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Celebrating National Ag Day

By Shala Watson No matter where your day leads or how it ends, it all starts with a farmer. And today—on National Ag Day—we take a minute to think about how agriculture is a part of almost everything we eat, wear and use on a daily basis. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life.” [...]

5 facts to know about family farms

By Landee Kieschnick When I think of a family farm, hard work, nurturing and compassion come to mind. And, of course, lots of dirt. All of these describe not just my 100-year-old family farm, but the 2.1 million farms and ranches in the United States. Yet there’s a growing disconnect from agriculture. Two, three and [...]

March 7, 2017|Categories: Featured, Meet a Farmer, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Love is as essential as soil

By Julie Tomascik What are two ingredients essential for agriculture? Soil and love. Yep, love. And not just on Valentine’s Day. Farmers and ranchers share a love for their trade, whether it’s tending to their crops or raising livestock. It’s just as important as the soil. And it’s the love that grows the food on [...]

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 [...]

Consumer trust vs. skepticism

By Gary Joiner Modern attitudes toward agriculture are interesting. And challenging. You wonder if farmers and ranchers are trustworthy? Yes, they are! About 75 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion toward farmers and ranchers, according to a recent survey. What about the way they farm or ranch? Not so much. Only 42 percent view [...]