- This year got off to a dry start for area farmers, but there was enough moisture to get crops planted, and then the timely rains that we received throughout the summer turned this year’s crop yields into one of the best in recent memory.
- Ranchers who suffered financial losses for the past few years due to drought may be eligible for some assistance through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program. Mike Krystinik ranches in Brazos County.
- The U.S Beef Check-Off Program was started in the nineteen eighties as a producer funded marketing and research program that assesses one-dollar per beef animal at the time the animal is sold.
- The 2011 drought produced an unprecedented sell-off of cattle that severely reduced the size of the U.S. cow herd. It appears, at least in our part of the state, the rebuilding process is beginning to take place. Bobby Kurten is a Brazos County rancher.
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