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There has been a buzz about unsolicited mailings from China in the news lately. The reports are of plant seeds and jewelry that have been mailed throughout the country.  Unfortunately Comanche County is not immune. 

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USDA released Wednesday the long-awaited report on its investigation into cattle market disruptions  following last year’s Tyson Foods packing plant fire and this spring’s impact from the coronavirus pandemic. The 20-page report confirmed massive volatility to both the cash and futures marke…

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Austin, TX, July 16, 2020 – Today, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott to sign a Shared Stewardship agreement to establish a framework for federal and state agencies to improve collaboration in responding to natural resource concerns and ecological challen…

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(Washington, D.C., July 15, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in Austin and Houston, Texas TOMORROW, Thursday, July 16th to participate in a shared stewardship signing with Governor Greg Abbott and participate in a cattle stakeholder roundtable with Senator John Corn…

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Sugar cane aphid (SCA) numbers in the county are starting to hit threshold levels on most sudan, hay grazer, forage sorghum and milo type crops. We have had an increase in acreage of forage sorghum and sudan-grass or hay grazer this year. If you have a crop of any of these or a cutting of Jo…

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System is forecast to lift out to the northeast between Thursday and Friday, opening the door for more concentrated dust to fill the skies over East Texas Friday or Friday night into Saturday. Like it has in the Caribbean, the dust is expected to bring reduced visibility and poor air quality…

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Yancy Perkins was bitten by a copperhead (shown above) north of De Leon. His Boy Scout training came in handy while he was taken to the emergency room by Logan Wilkerson. After treatment by Dr. Dickey and the staff at CCMC he has recovered, but snakes are on the move in Comanche County.