Category Archives: Business

AgTexas Farm Credit recognizes AgYouth honorees

(Amarillo, TX) — Outstanding 4-H and FFA high school students are earning prominent recognition for their dedication to agriculture through AgTexas Farm Credit Services’ AgYouth of the Month program at a banquet on Monday night, April 23, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in downtown Amarillo at 6:30 p.m.

Fiscal notes: solar power inTexas — the next big renewable

AUSTIN — In the April issue of Fiscal Notes, released today, the Comptroller’s office examines the emerging solar industry in Texas, which includes 532 solar companies and nearly 100 manufacturers. It represents a relatively small slice of the national industry, but it’s growing rapidly, driven by improved technology and falling prices.

Dryland wheat crop hanging on; root development is key

By Kay Ledbetter

AMARILLO – The dryland wheat crop is hanging on by a thread, of sorts.

TxDOT launches campaign to curb distracted-driving crashes

*  TxDOT partners with AT&T It Can Wait to educate Texans on statewide law, dangers of distracted driving

AUSTIN – April is National Distracted Driving Month and with nearly 1 in 5 crashes in Texas involving distracted driving – a ratio that has not changed in the past three years – the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that their undivided attention to the road could save a life.

Expert: Misplaced metal scrapie ear tags could pose risk to sheep shearer, sheep

By Steve Byrns,

SAN ANGELO – A switch from plastic to metal ear tags could spell trouble for sheep shearers and the animals they shear if the tags are incorrectly applied, said a shearing expert.