purchases on behalf of our veterinarian and supplier customers to the local Rockdale FFA chapter.

For purchases made f rom July 1 to Sept. 30, Pfizer will issue donations that w ill be distributed by qualifying veterinarians and suppliers to the FFA chapter.

"These donations can help provide the Rockdale FFA chapter with resources needed to meet the chapter's goals," said Rick Vaculin, FFA advisor. "This program will open the door for FFA students to engage local veterinarians and about careers in agriculture."

Emergency farm loans offered for April freeze

Producers whose crops were damaged by freezing temperatures last April 6-8 are eligible for emergency loans and applications are now being accepted at t he Farm Ser v ice Agenc y office in Marlin, said Terry Trevino, FSA director.

Milam and Falls Counties are two of many eligible for loans, which could cover up to 100 percent of actual losses, or provide an operating loan to continue the agricultural business.

For more information, call Trevino at 254-883-5577 or see http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.


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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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