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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 [...]

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Texas brings the beef

By Julie Tomascik A cow here. A cow there. Cows everywhere! That’s because Texas is the top beef-producing state in the nation, and raising cattle is the largest part of Texas agriculture. What does that mean for you as a consumer? Tasty, flavorful beef in all forms on your table. Did you know one 1,300-lb. [...]

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Planting a seed for the love of agriculture

By Jennifer Dorsett I’ll never forget my first garden. I planted the seeds. Watered them. And tiny green sprouts began to emerge several days later. With more water throughout the growing season, some fertilizer and a watchful eye, I grew a nice little crop in my garden. I was proud of my work. The experience [...]

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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 [...]

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Litter, balloons trash Texas

By Julie Tomascik Let’s talk trash, Texas. Plastic cups. Napkins. Fast food packaging. Even full trash bags. That litter is trashing up our beautiful state. 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 [...]

The real deal on the Green New Deal

By Jennifer Dorsett I’m sure by now you’ve heard or read about the Green New Deal. In case you haven’t, the broad strokes of this plan are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously trying to correct societal issues. Sound complicated? It is. I’ll spare you most of the details and direct our attention to [...]