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Five facts for a dairy good month

By Jessica Domel Cool off with a bowl of ice cream. Delight in a glass of milk. Savor the yogurt. While you're tantalizing your taste buds with your chosen treat, glance over these Dairy Month facts that can't be beat. *Love ice cream? It takes about 12 pounds of milk (about a gallon and a half) [...]

June 2, 2015|Categories: Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Texas agriculture still has red barn values

By Julie Tomascik Red barns. They’re an iconic symbol of agriculture. A mark of simpler times, hard work and family. Those barns represent smaller farms and ranches. With many crops and a few cows, pigs and chickens. But they also represent values of Texas agriculture—care and shelter for livestock, safe food and doing what’s best [...]

Are all farmers rich?

By Jessica Domel Some think farmers are rich. Others say they’re poor. Who’s right? The answer is both. People see our family farm and others like it and think, “They own all that land. They must be rich!” Some farmers inherit their land, like we did, from generations long gone. Some bought it in a [...]

Finding inspiration across Texas

By Jessica Domel I spend a lot of time looking for inspiration. I scroll through Twitter. I look at Facebook. I read a lot of books. But over the years, I've found that my greatest source of inspiration and creativity is people. I can capture a hundred great photos of wildflowers that people will like. [...]

A case of Spring Fever

I’ll admit it. I have a severe case of Spring Fever. The soil is calling my name, and I’m itching to dig my fingers in it. Getting outdoors and embracing nature just does something good for the soul. It’s why farmers and ranchers enjoy their jobs. And it’s one of the many reasons I enjoy [...]