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Spring break—farm kid style

By Julie Tomascik The cool, dreary weather is fading into warmer days filled with the sights, smells and sounds of agriculture coming to life in the spring. Families are taking vacations. Teachers are recovering. And many farm kids are getting dirty. Because it’s finally spring break! In Texas, spring breaks are staggered for the schools. [...]

March 10, 2020|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |0 Comments

The freedom of choice

By Julie Tomascik We have a lot of freedoms. The freedom to worship as we please. The freedom to decide what we want to wear. And the freedom to choose what foods we want to eat. The great thing about American agriculture is however you want to eat—organic, non-GMO, traditional, conventional, grain-fed or grass-fed—there will [...]

February 11, 2020|Categories: Featured, Meet a Farmer, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ask a farmer about your food

By Julie Tomascik Let’s talk food and farming, Texas. We’re overwhelmed with buzzwords, marketing ploys and labels, not to mention the vast array of choices. How do we know the truth and what’s really best for us? Organic, conventional, local, natural, GMO-free—we read the labels, but what do they really mean? As consumers, your decisions—and [...]

Texas farmers grow Christmas cheer with poinsettias

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor Christmas trees, holly, mistletoe, poinsettias—so many of our Christmas traditions are rooted in agriculture. Literally. And we’re lucky to live in a state with diverse agricultural production. Texas farmers grow Christmas trees and poinsettias in addition to our traditional crops like corn, wheat and cotton. Did you know about 150 [...]

December 3, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Holidays|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is a ‘factory farm?’

By Jennifer Dorsett Factory farm. It sounds so…mechanical. Cold. Unfeeling. We see and hear the words “factory farm” everywhere on social media and in the news. Major brands paint “factory farms” as places that are uncaring and with little interaction between humans and animals. But you know what I see? Farms. And families. I travel [...]

November 19, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments