Agriculture

AgriLife Extension provides auxin CEU training online

Agriculture producers can continue to receive CEUs despite COVID-19 issues COVID-19 might have much of the world social distancing, but agricultural crops still must be planted, and producers still have regulations to follow. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is ready to help the process. Agricultural producers needing auxin training can still turn to AgriLife Extension for their…

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Fishing Report

Alan Henry        GOOD. Water clear 53-55 degrees; 1.56′ low. Black bass are great with topwater, worms, and spinners, and larger fish are caught about 8-16 feet off spawning spots. Crappie are fair on minnows off the pier. Catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait. Hubbard Creek FAIR. Water stained; 56-58 degrees; 2.20’ low. Largemouth…

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Pet of the Week

    Bert (Ernie’s brother) is a 12-year-old Chihuahua. He is very timid and will take some time to get used to new surroundings. To meet this guy or any of our other great dogs, please contact us at [email protected], on Facebook at Post Arc or call 806-317-8041.

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Validation Due Dates

Horse Validation: All horse validations are entered on 4-H Connect. Horse validation period: March 1 to April 15, $10 per horse; April 16 to May 1, $20 per horse; May 2 to May 5, $25 per horse. Validation and payment are required of all horses regardless if they were entered last year. If you need…

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Peterson works the American

By Dakota McDonald/The Post Dispatch— Paul Peterson was recently selected as a pickup man for the richest rodeo around, The American Rodeo. Peterson is a cowboy living in Southland, Texas. He has competed in almost every rodeo event and has even won a buckle in each to show for it. While competing at these rodeos,…

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Fire Department trains at OMTD

      The Post Volunteer Fire Department trained at Old Mill Trade Days on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The fire department practiced a primary search which is a rapid and systematic search for survivable victims during the initial stages of firefighting expecting zero visibility and an unknown or modified layout. During the training, the…

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USDA will open grasslands enrollment

COLLEGE STATION – Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. “Through this CRP Grasslands signup, farmers and ranchers can protect grasslands, rangelands and pastures, while maintaining the land as working grazing lands,” said Gary Six, State Executive…

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Special to the Post Dispatch— Wednesday, Feb. 26, smoked rolled down the Caprock from West Highway 380. Brent Mason, a local farmer, was behind the large fire that had multiple individuals pulling over on the side of the road to watch in awe. “I’m just burning some CRP land,” Mason said. CRP land is acreage…

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Xcel Energy to refund $39.4 million in Texas fuel costs

Falling natural gas prices, new wind farms make electricity production cheaper AMARILLO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2020) – Xcel Energy customers in Texas will receive a one-time, $39.4 million refund in their June billing cycle related to a continued drop in prices for power plant fuel and the increased use of low-cost wind energy resources. If approved by…

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Garza County 4-H represented at Fort Worth, San Angelo and Kerrville

Garza County 4-H has been well represented at Fort Worth, San Angelo and Kerrville Stock Show. Congratulations to all the participants! Ashlyn Wood received second place Red Angus Heifer and third place Angus Heifer at the San Angelo Stock Show. Trea Peterson received second place Medium Weight Crossbred at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Sylee…

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