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Changing demographics in ag reflect more women, young farmers

By Justin Walker Times are changing. That’s true for agriculture, as well. Technology. Consumer demands. Prices. But that’s not all. Farm demographics in Texas and the United States are changing, too. Women and young farmers and ranchers are doing their part in agriculture, breaking stereotypes and pursuing their passions. In the recently released 2017 Census [...]

April 23, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Litter, balloons trash Texas

By Julie Tomascik Let’s talk trash, Texas. Plastic cups. Napkins. Fast food packaging. Even full trash bags. That litter is trashing up our beautiful state. About 435 million pieces of visible litter can be found on Texas roadways, according to the Don’t Mess With Texas campaign. That’s a lot, and that’s only the trash we [...]

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

March Madness: Agriculture busting brackets

By Julie Tomascik Editor Wins and losses. They aren’t just for your March Madness bracket. They’re for agriculture, too. And boy have the last few months been tough. Farmers along the Texas Gulf Coast have faced nearly non-stop rains since last fall. They’re just now preparing their fields to plant when most would’ve already been [...]