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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 [...]