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Hemphill County 2020 Beef Cattle Conference rescheduled to Sept. 1-2

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Hemphill County’s 2020 Beef Cattle Conference show will go on—just a few months later than expected. Event organizer and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Andy Holloway announced this week that the annual event has been rescheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 1-2, at the Jones Pavilion in Canadian.
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Is ‘managed depletion’ a terminal diagnosis for Ogallala Aquifer?

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A terminal diagnosis awaits the High Plains in seeing “managed depletion” as the only future for the Ogallala Aquifer. A threeperson panel of Texas Panhandle residents took a much broader view of the region’s water future at the recent Southern Plains Conference last month in Canyon.
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RRC Chairman Christian: On oil markets, proration, and strategic petroleum reserve

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AUSTIN—As Saudi Arabia and Russia flood the international energy market with a glut of crude oil, prices have dropped to unsustainable levels that threaten the future of the Texas oil and gas industry, its associated benefits to the state economy, and American energy dominance.
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USDA office open for business by phone appointment only

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U.S. Department of Agriculture service centers are encouraging visitors to take proactive protective measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. USDA service centers in Texas will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only, and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible.
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SBA to provide emergency small-business loans in Texas

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Gov. Abbott announced approval last week of emergency designation for smallbusiness disaster loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has included the entire state of Texas and several neighboring counties and parishes in its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which will provide longterm, low-interest loans to qualifying businesses across the state.