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Farming ain’t easy

By Julie Tomascik You think farming is easy? It can seem that way from the outside looking in. Plant seeds. Watch them grow. And harvest the crop a few months later. That’s how it works in our gardens, right? Yes. But this is different. It’s running tractors and plows. Early mornings. Night owls. Farmers and [...]

More than ‘just a farmer’

By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and patches on his britches. Sun-kissed skin and mud on her boots. A tractor, cows and corn popping up in rows. He’s just a farmer. And so is she. Those three words put what they do in the simplest terms. But it’s so much more. Farming and ranching is a [...]

Harvey drowns hope as disaster strikes family farm

By Julie Tomascik This year was going to be different. The cotton looked good. Unbelievably good. Fat bolls loaded on compact stalks. A sea of white, as far as the eye could see. Matagorda County farmer Robby Reed was hopeful. Until a bad boy named Harvey paid a visit. Some say it's the hurricane for [...]

7 words with different meanings on the farm

By Julie Tomascik Same words. Different meanings. Agriculture is full of them—those homonyms that can confuse us. Farmers and ranchers seem to speak their own language sometimes. Jargon. Technical words. Or just words that mean something different to you. It’s a learning process for sure. We’ve all been there. Endured the vocabulary tests. Learned the [...]

August 8, 2017|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Don’t trash Texas

By Julie Tomascik It’s time to do a little trash talking, Texas. Literally. About 435 million pieces of visible litter can be found on Texas roadways, according to the Don’t mess with Texas campaign. That’s a lot, and that’s only the trash we can see. I’m sure there’s more out there, waiting for the next [...]

August 1, 2017|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments