By Julie Tomascik Loading. Loading. Loading. Oh, wait. Disconnected. For many in rural Texas and in rural areas across the nation, it’s an all too familiar feeling when trying to stream content, check email or upload files. It’s been said the internet is just a rumor in some parts of remote Texas. Once considered a [...]
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 [...]