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 [...]
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 Emmy Powell Today is National Peanut Day, so let’s go nuts and talk all about peanuts! Texas is the fourth-largest peanut-growing state in the nation, and it’s the ONLY state that grows all four peanut varieties! These varieties include Runner, Virginia, Spanish and Valencia. Do you know the difference between each type? Don’t worry. [...]
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 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.