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Animal abuse on Texas ranches and dairies?

By Jessica Domel The sun is barely peeking through the clouds, and they're already hard at work feeding cows, milking and answering business calls. They've only had a few hours of sleep, and the day won't be over for another 10-12 hours. They're a Texas dairy producer. A rancher. Or maybe just a fan of livestock. Sometimes, all three. Taking [...]

Agriculture is just as American as baseball

By Justin Green It’s the bottom of the 9th. Your team has the bases loaded, down one run with their best hitter walking to the plate. You smell the popcorn. See the peanut vendor. And watch the pitcher nod to the catcher. You’re on the edge of your seat thinking about that pitch. Not about [...]

Why be an ag grad?

By Shala Watson I didn’t grow up on a farm. I wasn’t active in FFA or 4-H when I was in high school. You could say I’m not your “typical” agricultural student. But I’m about to graduate with a degree in agricultural communication. How did I get there? It’s simple. I grew up in a [...]

Modern-day agriculturalists in the food conversation

By Justin Green Growing up in rural Texas, farmers and ranchers have always had a style that’s all their own. Dusty jeans, worn boots and a sweat-stained hat. They meet for early morning coffee shop talk of weather and markets. Drive away in pickups with their Hooves & Horns calendar stuck to the dash, ready [...]

Changing land. Changing seasons.

By Julie Tomascik Windy. 95 degree-heat. Pounding rain. And a tiny hint of chill in the air. Four seasons in 24 hours. That’s Texas for you. And spring is just around the corner. We don’t know whether we need sunscreen—SPF 50, of course. Or a jacket for the cold front that might blow through. A [...]