Farm & Ranch

USDA NRCS offers technical, financial assistance in response to Texas winter storm damage

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – In response to the recent winter storms, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering farmers and ranchers technical and financial assistance to repair and replace certain damaged conservation practices.   NRCS is accepting applications for its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the…

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Childress teen places sixth at The Patriot

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun CHILDRESS – After winning Grand Champion Steer at the 2021 Childress County Livestock Show, Isaiah Dunn placed sixth out of 75 with his exotic cross steer at The Patriot Junior Market Steer Show in Abilene. “Placing that high just blew my mind,” said Dunn, a senior at Childress…

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Low-interest loans available for area producers affected by natural disasters

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – Texas agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans.   The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in 41 counties who incurred losses caused by a…

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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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