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Have you had a tough year?

By Justin Walker Have you ever had a tough year? Bank account is a little low. Your car breaks down. And tough decisions weigh on you. Farmers and ranchers can relate, because they face similar issues, too. There’s the cost of seed, fuel and fertilizer. Tractors break down. The stress piles on as they play [...]

May 22, 2018|Categories: Drought, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Products|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Red Velvet Cake Cookies

By Kelly Bogard I'm always looking for a reason to bake. It is your birthday? The last day of school? Is there a holiday? Or just because I want to tell you thank you for being my friend? I can easily find a reason to make a batch of cookies. Lately, I've been fascinated with [...]

Before and after weed killer

By Bob Reed It’s tough to see in the picture below, but there’s cotton planted in the field. It’s surrounded by grass and weeds. After this field was planted, a herbicide application would normally have been applied to control grasses and weeds. But farmers have absolutely no control over the most important ingredient that goes into [...]

May 15, 2018|Categories: Environment, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Pea Salad

By Kelly Bogard Happy Mother's Day, ladies. Whether you are a future mother, mother, grandmother, great grandmother or any other lady out there taking on a role of nurturing and protecting, this is for you. Mothers wear many hats, and one of my favorite ones is making sure I'm providing good meals for my family. [...]

Teachers bring agriculture to life

By Julie Tomascik Curious students fill the classroom where intriguing lesson plans await them. And a teacher, passionate and patient, takes them on a journey of agriculture. Field trips. Experiments. Hands-on activities. A new world awaits, opening the door to new concepts and maybe even future careers. But teachers are the key. It’s their willingness [...]