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Top 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 [...]

You want me to RSVP?

By Julie Tomascik Things go wrong. Equipment breaks down. It rains when you don’t want it to, and doesn’t rain when you need it to. Cows are calving. Crops need to be planted. And harvested. There’s always a task that needs to be completed on the farm, especially when you have somewhere to be. And [...]

E-I-E-I-Ohhhh? 5 truths about antibiotics.

By Julie Tomascik A place, a time and a reason. Antibiotics are just a small piece of the livestock puzzle. It’s a complex situation. And it takes a team of experts—like veterinarians—and ranchers working together. Analyzing animal health and making smart decisions. Responsible antibiotic use on the farm and ranch is a safe practice. A [...]

Top 5 reasons cats are better farm help

By Julie Tomascik A menacing meow or a booming bark. The age-old debate—cat versus dog—carries from our homes to our farms. No one will deny the extra help is often needed. Each farm has special jobs that require the help of a four-legged friend. Cats or dogs? Both are beneficial. Both do their part. But [...]

Dirty kids are healthy kids

By Julie Tomascik Squeaky clean and always sick. You’re armed with an arsenal of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. On a mission to protect your kids from a world full of germs. But have they had their daily dose of dirt? It just might be what the doctor ordered, according to the latest in the [...]