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5 ways agriculture can affect you in 2016

By Julie Tomascik A headline. It’s eye opening. But is it true? It’s how we get our news in today’s fast-paced society. Short snippets catch our attention and influence our decisions, including those about agriculture. Like food choices, farming and ranching practices and more. But it’s a new year. A time to ask questions. And [...]

GMO fear isn’t justified

By Julie Tomascik Like safe, nutritious foods? At an affordable price? Genetic modification has long played a role to bring that to your dinner table. Every day. Although it’s been highly debated. Often criticized. And never fully appreciated. It’s a well-known food fight. One that CBS News tackled this weekend. Taking a look at GMOs [...]

New Year brings hope, opportunity

By Julie Tomascik You’re making a list. And checking it twice. But not for Christmas gifts. It’s that time for New Year’s resolutions. Even for farmers and ranchers. To build those fences. Save to buy that new tractor. And the age-old resolution—shed a few pounds. But the New Year is more than just resolutions. It’s [...]

How do Texas farmers feed the world?

By Jessica Domel For years, I’ve heard “American farmers are feeding the world.” And I never really thought much about it. It makes sense to me. They grow food. People eat food. Done. But the logic of HOW this happens didn’t really hit home to me until this year when a pair of Texas rice [...]

Riding the agricultural roller coaster

By Julie Tomascik Up. Down. Around the turn. Fast. Then slow. Each roller coaster ride is a little bit different. And, even if you think you know what’s coming, you’re still in for a bit of a shock. It’s no different in farming and ranching. Each year, farmers and ranchers hop on and hang on. [...]