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Farming: Then and now

By Jennifer Dorsett What was farming like 100 years ago? Brutally hard work with little reward. People ate what they grew and scratched out a living the best they could. Today, farming and ranching is still tough work that includes early mornings, late nights and long hours in between. But thanks to advances in science [...]

Get 5 dirty truths on agriculture

By Julie Tomascik Farming and ranching is tough work. Downright dirty at times. Those long hours on the tractor, in the pasture or in the shop aren’t for everyone. Only a few choose to do it—about 2 percent, actually. Most of them clock in at a young age and never retire. And you should know [...]

Agriculture is a priority in Washington again

By Justin Walker It’s been a long time coming. But it appears agriculture is important in Washington again. President Donald Trump’s attendance at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show proved that. This administration is pushing for positive advancements in agriculture. We need that. The world needs that. Because agriculture [...]

January 23, 2018|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What does a growing Texas population mean for agriculture?

By Julie Tomascik Texas is changing and growing. The Lone Star State is home to more than 28.3 million people, according to data released late last year. That’s a lot of folks. And a lot of homes, shopping centers, restaurants, stores and more. What does that surging population mean for Texas farmers and ranchers? It’s [...]

5 dirty truths on agriculture

By Julie Tomascik Farming and ranching is tough work. Downright dirty at times. Those long hours on the tractor, in the pasture or in the shop aren’t for everyone. Only a few choose to do it—about 2 percent, actually. Most of them clock in at a young age and never retire. And you should know [...]