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About Justin Walker

Communications Specialist Texas Farm Bureau I could spend all day at the show barns, hiking through state parks or watching college football. Lucky for me, Texas is home to the best places to do all three.

Youth ag organizations prepare students for the future

By Justin Walker Skilled labor is often difficult to find, which is bad news for many industries. The U.S. population is bigger than ever, which means there are more bodies to house, more minds to educate and more mouths to feed. But with a skilled labor shortage, it’s growing increasingly more difficult to keep up [...]

February 19, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Agriculture and the government shutdown

By Justin Walker We’ve entered the second month of the government shutdown. How does that affect agriculture? How about your food? Farmers and ranchers are impacted by the shutdown because they don’t have access to production reports, access to farm bill programs and resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the era when internet [...]

January 22, 2019|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Dairy, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Vegetables|Tags: , , |0 Comments

6 things you can learn working on a farm

By Justin Walker Good help is hard to come by these days. Maybe it’s because a strong work ethic isn’t taught as much. Maybe it’s because we’re looking in the wrong places. But one thing’s for sure…good hands are raised on Texas farms and ranches. Kids learn how to find success in life by diving [...]

November 27, 2018|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture, Tips & Tools|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Animal welfare: It’s already in practice

By Justin Walker Animal welfare. It is, and has been, a hot topic surrounding agriculture. It’s a priority of Texas cattlemen and women. And of consumers. From niche markets to mainstream consumer markets, ranchers in the Lone Star State play a unique role in providing a safe, nutritious product. And it all starts on farms [...]

October 30, 2018|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A letter to our Carolina friends and family

By Justin Walker Last week, Hurricane Florence devastated North and South Carolina. Here’s a letter to those who have been affected. To those who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence, We see you. We feel your loss. We are praying for your recovery. The news coverage of the storm has been difficult to watch. At [...]