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Celebrating Texas Independence Day

By Jennifer Dorsett March 2, 1836. A day etched in Texas history. It’s the day Texas was declared a republic, despite the odds. It’s Texas Independence Day. That day Texas legends were born. Today, we honor those Texans, their independence and fortitude. We remember the Alamo. Remember Goliad. We celebrate the vision they fought so [...]

Dairy strong. All year long.

By Justin Walker Milk. Cheese. Yogurt. These items are regularly in my shopping cart, but they get their start on dairy farms like those right here in the Lone Star State. Although National Dairy Month is in June, February is a good time to recognize our dairy farmers. For their early morning milkings. Late night [...]

February 13, 2018|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Dairy, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Products|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Transformation Tuesday: Rice

By Shala Gean Rice. It’s a staple in many homes across the U.S. and the world. Fried rice. Spanish rice. It can be mixed with vegetables, soups and even used in desserts like rice pudding. Rice is one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans. It is tiny, but mighty. And packed with nutrients! [...]

What does it take to be a farmer?

By Jessica Domel Coming from a farm family, I often think about the many skills I learned while on the farm. It made me think, “What does it take to be a farmer?” 1) Farmers have to be scientists. They have to know if a particular crop will do well in the soil they’re working [...]

The importance of land values

By Gary Joiner Land values haven’t fared well across the U.S. compared to a year ago. Analysts say the situation in Texas is better than in most states, but increases in land values in 2016 are less than those of recent years. Double-digit increases have been replaced by growth of only 2.75 percent. Pastureland values [...]