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Cowabunga! Texas brings the beef!

By Julie Tomascik A cow here. A cow there. Cows everywhere! That’s because Texas is the top beef-producing state in the nation, and raising cattle is the largest part of Texas agriculture. What does that mean for you as a consumer? Tasty, flavorful beef in all forms on your table. Did you know one 1,300-lb. [...]

Top 5 favorite things about spring on the farm

By Julie Tomascik The sights, smells and sounds of agriculture are alive in the spring. The days get a little longer. We have cool mornings. Warm days. A little humidity—after all, it is Texas. And gorgeous sunsets. Spring is a time of renewal, a season of growth and a chance to rejuvenate the soul. It’s [...]

Rebuilding after the wildfires

By Julie Tomascik Three weeks have passed. The three fires are out. And three things remain—faith, hope and a sense of community with those near and far. When the wildfires swept across the Texas Panhandle earlier this month, families were left feeling helpless. The fires raged. Flames licked the sky. The blazes grew. Minutes turned [...]

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 [...]