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The seed choice is yours

By Julie Tomascik Fresh food straight from the garden. Crops ready to harvest in the field. Both have to start somewhere. With a seed. And unlimited options. Different varieties. Numerous brands. Diverse technology. It’s a tough decision. One that both farmers and gardeners have to dig deeper into. So much goes into that choice—soil type, [...]

February 20, 2018|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |0 Comments

Fire danger high in Texas

By Julie Tomascik Wind whips up the dust. Cracks stretch through the fields and pastures. It’s dry in Texas. And getting drier. The majority of the state is impacted by drought, and parts of the Panhandle haven’t received any measureable rainfall in over 100 days. News reports tell a scary tale. Fire danger is high [...]

January 30, 2018|Categories: Drought, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What does a growing Texas population mean for agriculture?

By Julie Tomascik Texas is changing and growing. The Lone Star State is home to more than 28.3 million people, according to data released late last year. That’s a lot of folks. And a lot of homes, shopping centers, restaurants, stores and more. What does that surging population mean for Texas farmers and ranchers? It’s [...]

Top 6 Texas-style Christmas gifts

By Julie Tomascik The tree is decorated. The lights are hung. And cooler weather has finally arrived. Christmas time is here! Stores are crowded and lines are long. After all, ‘tis the season, right? All that’s missing, if you’re anything like me, are presents under the tree. But don’t know what to get that Texan [...]

5 reasons to be thankful for agriculture

By Julie Tomascik ’Tis the season of giving. The season to be thankful. And a time of reflection. The Thanksgiving holiday means many things to many folks. Oftentimes, those link back to agriculture and the farm and ranch families—like those in the Lone Star State. They care for Mother Nature’s most precious resources. Consider the [...]