Emergency farm loan applications being accepted at FSA office
Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by drought, above-normal temperatures and associated wildfires are being accepted at the Farm Ser v ice Agency (FSA) office located in Marlin, Terri K. Trevino said. Full Story
Ugly or not, turkey vultures good neighbors
The Cherokee Nation called the Turkey Vulture the “peace eagle,” because it looks like an eagle from a distance, but does not kill. Their scientific name, cathartes aura, means “pacifier” or “cleanser.” Full Story
Milam 4-H consumer team tops in nation
DENVER, COLORADO—The Milam County Consumer Decision Making team traveled to Denver, Colorado to compete in the Western National Roundup.
Their first place at Texas 4-H Roundup in June gave them the opportunity to advance to the national competition held Jan. 9 in Denver. Full Story
Milano Livestock Exchange gets new manager, holds cow-calf clinic
MILANO—Ronald and Steven Lastovica will mark 25 years at Milano Livestock Exchange this May. And the brothers have brought some “new blood” into the operation, someone with plenty of local connections.
Ronald Lastovica introduced Gregg Moore, new general manager, to the crowd of 200 at Friday’s Cow-Calf Clinic. Full Story
Upcoming opportunities for CEU training, tests
Producers who have private applicator licenses may soon receive renewal notices. If you have not received all of your Continuing Education Units, or CEU hours, you may need to attend some of these upcoming programs to make sure you have the required amount of training. Full Story
AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Group selling briskets
Milam County Junior Livestock Association is selling tickets for briskets throughout the county. Contact Christi Coufal at 254- 697-1065 to purchase.
OPEN THE WINDOWS
OPEN THE WINDOWS Probably the only person to be warm while working with the windows open early Saturday morning in Rockdale was Abram Doss. Full Story
Forum to explore wealth of wildlife
Ranchers, farmers and other land stewards who could use some added income will want to attend the Wealth of Wildlife conference in early March, hosted by the statewide nonprofit, Holistic Management [International] Texas. Full Story