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Animal rights activists shut down the circus

By Julie Tomascik The Greatest Show On Earth will fold up its tent for the final time in May. Marking the end of a 146-year tour that brought animals and a captivating experience to life under the Big Top. The circus’ storied history will come to an end after facing a tough few years. No [...]

‘The Farmer’ ad tells the story of agriculture

By Julie Tomascik “God bless the seeds his hands let fall. For the farmer, he must feed us all.” It’s a line from a recent Land O’ Lakes ad using Amelia E. Barr’s poem The Farmer that aired during the Cotton Bowl. It shows agriculture is a partnership—the farmer with the sky and earth, sun [...]

Top 7 New Year’s resolutions—farmer style

By Julie Tomascik New Year’s resolutions. We all make them. And we love to break them! It’s easy to make the list, but how many of us actually stick to them? And what does a list of New Year’s resolutions look like for farmers and ranchers anyway? Here’s the top 7 items on our list… [...]

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 [...]