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Moving forward after the freeze

By Julie Tomascik It’s been one month since the historic artic weather blasted the Lone Star State. Now the sun is shining, and the green grass peeking through signals spring and hope for new growth and new life. But when the snow and ice covered Texas like a white blanket last month, some farm families [...]

Farm fixes are pure genius

Who needs MacGyver? Farmers and ranchers invent easy fixes using everyday materials all the time!

Winter storm devastates Texas agriculture

By Julie Tomascik February’s historic winter storm brought record-setting low temperatures to the Lone Star State, leaving farmers and ranchers racing to care for their livestock, crops and families. For many, it was hours spent providing extra hay, feed and straw for bedding to keep animals warm. For others, it was monitoring fields and orchards. [...]

Farmers, ranchers face brutal winter storm

By Julie Tomascik Single digits for some Texans. Negative temperatures for others. Either way you look at it, it’s flat-out cold. The bone-chilling winds, the stinging cold and the snow and ice are not exactly what we’re used to in the Lone Star State. It’s a blizzard, and not one we ordered from Dairy Queen.  [...]

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Imitation milk product fumbles its big commercial

By Julie Tomascik Wow, wow. Yes cow. I think I’ll have some milk now. Seems like a pretty catchy tune, but I’m not brave enough to sing it for you, especially during a commercial. But let’s talk about the brand that did. Oatly made it to the big screen for the big game, but I [...]

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Common sayings rooted in farm wisdom

Have you ‘herd’? Many common phrases in the American vocabulary have agricultural roots.