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Evolution of Texas agriculture hasn’t changed the mission

By Justin Walker The world is constantly changing. And Texas agriculture is no exception. The farms and ranches we see today are vastly different from those our grandparents grew up with, which were advanced compared to their grandparents. Agriculture’s evolution is widely associated with technological advancements. Like GPS, self-driving tractors, automated technology, drones and biotechnology. [...]

August 21, 2018|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Have you had a tough year?

By Justin Walker Have you ever had a tough year? Bank account is a little low. Your car breaks down. And tough decisions weigh on you. Farmers and ranchers can relate, because they face similar issues, too. There’s the cost of seed, fuel and fertilizer. Tractors break down. The stress piles on as they play [...]

May 22, 2018|Categories: Drought, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Products|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Before and after weed killer

By Bob Reed It’s tough to see in the picture below, but there’s cotton planted in the field. It’s surrounded by grass and weeds. After this field was planted, a herbicide application would normally have been applied to control grasses and weeds. But farmers have absolutely no control over the most important ingredient that goes into [...]

May 15, 2018|Categories: Environment, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dairy strong. All year long.

By Justin Walker Milk. Cheese. Yogurt. These items are regularly in my shopping cart, but they get their start on dairy farms like those right here in the Lone Star State. Although National Dairy Month is in June, February is a good time to recognize our dairy farmers. For their early morning milkings. Late night [...]

February 13, 2018|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Dairy, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Products|Tags: , , , |0 Comments