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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.

Making the grade: Trade school draws on work ethic, talent

Trade schools specialize in specific areas of skill.

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Ways to reduce your environmental impact

By Julie Tomascik It’s a new year. We made resolutions and goals. And although it’s trendy to break those resolutions as fast as you set them, taking small steps can help you achieve your goals this year. But eliminating certain foods from your diet shouldn’t be one of them. As we all strive to have [...]