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Fire danger high in Texas

By Julie Tomascik Wind whips up the dust. Cracks stretch through the fields and pastures. It’s dry in Texas. And getting drier. The majority of the state is impacted by drought, and parts of the Panhandle haven’t received any measureable rainfall in over 100 days. News reports tell a scary tale. Fire danger is high [...]

January 30, 2018|Categories: Drought, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Agriculture is a priority in Washington again

By Justin Walker It’s been a long time coming. But it appears agriculture is important in Washington again. President Donald Trump’s attendance at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show proved that. This administration is pushing for positive advancements in agriculture. We need that. The world needs that. Because agriculture [...]

January 23, 2018|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Five reasons to visit the State Fair of Texas

It’s that time of year, y’all. The State Fair of Texas is back with all its fried food goodness, exciting experiences and exhibition of some of our state’s finest livestock. In short, it’s my favorite time of the year. Here’s five reasons why: 1. The Big Texas Choice Awards. Each year, the vendors from the [...]

October 10, 2017|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Featured, Texas Agriculture|0 Comments

Changing the tax code

By Jessica Domel I hate doing my taxes. It’s not that I’m against paying my fair share to ensure our cities and government are funded. It’s that the American tax code is a complicated mess that most people don’t understand. If you ask me, the time is ripe for changing the tax code. In fact, [...]

Why does trade matter?

By Jessica Domel In just a few short weeks, officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will sit down to renegotiate a multi-billion-dollar trade deal–the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But what does that mean for you and me? Why does trade matter? 1) Availability. Whether a specific fruit or vegetable is in season [...]