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Environment

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Farming with Mother Nature isn’t easy

By Julie Tomascik You think farming is easy? It can seem that way from the outside looking in. Plant seeds. Watch them grow. And harvest the crop a few months later. That’s how it works in the garden, right? Yes. But this is different. It’s running tractors and plows. Early mornings. Late nights. Farmers and [...]