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Ball Moss: Benign but not wanted

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There are three common misconceptions about ball moss. The first is what it is exactly.

12-week course slated for new landowners

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Registration for a course targeting new landowners, those who are inheriting land, or those who are looking to start a new agricultural operation on an existing ranch is underway. The Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch 12-week online course will be offered from Jan.

USDA invests $11 million to control destructive swine

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $11.65 million in 14 projects to help agricultural producers and private landowners trap and control feral swine as part of the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program.

Rural Texas prepares for legislative session

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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 which they do so.

Gillespie 4-H collecting food donations for kids’ program

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The Gillespie County 4-H clubs are collecting donations for the Food 4 Kids Program throughout the month of January. Donations can be dropped off at the new Gillespie County Extension Office at 38 Business Court.

Watershed meeting planned for Feb. 2

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A public meeting about the development of a Supplemental Watershed Plan and Environmental Evaluation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau Events Center, 237 Equestrian Drive.

General signup for CRP open through Feb. 12

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General signup for agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program began on Monday, Dec. 4 and will be open until Feb. 12, announced the United States Department of Agriculture.