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10 food safety tips for emergencies

By Kelly Bogard As seen this past week, natural disasters are unpredictable and can turn bad. Fast. From 130+ mile per hour winds to rising water, Mother Nature has been wreaking havoc on South and Southeast Texas. And while there are many families still waiting to go home, there's always thoughts of food safety in a [...]

Harvey drowns hope as disaster strikes family farm

By Julie Tomascik This year was going to be different. The cotton looked good. Unbelievably good. Fat bolls loaded on compact stalks. A sea of white, as far as the eye could see. Matagorda County farmer Robby Reed was hopeful. Until a bad boy named Harvey paid a visit. Some say it's the hurricane for [...]

Growing fruitful crops and children

By Jessica Domel As thousands of Texas school children head back to their classrooms, I can’t help but think about this wonderful crop our nation is growing. Our students today are our future tomorrow. Like the seeds we plant for corn, cotton, sorghum and more, children must be nurtured properly in order to grow and [...]

Fair season is gearing up in Texas

By Shala Watson Summer is winding down and fair season is almost upon us! The State Fair of Texas and county fairs across the state are gearing up. They’re a great way to spend time with family, promote agriculture and celebrate all things Texas. The sights, sounds and tastes of agriculture are everywhere. The best [...]

August 15, 2017|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |0 Comments

7 words with different meanings on the farm

By Julie Tomascik Same words. Different meanings. Agriculture is full of them—those homonyms that can confuse us. Farmers and ranchers seem to speak their own language sometimes. Jargon. Technical words. Or just words that mean something different to you. It’s a learning process for sure. We’ve all been there. Endured the vocabulary tests. Learned the [...]

August 8, 2017|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments