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5 tips when driving behind farm equipment

By Julie Tomascik You left your house 15 minutes late, and you get caught in traffic. The reason? Large farm equipment. It’s that time of year again, when farmers are beginning to plant from the Rio Grande Valley to Central Texas. It won’t be long, and the rest of the state will follow as the [...]

10 reasons your child should join FFA

By Michelle Hochstein Confident and capable. Healthy and knowledgeable. FFA helped shape me into the person I am today. It opened many doors for me. Oh, and did I mention, made me realize my calling? I participated in agricultural communications, a career development event (CDE), hosted by the FFA. I enjoyed it so much, I [...]

February 21, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Youth ag organizations prepare students for the future

By Justin Walker Skilled labor is often difficult to find, which is bad news for many industries. The U.S. population is bigger than ever, which means there are more bodies to house, more minds to educate and more mouths to feed. But with a skilled labor shortage, it’s growing increasingly more difficult to keep up [...]

February 19, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |1 Comment

How to feel like a rancher

By Jennifer Dorsett Hunting and fishing guides, private chefs, hiking, paddling and fishing. Doesn’t sound like the lifestyle of many ranchers I know. But How to Feel Like a Ranch Owner for a Weekend, a story in Texas Monthly, seems to promise a transformative experience to readers. A chance to reconnect with nature and experience [...]

Agriculture and the government shutdown

By Justin Walker We’ve entered the second month of the government shutdown. How does that affect agriculture? How about your food? Farmers and ranchers are impacted by the shutdown because they don’t have access to production reports, access to farm bill programs and resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the era when internet [...]

January 22, 2019|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Dairy, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Vegetables|Tags: , , |0 Comments