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We’re nuts about Texas peanuts

By Julie Tomascik It’s a nutty month. And no, not because our Texas weather can’t decide if it should be winter, fall, spring or summer. But because it’s National Peanut Month. And Texas is the fourth largest peanut-producing state in the nation. Salted. Fire roasted. In a cookie or inside chocolate. Stuffed between two slices [...]

Love is as essential as soil

By Julie Tomascik What are two ingredients essential for agriculture? Soil and love. Yep, love. And not just on Valentine’s Day. Farmers and ranchers share a love for their trade, whether it’s tending to their crops or raising livestock. It’s just as important as the soil. And it’s the love that grows the food on [...]

Animal rights activists shut down the circus

By Julie Tomascik The Greatest Show On Earth will fold up its tent for the final time in May. Marking the end of a 146-year tour that brought animals and a captivating experience to life under the Big Top. The circus’ storied history will come to an end after facing a tough few years. No [...]

‘The Farmer’ ad tells the story of agriculture

By Julie Tomascik “God bless the seeds his hands let fall. For the farmer, he must feed us all.” It’s a line from a recent Land O’ Lakes ad using Amelia E. Barr’s poem The Farmer that aired during the Cotton Bowl. It shows agriculture is a partnership—the farmer with the sky and earth, sun [...]

Top 7 New Year’s resolutions—farmer style

By Julie Tomascik New Year’s resolutions. We all make them. And we love to break them! It’s easy to make the list, but how many of us actually stick to them? And what does a list of New Year’s resolutions look like for farmers and ranchers anyway? Here’s the top 7 items on our list… [...]