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Coronavirus pandemic brings back images of days gone by

By Jennifer Dorsett Life sure has changed for the average American. We’re working from home, homeschooling kids, planting gardens, cooking most of our meals…in fact, we’re living much like our pioneering forefathers did. In Colonial America, agriculture was the primary occupation for about 90 percent of the population. Life was hard. Days revolved around growing [...]

April 7, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Celebrating National Ag Day

By Shala Watson No matter where your day leads or how it ends, it all starts with a farmer. And today—on National Ag Day—we take a minute to think about how agriculture is a part of almost everything we eat, wear and use on a daily basis. This year’s theme is “Food Brings Everyone to [...]

What’s in a Secretary of Agriculture?

By Gary Joiner Speculation on the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture continues to percolate. America’s farmers and ranchers are highly interested in the nomination by President-elect Donald Trump. Consumers should be interested, too. The next Secretary of Agriculture arrives in office at a critical time. Net cash farm income and net farm income are down [...]