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5 tips when driving behind farm equipment

By Julie Tomascik You left your house 15 minutes late, and you get caught in traffic. The reason? Large farm equipment. It’s that time of year again, when farmers are beginning to plant from the Rio Grande Valley to Central Texas. It won’t be long, and the rest of the state will follow as the [...]

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

Consumers deserve fair dairy labels

By Jennifer Dorsett I recently picked up some coconut-flavored yogurt, only to get home and realize it was a container of fermented coconut juice. I was confused. Non-dairy “yogurt.” Almond milk. Coconut milk. Soy milk. Cashew cheese. Frozen desserts meant to imitate ice cream. All labeled just like dairy and placed right next to the [...]

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

Farming with Mother Nature isn’t easy

By Julie Tomascik You think farming is easy? It can seem that way from the outside looking in. Plant seeds. Watch them grow. And harvest the crop a few months later. That’s how it works in the garden, right? Yes. But this is different. It’s running tractors and plows. Early mornings. Late nights. Farmers and [...]