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    Local ranchers, farmers identify biggest conservation resource concerns for USDA

Local ranchers, farmers identify biggest conservation resource concerns for USDA

Local ranchers and farmers have identified “degraded plant condition” as the most important resource concern on rangeland, pastureland and cropland, according to information gathered in a meeting this summer. Livestock production was the second most pressing resource concern on rangeland and pastureland, and soil erosion on cropland. The Stephens and

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    Local conservation meeting slated for July 26

Local conservation meeting slated for July 26

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas’ Stephens and Shackelford counties and the Lower Clear Fork of the Brazos Soil and Water Conservation District will host the FY19 Local Working Group meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Breckenridge Interbank Coffee Room, 301 W. Walker St. It

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    Warehouse Feed to serve as local pick up station for Wichita Livestock Sales

Warehouse Feed to serve as local pick up station for Wichita Livestock Sales

Local cattle raisers will no longer have to drive as far to get their cattle to auction. Beginning Tuesday, July 17, Breckenridge’s Warehouse Feed will become a pick up station for the Wichita Livestock Sales Co. Warehouse Feed Manager Kyle Fambro said cattle raisers in Stephens County can now drop

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    Local 4-H’ers compete in Plant ID contest

Local 4-H’ers compete in Plant ID contest

Five Stephens County 4-H Plant ID members competed at the Hackamore Ranch Open Invitational Contest on April 14 in Thorndale. Mykel Walters competed as senior individual and placed seventh. The junior team of Hannah Moreno, Nathan Tatum, Kason Burchett and Levi Adams placed second, behind Milam County 4-H. As junior

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    Governor declares drought disaster for Stephens County

Governor declares drought disaster for Stephens County

Stephens County is one of several that Gov. Greg Abbott declared on Friday, April 13, to be disaster areas due the threat of drought. The 72 Texas counties are currently experiencing extraordinary drought conditions resulting in an increased threat of wildfire. The drought conditions pose an imminent threat to public health,

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    FFA plant sale continues Saturday, April 14

FFA plant sale continues Saturday, April 14

The annual Breckenridge High School Plant Sale will from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until they sell out) today, Saturday, April 14, at the BHS Greenhouse (500 W. Lindsey St). For sale are a variety of hanging baskets, bedding plants, succulents, tomatoes, and more. Prices range from $2 to

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    UPDATE: Fire chief halts burning at least until Monday

UPDATE: Fire chief halts burning at least until Monday

UPDATE: Less than 36 hours after the Stephens County burn ban was lifted, brush burning in the area has gotten out of hand and Breckenridge Fire Chief Calvin Chaney has once again halted all burning at least until Monday, April 16. He said fires in Stephens and Eastland counties have

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    Ag lawyer offers some insight to area landowners

Ag lawyer offers some insight to area landowners

An agricultural law specialist met with a group of area residents last week in Albany regarding the rules and regulations that govern the land and its owners. Tiffany Dowell Lashmet is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Ag Law at Texas A&M. Her seminar was co-sponsored by the Stephens

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    Commissioners hear Extension Office report, extend burn ban

Commissioners hear Extension Office report, extend burn ban

During Commissioners Court on Monday, Stephens County Extension Agent Sumer Russell presented her 2017 year-end report  and the county commissioners voted to extend the county-wide burn ban. Russell gave commissioners an overview of her department’s community programs and activities for the 2017 and a look at the local 4-H and

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    Local 4-H Plant ID teams place at PK, Houston

Local 4-H Plant ID teams place at PK, Houston

The Stephens County 4-H Plant Identification Team competed at the Possum Kingdom Area SWCD Contest on March 2 in Graham. The team of Hannah Moreno, Nate Tatum, Miley Roberts and Kason Burchett placed first. Team #2 of Levi Adams, Abby Otts and Josiah Moreno placed second. Hannah Moreno was high

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