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About Justin Walker

Communications Specialist Texas Farm Bureau I could spend all day at the show barns, hiking through state parks or watching college football. Lucky for me, Texas is home to the best places to do all three.

Too much or not enough?

By Justin Walker 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 this spring—torrential rains, flooding, hailstorms and tornados. It’s a far cry from the drought conditions that once plagued a majority of the state. But the wet [...]

May 14, 2019|Categories: Cotton, Drought, Featured, Water|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Changing demographics in ag reflect more women, young farmers

By Justin Walker Times are changing. That’s true for agriculture, as well. Technology. Consumer demands. Prices. But that’s not all. Farm demographics in Texas and the United States are changing, too. Women and young farmers and ranchers are doing their part in agriculture, breaking stereotypes and pursuing their passions. In the recently released 2017 Census [...]

April 23, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Early showers grow the nation’s flour

By Justin Walker We’ve all heard the old saying “April showers bring May flowers.” It’s a great saying. Positive. Hopeful. But farmers and ranchers need timely rains all year long, not just this time of year. And for some, they received exactly what they asked for. Many parts of Texas have seen rainfall in 2019. [...]

April 2, 2019|Categories: Drought, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Wheat|0 Comments

Youth ag organizations prepare students for the future

By Justin Walker Skilled labor is often difficult to find, which is bad news for many industries. The U.S. population is bigger than ever, which means there are more bodies to house, more minds to educate and more mouths to feed. But with a skilled labor shortage, it’s growing increasingly more difficult to keep up [...]

February 19, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Agriculture and the government shutdown

By Justin Walker We’ve entered the second month of the government shutdown. How does that affect agriculture? How about your food? Farmers and ranchers are impacted by the shutdown because they don’t have access to production reports, access to farm bill programs and resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the era when internet [...]

January 22, 2019|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Dairy, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Vegetables|Tags: , , |0 Comments