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Big isn’t bad in agriculture

By Julie Tomascik Big is bad, right? It’s what we’ve been led to believe about agriculture. There seems to be a lot of talk about big farms squeezing out small farms. Big farmers not caring about their land or livestock. And big farmers not caring for the environment. But that’s not true. And big isn’t [...]

Get 5 dirty truths on agriculture

By Julie Tomascik Farming and ranching is tough work. Downright dirty at times. Those long hours on the tractor, in the pasture or in the shop aren’t for everyone. Only a few choose to do it—about 2 percent, actually. Most of them clock in at a young age and never retire. And you should know [...]

A taste of Texas

By Haley Herzog Pride in our state, determination and southern hospitality—it’s what everyone loves about Texas. And our unique culture is rooted in agriculture. But what makes Texas agriculture so special other than the people? Our diversity. With 254 counties, you’re sure to see different crops, farming practices and various livestock. One thing that’s always [...]

Recognize dad this Father’s Day

By Haley Herzog He’s a farmer. He’s a rancher. He’s a steward of the land. He’s a father. A husband. He’s a brother. And maybe even a grandfather. Farmers and ranchers have been the backbone of our economy for many years, but many of them also play an even bigger role: Dad. Some dads wear [...]

June 12, 2018|Categories: Featured, Meet a Farmer, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

A letter to consumers: 5 things farmers want you to know

Dear Texas Consumers, As farmers and ranchers, we have a passion for growing things. We take enormous pride in growing the necessities of life—not only the food that nurtures us, but the fiber that protects us from the sun, cold, wind and rain. We wonder why many hold our profession in disregard. We see and [...]