Category Archives: Ag/NR

2018 Seed Cotton Farm Program Webinar Feb 19

National Cotton Council to Host Webinar: 2018 Seed Cotton Program By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County As you have probably seen in the recent news, the budget agreement passed last week by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Donald Trump included the Hurricane Disaster Supplemental.  Included in the Disaster Supplemental is the language that establishes a Seed Cotton program for 2018.  The effort to get cotton back in Title 1 of the farm bill is an issue that the cotton industry, led by the National… Read More →

Auxin Specific Applicator Training Feb 15, Feb 22, Mar 1

Series of auxin herbicide trainings for area producers in February By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a series of auxin trainings for producers in the Wharton County area in February.  The Texas Department of Agriculture has required a special auxin-specific training in 2018 for those applying the new auxin formulations of dicamba.  The auxin training is required for all applicators including licensed applicators and unlicensed applicators who spray Engenia, Fexapan, or Extendimax under a licensed applicator. Why is… Read More →

Rebuild Texas Update: Transitional Sheltering Assistance Deadline Extended to March 12

Transitional Sheltering Assistance Deadline Extended to March 12 By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent – Wharton County Rebuild Texas Representative Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. Disaster survivors with a continuing need for the hotel sheltering program may be extended to Mar. 12, 2018. There will be a mid-term eligibility review on Feb. 20, 2018 where survivors participating in TSA will receive a phone call, email, and/or… Read More →

FEMA ALLOWING RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS TO APPLY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

FEMA ALLOWING RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS TO APPLY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE Monday – February 4, 2018 deadline to submit RPA By Corrie P. Bowen County Extension Agent – Wharton County   Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved their request to allow churches and religious organizations to receive the same public assistance available to other nonprofits aiding in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.  As your local representative for the Commission to Rebuild Texas, I’m reaching out with this news release to… Read More →

5-CEU Pesticide Recertification Conference Feb 1

February 1st 5-CEU Pesticide Recertification Program offered in Wharton County Auxin Specific Herbicide Applicator Training Included By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County The Wharton County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is proud to announce an opportunity for pesticide license holders to earn five continued education credits (CEUs) toward their TDA pesticide applicators license.   The Wharton County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will hold their annual 5-CEU program on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Wharton County Fairgrounds – Crescent Hall in Crescent, TX.  Registration… Read More →