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. [...]
By Julie Tomascik Many celebrations and rallies will honor Earth Day. But for farmers and ranchers, 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. Being a farmer and rancher means shaking hands [...]
Today’s farmers and ranchers grow more while using less. And use technology to help.
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 [...]
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 [...]