By Shelby Shank Have you ever thought about what agriculture and baseball, aka America’s favorite pastime, have in common? From the peanuts in your hand to the leather of a glove, agriculture makes up baseball. Uniforms and shoelaces are made from a blend of cotton and other fibers, and Texas farmers proudly grow the fabric [...]
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 [...]