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Environment

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A letter to our Carolina friends and family

By Justin Walker Last week, Hurricane Florence devastated North and South Carolina. Here’s a letter to those who have been affected. To those who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence, We see you. We feel your loss. We are praying for your recovery. The news coverage of the storm has been difficult to watch. At [...]

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 [...]