By Emmy Powell Today is National Peanut Day, so let’s go nuts and talk all about peanuts! Texas is the fourth-largest peanut-growing state in the nation, and it’s the ONLY state that grows all four peanut varieties! These varieties include Runner, Virginia, Spanish and Valencia. Do you know the difference between each type? Don’t worry. [...]
By Emmy Powell This summer has been HOT, to say the least. One thing that makes triple-digit days more bearable is a nice bowl of ice cream. Ice cream freezes at 21°F and can be made at home or in the classroom. The freezing point of water is lowered by adding salt to the ice [...]
She’s a farmer. She’s a rancher. She’s a steward of the land. She’s a teacher. She’s a community leader. She’s an advocate for her family, friends and agriculture. She’s a mother. She’s a wife. She’s a sister. And maybe even a grandmother. Farmers and ranchers have been the backbone of our economy for many years, [...]
National Ag Day celebrates the contribution of the agriculture and food industries.
By Julie Tomascik Editor While agriculture has long been considered a man’s arena, women have played an active role on farms and ranches for centuries. And today, there are even more women involved in agriculture. The latest U.S. Census of Agriculture, released in 2017, shows over 36% of American farmers and ranchers are women. And [...]
By Julie Tomascik Freezing temperatures. Sleet. Ice-covered fields, pastures and roads. Winter Storm Landon has arrived in the Lone Star State. But the harsh winter variables are just a part of farming and ranching. Chores must still be done, like putting out hay and feed. Range cubes, liquid feed and alfalfa provide extra nutrition that [...]