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Rain falls across Texas, but is it too much?

By Julie Tomascik 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 in 2021—a winter storm of a lifetime, tornadoes, hailstorms, torrential rains and flooding. And Mother Nature’s latest rain event is challenging some Texas farmers and ranchers. [...]

June 2, 2021|Categories: Drought, Environment, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Agriculture is sustainable on Earth Day and every day

By Julie Tomascik Today, many celebrations and rallies will honor Earth Day. But for farmers and ranchers, who are #stillfarming through the COVID-19 pandemic, every day is Earth Day. They care for the land and resources. They care for their crops and livestock. They care for their families, too. All 365 days of the year. [...]

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|1 Comment

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 [...]