Category Archives: Ag/NR

Texas Speaks – Identifying the Strengths and Needs of Texas Communities

TexasSpeaks is being conducted in  Wharton County and across the State of Texas to allow the citizens of Texas to provide their input on the assets and issues in their communities. The Wharton County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a rich history of providing educational programs that address the most critical issues in the county, and invites your participation in the TexasSpeaks process. TexasSpeaks is a state-wide online survey conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service with the purpose of listening to Texas citizens… Read More →

Individual Assistance Winter Storm Damage Survey

I know many of you have shared your disaster assessment information already for the recent winter storm, but we would like to send this survey out a second round for those who may have missed earlier announcements. The storm has caused many hardships for many people across our state and especially in the Southeast Region, where we are not used to such harsh and prolonged winter temperatures. The State of Texas has asked us to collect this information to identify damages across Texas, to help emergency management officials… Read More →

Please respond with Estimates of Damages from the February 14-20, 2021 Winter Storm in Wharton County

To:  Wharton County Farmers and Ranchers RE:  Estimates of Damages from the  February 14-20, 2021 Winter Storm in Wharton County I hope that all of you are recovering from the recent winter storm.  The recent winter storm has caused many hardships for a lot of people across our state and especially in the Southeast Region where we are not used to such harsh and prolonged winter temperatures.  I have been asked by the State of Texas to collect information related to estimated ag losses in your Wharton County. … Read More →

USDA Texas FSA Program Updates Webinar Feb 12

Dear Extension Clientele, We want to bring to your attention this upcoming one hour webinar event from the USDA Texas State Farm Service Agency on February 12, 2021. The online program will address navigating COVID-19 in the current stage of the pandemic. Important updates will include “Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and Quality Loss Adjustment Program (QLA)”, “Farm Loan Programs”, and “Agriculture Risk and Price Loss Coverage Program”. Registration begins today and will last through February 11, 2021. To register for this free event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usda-farm-service-agency-texas-program-updates-webinar-tickets-139548151277?aff=.  … Read More →

Reminder: Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Conference next week, January 26

I’m sending this out as a reminder that the Wharton County Row Crops Committee and Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension will be hosting our annual Feed Grain and Cotton Conference next week, on January 26th. Unlike past years, this year we’re having to hold our conference online, via Zoom. We have held a few Zoom conferences this past week, for the Rice Conference and Grain Handlers Conference.  A common problem that we had was that many producers had not downloaded Zoom onto their computer or handheld devices prior to the… Read More →