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National Ag Day is about consumers, too

By Julie Tomascik Consumers. Shopping in the grocery store, browsing online boutiques or fueling up at the gas station. You. Yes, you. You’re the ying to agriculture’s yang. Without buyers, nothing is for sale. That makes you part of National Ag Day and every day. The conversation around today’s celebration and awareness of agriculture is [...]

Take a ride on the agricultural roller coaster

By Julie Tomascik Up. Down. Around the turn. Fast. Then slow. Each roller coaster ride is a little bit different. And, even if you think you know what’s coming, you’re still in for a bit of a shock. It’s no different in farming and ranching. Each year, farmers and ranchers hop on and hang on [...]

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 [...]