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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 [...]

Too much or not enough?

Too much. Or not enough. It’s the never-ending challenge with moisture and agriculture. This year is no different. The Lone Star State has faced wild weather this spring—torrential rains, flooding, hailstorms and tornados. It’s a far cry from the drought conditions that once plagued a majority of the state. But the wet weather brings a [...]

May 14, 2019|Categories: Cotton, Drought, Featured, Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The real deal on the Green New Deal

By Jennifer Dorsett I’m sure by now you’ve heard or read about the Green New Deal. In case you haven’t, the broad strokes of this plan are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously trying to correct societal issues. Sound complicated? It is. I’ll spare you most of the details and direct our attention to [...]