Farm & Ranch

Pesticide Awareness Month: Read the Label

Special to The Sun   COLLEGE STATION – You probably wouldn’t buy an unfamiliar food product without looking at the label or take a new prescription without reading the instructions and warnings first. The same care should be exercised when using pesticides, because the label is the law, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.…

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USDA NRCS extends Agricultural Conservation Easement application date

Special to The Sun   TEMPLE — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas extended its application deadline for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) from March 1 to March 10, due to recent weather-related power outages across Texas.   While NRCS accepts easement applications on a continuous basis, applications for the next funding…

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Childress County Livestock Show gives thanks to sponsors

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The Childress County Livestock Show committee would like to recognize the sponsors who made the show possible. “Thank you and thank you again,” Childress County Livestock Show committee president Matt Stone said. “The support they showed our kids this year was amazing, especially with the challenges our…

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2021 Childress County Livestock Show exhibitors

Steers Isaiah Dunn Cade Martin Colton Martin Drake Rabe   Heifers Isaiah Dunn Drake Rabe Max Rabe Savannah Rabe Brinley Stone Harper Stone   Swine Maddilynn Bryant Addison Cabler Kenzlee Carroll Colee Cox Zachary Etheredge Straton Galyean Cooper Herbstritt Ethan Herbstritt Landry Hunter Drew Jenkins Kade Jenkins Lani Johnson Carlee Martin Cole Pierce Natalee Pierce…

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Youth get ready for Hall County Livestock Show

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS — Youth, along with their rabbits, chickens, goats, lambs, gilts, barrows, heifers and steers will fill the Hall County Show Barn this week. The livestock show begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 with the rabbits and chickens. “All are welcome to come out and watch, but we…

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Childress County Livestock Show succeeds despite COVID-19

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Despite many hurdles during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Childress County Livestock Show was a success when other shows have been cancelled. “It’s crazy how well it went,” said Lori Rabe, who is secretary of the Childress County Livestock Show committee. “It was a little more stressful because…

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Rural Texas prepares for legislative session

by Hughes Abell, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association— FORT WORTH – As 2021 gets underway, so too will the 87th Texas Legislative Session, and this one promises to be unlike any other in recent history. The coronavirus threat will loom large, dramatically changing both the topics considered by lawmakers and the process by…

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