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Get 5 dirty truths on agriculture

By Julie Tomascik Farming and ranching is tough work. Downright dirty at times. Those long hours on the tractor, in the pasture or in the shop aren’t for everyone. Only a few choose to do it—about 2 percent, actually. Most of them clock in at a young age and never retire. And you should know [...]

Ear tags: More than cow ‘bling’

By Julie Tomascik Black cows, red cows, white cows. When you have a pasture full of them, it can be tough to tell them apart. That’s why many farmers and ranchers across the country “tag” them. Now I don’t mean tag them on Facebook, although there are plenty of cow photos on the internet. When [...]

July 17, 2018|Categories: Beef, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What’s the beef with beef?

By Haley Herzog Why do some people have beef with beef? For generations, our parents and grandparents viewed beef as a nutritious and healthy food. Most of them can be identified as “meat and potato” kind of people. But today, views are much different. Opinions seem to be constantly divided between whether or not beef [...]

Teachers bring agriculture to life

By Julie Tomascik Curious students fill the classroom where intriguing lesson plans await them. And a teacher, passionate and patient, takes them on a journey of agriculture. Field trips. Experiments. Hands-on activities. A new world awaits, opening the door to new concepts and maybe even future careers. But teachers are the key. It’s their willingness [...]

Is your food safe?

By Julie Tomascik  Clean knife. Clean surface. No cross-contamination. Those are just a few of the food safety rules to follow in your home. Because if you don’t, you could end up sick. And who's fault is it? The farmer, the grocer, the cook? Everyone owns a piece of food safety, and it's up to [...]