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More female farmers, ranchers cropping up

By Shala Watson Agriculture is full of stereotypes. Boots and overalls. The hayseed plowboy. And all men. But it’s changing. The demographics are shifting. There’s a place for women in agriculture, too. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service shows the number of men operating farms is decreasing, while the number of women [...]

Five positively useful Texan gift ideas

By Jessica Domel The twinkle of colorful lights, the smell of cinnamon and pine and the sweetness of holiday tunes filling the air all mean one thing—Christmas is almost here. Although the traditional cooler temperatures are alluding many of us here in the Lone Star State, that hasn’t stopped thousands upon thousands of Texans from [...]

Celebrating sorghum

By Jessica Domel Whether you’re shipping a package to grandma, enjoying a gluten-free cereal or simply feeding the chickens, you’re using one of the world’s most versatile crops–sorghum. Sometimes called maize or milo, grain sorghum is planted across the globe because it adapts so easily to almost any environment. We use it for all kinds [...]

Transformation Tuesday: Seeds to sauce

By Jessica Domel When it comes to agriculture, even small things make a big difference. Take sesame seeds for example. They're so small, you could fit several on the head of a pencil eraser, but they play a big role in the lives of many Texas farmers. Sesame is a drought, heat and insect tolerant [...]

Back-to-school with Texas ag

By Jessica Domel Pencils. Paper. And paste. It’s back-to-school time and that can only mean one thing.  School supplies! Texas children will head back to classrooms with backpacks full of supplies made with the help of Texas farmers and ranchers. So get in the groove and enjoy these products made from Texas-grown goodies: *Books are [...]