It’s been one challenging year after another, but farmers and ranchers don’t give up easily. Here are some things folks in agriculture were grateful for in 2021.
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 this spring—torrential rains, flooding, hailstorms and tornados. It’s a far cry from the drought conditions that once plagued a majority of the state. But the wet weather brings a [...]
By Julie Tomascik You think farming is easy? It can seem that way from the outside looking in. Plant seeds. Watch them grow. And harvest the crop a few months later. That’s how it works in the garden, right? Yes. But this is different. It’s running tractors and plows. Early mornings. Late nights. Farmers and [...]
By Bob Reed It’s tough to see in the picture below, but there’s cotton planted in the field. It’s surrounded by grass and weeds. After this field was planted, a herbicide application would normally have been applied to control grasses and weeds. But farmers have absolutely no control over the most important ingredient that goes into [...]
By Justin Walker Sixty-eight teams. Fourteen cities. Three weeks. March Madness is one of the most exciting times in the sporting world. College basketball fans from across the country will be watching anxiously on Sunday night to see if their team will be called. Next Tuesday, the madness begins. But preparation began long ago for [...]