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When the dust from 2020 settles, agriculture will remain

It's been a tough year with many challenges for all of us, but Texas farmers and ranchers kept going and will always keep going, no matter what.

December 2, 2020|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I get to do this for a living

By Nathan Smith A landscape shot, complete with black Angus cattle in a green wheat field, was the first thing I saw on my Facebook timeline early last week. The picture was taken from horseback and the cutline from one of my rancher friends in West Texas read, “I get to do this for a [...]

June 13, 2017|Categories: Beef, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why we need farmers

By Jessica Domel If you stop by any garden center, you can buy the seeds, load up your soil and even buy nutrients to help your garden grow. So, why do we need large-scale farms? I’ve heard these questions asked a number of times, especially as the locavore movement gained traction. If I can grow [...]

Flat Friends help students engage with Texas agriculture

By Jessica Domel For the past few weeks, 23 elementary school students from the San Antonio area have followed me throughout my day-to-day life, learning about Texas agriculture. But instead of having the children board a bus each day, our connection is made digitally thanks to an eight-inch tall man with a bright red tie. [...]

The importance of land values

By Gary Joiner Land values haven’t fared well across the U.S. compared to a year ago. Analysts say the situation in Texas is better than in most states, but increases in land values in 2016 are less than those of recent years. Double-digit increases have been replaced by growth of only 2.75 percent. Pastureland values [...]