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 [...]
By Shelby Shank When you think of cantaloupe, you think of Pecos. When you think of peaches, you think of Fredericksburg. But if somebody says strawberries, Poteet is the place that comes to mind. Those strawberries are the heart of 4G Reyes Farms where cousins David Reyes and Joel Garcia carry on their family’s tradition [...]
By Julie Tomascik Freezing temperatures. Sleet. Ice-covered fields, pastures and roads. Winter Storm Landon has arrived in the Lone Star State. But the harsh winter variables are just a part of farming and ranching. Chores must still be done, like putting out hay and feed. Range cubes, liquid feed and alfalfa provide extra nutrition that [...]
Today is National Texas Day. It’s a day that recognizes the Lone Star State, along with its independent people and history. That includes the role of farmers and ranchers and the many businesses impacted by agriculture.
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.