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10 reasons to respect Texas farmers, ranchers

By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and sun-kissed skin. Mud on her boots and grease on his pants. Exhaustion is in their eyes, yet each step has the spring of earlier years. He’s a farmer, and so is she. They’re running tractors and plows from sun up to sun down. Working cattle and baling hay. It’s [...]

What’s the difference between farmers and ranchers?

By Jennifer Dorsett Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. It’s a favorite song among the preschool set, and we all know the words by heart. But after I thought about it one day, I realized the song was a bit misleading. Old MacDonald had a farm, but was he a farmer or a rancher? He [...]

We’re all family in agriculture

By Jennifer Dorsett Have you ever taken one of those genealogy DNA tests and found you had a second cousin living just down the street? Or, maybe, like me, you’ve lived someplace far away from all your relatives, and someone else took you in and “adopted” you. Now you consider them family. Texas agriculture is [...]

December 11, 2018|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The choice is yours

By Julie Tomascik Fresh food straight from the garden. Crops ready to harvest in the field. Both have to start somewhere. With a seed. And unlimited options. Different varieties. Numerous brands. Diverse technology. It’s a tough decision. One that both farmers and gardeners have to dig deeper into. So much goes into that choice. Soil [...]

June 9, 2015|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Are farmers to blame for Daylight Saving Time?

By Jessica Domel Every year when Daylight Saving Time rolls around, it's the same old thing. Complaints about changing clocks. Complaints about losing sleep. And inevitably, someone saying it was enacted to help American farmers. It wasn't. In fact, my dad hates it. He's out working in the fields whether it's 7 p.m. or 8 [...]