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Emergency SNAP benefits extended for December

The following is a press release from the office of Gov. Greg Abbott. AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott Thursday announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing more than $308 million in emergency Supplemental

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Lockney Downtown Christmas coming up next Saturday

LOCKNEY — The Lockney Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Downtown Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 11. Festivities take place from 6 to 8 p.m. and include shopping in local businesses, carriage rides, food vendors, Christmas music

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Lon Charner Colvin (Lockney)

Lon Charner Colvin, 95, of Lockney passed away on November 26, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Lockney Cemetery with Rev. Auggie Aguilera of First United Methodist Church in

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Richard “Dick” Mack Belt (Idalou)

Richard “Dick” Mack Belt passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Dick was born on July 2, 1936, in Ackerly, Texas to Jim C. Belt and Nevada Armstrong. Dick graduated from Texas Tech with a B.S. of Education

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D1 Drought Conditions Strengthen, Now Impacting 32 States

LINCOLN, NE – More than half of the United States (48 contiguous states) is entrenched in drought, that’s according to the latest USDA/NOAA Drought Monitor. According to researchers, the effects of this drought are affecting 174 million

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Extended Days of Lower Prices Prompts Herd Contraction

ARLINGTON, VA – Responding to persistently low milk prices, data from USDA and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) shows a downward trend in milk and milk solids production. The trend is for an unwinding of the

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Farm Workers Making More Money Compared to 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Farm labor participation is higher this year than last, according to a report released last week by USDA. In the October 2021 Farm Labor Survey, farm operators nationwide were asked about the number of

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Marsha Blake (Floydada)

Marsha Blake, age 69, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada, Texas.

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Norma Nell Marrs (Matador)

Norma Nell Marrs, age 95, of Matador passed away November 26, 2021. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m., Monday morning, November 29, 2021, at the Matador Church of Christ. Graveside Service will be Monday afternoon at

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Rachael Ramirez (Amarillo)

Rachael Ramirez, 52, of Amarillo, passed away on November 24, 2021. She was born on August 12, 1969, in Floydada, Texas to Willie C. and Elvira (Castilleja) Zavala. Rachael married Joe Ramirez on May 26, 1999, and

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Federal Deficit is Huge, But Lower Than 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – There is no argument that spending by the Federal government has reached a point of concern. Though Republicans have been expressing concern over the past year, Democrats are doing the same, mainly in the

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Corn and Sorghum Exports Eclipse Marketing Year Highs

WASHINGTON, DC – Corn sales hit a new marketing year high last week, while sorghum exports set a new high for 2021 according to the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS), based on USDA’s Weekly Export Sales Report, for

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