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Ask a farmer about your food

By Julie Tomascik Let’s talk food and farming, Texas. We’re overwhelmed with buzzwords, marketing ploys and labels, not to mention the vast array of choices. How do we know the truth and what’s really best for us? Organic, conventional, local, natural, GMO-free—we read the labels, but what do they really mean? As consumers, your decisions—and [...]

10 reasons to respect Texas farmers, ranchers

By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and sun-kissed skin. Mud on her boots and grease on his pants. Exhaustion is in their eyes, yet each step has the spring of earlier years. He’s a farmer, and so is she. They’re running tractors and plows from sun up to sun down. Working cattle and baling hay. It’s [...]

Too much or not enough?

By Justin Walker Too much. Or not enough. It’s the never-ending challenge with moisture and agriculture. This year is no different. The Lone Star State has faced wild weather this spring—torrential rains, flooding, hailstorms and tornados. It’s a far cry from the drought conditions that once plagued a majority of the state. But the wet [...]

May 14, 2019|Categories: Cotton, Drought, Featured, Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The real deal on the Green New Deal

By Jennifer Dorsett I’m sure by now you’ve heard or read about the Green New Deal. In case you haven’t, the broad strokes of this plan are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously trying to correct societal issues. Sound complicated? It is. I’ll spare you most of the details and direct our attention to [...]

Early showers grow the nation’s flour

By Justin Walker We’ve all heard the old saying “April showers bring May flowers.” It’s a great saying. Positive. Hopeful. But farmers and ranchers need timely rains all year long, not just this time of year. And for some, they received exactly what they asked for. Many parts of Texas have seen rainfall in 2019. [...]

April 2, 2019|Categories: Drought, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Wheat|0 Comments