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5 reasons to be thankful for agriculture

By Julie Tomascik ’Tis the season of giving. The season to be thankful. And a time of reflection. The Thanksgiving holiday means many things to many folks. Oftentimes, those link back to agriculture and the farm and ranch families—like those in the Lone Star State. They care for Mother Nature’s most precious resources. Consider the [...]

Agriculture is in our roots

By Julie Tomascik A past. We all have one. And for most of us, agriculture is a part of that. I can trace farming and ranching back generations in my family. It’s still a part of what we do today. For others, it might require a little more digging to find those agricultural roots. But [...]

Farming ain’t easy

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 our gardens, right? Yes. But this is different. It’s running tractors and plows. Early mornings. Night owls. Farmers and [...]

More than ‘just a farmer’

By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and patches on his britches. Sun-kissed skin and mud on her boots. A tractor, cows and corn popping up in rows. He’s just a farmer. And so is she. Those three words put what they do in the simplest terms. But it’s so much more. Farming and ranching is a [...]

Harvey drowns hope as disaster strikes family farm

By Julie Tomascik This year was going to be different. The cotton looked good. Unbelievably good. Fat bolls loaded on compact stalks. A sea of white, as far as the eye could see. Matagorda County farmer Robby Reed was hopeful. Until a bad boy named Harvey paid a visit. Some say it's the hurricane for [...]