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Growing fruitful crops and children

By Jessica Domel As thousands of Texas school children head back to their classrooms, I can’t help but think about this wonderful crop our nation is growing. Our students today are our future tomorrow. Like the seeds we plant for corn, cotton, sorghum and more, children must be nurtured properly in order to grow and [...]

Fair season is gearing up in Texas

By Shala Watson Summer is winding down and fair season is almost upon us! The State Fair of Texas and county fairs across the state are gearing up. They’re a great way to spend time with family, promote agriculture and celebrate all things Texas. The sights, sounds and tastes of agriculture are everywhere. The best [...]

August 15, 2017|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |0 Comments

7 words with different meanings on the farm

By Julie Tomascik Same words. Different meanings. Agriculture is full of them—those homonyms that can confuse us. Farmers and ranchers seem to speak their own language sometimes. Jargon. Technical words. Or just words that mean something different to you. It’s a learning process for sure. We’ve all been there. Endured the vocabulary tests. Learned the [...]

August 8, 2017|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Don’t trash Texas

By Julie Tomascik It’s time to do a little trash talking, Texas. Literally. About 435 million pieces of visible litter can be found on Texas roadways, according to the Don’t mess with Texas campaign. That’s a lot, and that’s only the trash we can see. I’m sure there’s more out there, waiting for the next [...]

August 1, 2017|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why does trade matter?

By Jessica Domel In just a few short weeks, officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will sit down to renegotiate a multi-billion-dollar trade deal–the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But what does that mean for you and me? Why does trade matter? 1) Availability. Whether a specific fruit or vegetable is in season [...]