This year was another one for the books. It was a year of drought, triple-digit temperatures and high input costs. Farmers and ranchers finally saw a little relief from the drought with rains early in the summer, only to face another dry spell. A spike of avian influenza and inflation drove up egg prices, hitting [...]
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.
By Julie Tomascik 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 in 2021—a winter storm of a lifetime, tornadoes, hailstorms, torrential rains and flooding. And Mother Nature’s latest rain event is challenging some Texas farmers and ranchers. [...]
The dry, dusty, cracked ground in Texas is thirsty.
By Jessica Domel Did you know the average American consumes approximately 24 pounds of rice each year? Twenty-four pounds! That's a lot of chicken and rice casserole, Spanish rice and the classic–plain white rice. So why do Americans eat so much rice? Maybe it's because it's relatively cheap. It could also be that it's low [...]