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Where’s March Madness without Texas agriculture?

By Justin Walker Sixty-eight teams. Fourteen cities. Three weeks. March Madness is one of the most exciting times in the sporting world. College basketball fans from across the country will be watching anxiously on Sunday night to see if their team will be called. Next Tuesday, the madness begins. But preparation began long ago for [...]

New Year. New You. Same Ag.

By Justin Walker 2018 is officially here. Hallelujah! Sure, 2017 had its good moments. But ask just about any Texas farmer or rancher, and they’ll tell you the New Year couldn’t get here fast enough. Wildfires. Tornadoes. Hurricane Harvey. Months without rain. It was a long year, and not just for agriculture. We were all [...]

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Texas agriculture

By Jennifer Dorsett Ah, Christmas. A time to celebrate. A time of togetherness. A time to stop and be thankful for all the good in our lives. This year, I’m especially thankful for Texas farmers and ranchers. I’m always grateful to them. But as I put a little more thought into it, I realized just [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]