In Texas, May turned out to be the wettest month on record as Central Texas slogged through 25 consecutive days of rain, while state rainfall totals reached an astonishing 35 trillion gallons. Those heavy rainfalls have not only affected communities across Texas but have significantly impacted mosquito populations.

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Protein packs a punch in more ways than one. It’s where consumers are seeing an increase in second quarter grocery prices, according to the latest Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Grocery Price Watch survey. The total cost of the 16-item grocery bill rose about 2 percent to $47.63, up from $46.66 last quarter.

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By Arely Ibarra
Chapter Reporter
Recently, six of our local FFA members attended the Texas A&M University livestock judging camp held on the Texas A&M University Campus. This year’s camp was designed for FFA & 4-H Members interested in building their knowledge of evaluation market and breeding animals, including beef, swine, sheep and goats.

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