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Agriculture is no stranger to technology

Today’s farmers and ranchers grow more while using less. And use technology to help.

Beef and sustainability just go together

By Julie Tomascik Beef is “greener” than you’ve been led to believe. In fact, livestock production is sustainable, and the beef industry has long implemented sustainability practices to get the product from gate to plate. Bite into these 5 beefy facts to learn more: 1. Cattle convert plants into proteinUpcycling and recycling are trendy, and [...]

October 6, 2020|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Environment, Featured, Texas Agriculture|0 Comments

The struggle for broadband in rural America

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 [...]

August 4, 2020|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Featured|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ask a farmer about your food

By Julie Tomascik Let’s talk food and farming, Texas. We’re overwhelmed with buzzwords, marketing ploys and labels, not to mention the vast array of choices. How do we know the truth and what’s really best for us? Organic, conventional, local, natural, GMO-free—we read the labels, but what do they really mean? As consumers, your decisions—and [...]

10 reasons to respect Texas farmers, ranchers

By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and sun-kissed skin. Mud on her boots and grease on his pants. Exhaustion is in their eyes, yet each step has the spring of earlier years. He’s a farmer, and so is she. They’re running tractors and plows from sun up to sun down. Working cattle and baling hay. It’s [...]