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10 reasons to respect Texas farmers, ranchers

By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and sun-kissed skin. Mud on her boots and grease on his pants. Exhaustion is in their eyes, yet each step has the spring of earlier years. He’s a farmer, and so is she. They’re running tractors and plows from sun up to sun down. Working cattle and baling hay. It’s [...]

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. [...]

May 7, 2019|Categories: Beef, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |1 Comment

Litter, balloons trash Texas

By Julie Tomascik Let’s talk trash, Texas. Plastic cups. Napkins. Fast food packaging. Even full trash bags. That litter is trashing up our beautiful state. 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 [...]

March Madness: Agriculture busting brackets

By Julie Tomascik Editor Wins and losses. They aren’t just for your March Madness bracket. They’re for agriculture, too. And boy have the last few months been tough. Farmers along the Texas Gulf Coast have faced nearly non-stop rains since last fall. They’re just now preparing their fields to plant when most would’ve already been [...]

5 tips when driving behind farm equipment

By Julie Tomascik You left your house 15 minutes late, and you get caught in traffic. The reason? Large farm equipment. It’s that time of year again, when farmers are beginning to plant from the Rio Grande Valley to Central Texas. It won’t be long, and the rest of the state will follow as the [...]