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Your current Ag/Timber number expires on Dec. 31, 2019

Your current Ag/Timber number expires on Dec. 31, 2019. You must renew your number in order to continue to claim an exemption on your qualifying agricultural and timber purchases made after that date. The Comptroller’s office has mailed renewal information to affected taxpayers. Renewals can be completed over the phone by calling 844-AGRENEW (844-247-3639) or online thru the Ag/Timber Registrations/Renewals eSystem using your WebFile number, which is included in your renewal letter. Cited from and for more information click on the link below.

New bill will help preserve American family farms

A bill recently introduced to help more farm families continue their livelihoods after the death of a loved one has the full support of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019 is sponsored by U.S. Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Jackie Warlorski (R-Ind.). “Farm and ranch families often face a significant financial burden when they have to pay estate taxes,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall said. “Farm families should be able to pay based on how their land is actually used, rather than… Read More →

Mowing Recommendations for Warm-Season Turfgrasses

Mowing is perhaps the most common cultural practice performed in turfgrass systems. When performed properly, mowing is used to maintain a particular turfgrass height and appearance that supports the specific use and aesthetic expectations of that area. It is import-ant to remember that while turfgrasses have evolved to tolerate mowing, this practice is still a stressor that has the potential to compromise overall turfgrass health and vigor.   (cited from Becky Grubbs, PhD; Assistant Professor and Turfgrass Extension Specialist, The Texas A&M University System and for more information… Read More →

What’s Cooking August 26th

Orange Chicken and Vegetable Rice Bowl American grown rice is a high-quality product that does not require washing or rinsing before or after cooking.  Most U.S. rice is enriched with iron, niacin, thiamin and folic acid.  Rinsing rice, or cooking rice in excess water and draining, results in loss of enrichment and other water-soluble vitamins and minerals. It is a “hundred calorie pack”:  one half-cup serving of rice contains only 100 calories Rice packs a nutritional punch:  it provides more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals including, folic… Read More →