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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 [...]

A taste of Texas

By Haley Herzog Pride in our state, determination and southern hospitality—it’s what everyone loves about Texas. And our unique culture is rooted in agriculture. But what makes Texas agriculture so special other than the people? Our diversity. With 254 counties, you’re sure to see different crops, farming practices and various livestock. One thing that’s always [...]

Summertime is market time

By Jennifer Dorsett Summer. It’s a time for swimsuits, sunscreen and beach towels. But it’s also a time for fresh produce to fill up our baskets and stomachs. Summertime favorites include fresh peaches with homemade ice cream and corn on the cob served with a delicious steak. Many of us, including me, have fond memories [...]

Transformation Tuesday: Peanuts

By Jennifer Dorsett A snack for America’s favorite pastime. Tasty homemade candy and nut mixes. Or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich just the way you like it—a thick smear of peanut butter and the crusts cut off. What do they all have in common? Peanuts. But how do they get from the field to [...]

Pennies on the dollar

by Jennifer Dorsett Make your list and check it twice. Then, check your budget. It’s a process many of us go through before we head to the grocery store. Once there, we put our groceries in the basket, check out and probably grumble a bit about the bill. While we certainly encounter sticker shock occasionally [...]