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Citrus theft squeezes profit from Texas farmers

By Shala Gean Plump fruit hangs from the tree. Workers pick it at peak freshness. And it’s ready to ship straight to a grocery store near you. It’s harvest season for citrus in the Rio Grande Valley. But it’s not all roses for the growers. Theft is on the rise. It’s always an issue growers [...]

Farming ain’t easy

By Julie Tomascik You think farming is easy? It can seem that way from the outside looking in. Plant seeds. Watch them grow. And harvest the crop a few months later. That’s how it works in our gardens, right? Yes. But this is different. It’s running tractors and plows. Early mornings. Night owls. Farmers and [...]

Oasis of fresh produce at farmers markets

By Shala Watson Peppers, juicy tomatoes and homemade jellies. Oh my! Farmers markets are an oasis of fresh and tasty produce. As you wander around the market, you’ll be sure to find some bountiful harvests and farmers, too. It’s a great chance to meet and connect with those who grow our food. Ask questions about [...]

Do you support Texas farmers and ranchers?

By Julie Tomascik You and me—we're both different. We're unique. And thank goodness! It'd be a boring world if we were all the same. That also goes for farmers and ranchers in the Lone Star State. Because Texas agriculture is vastly different from the other 49 states in the good ol' USA, and we're proud [...]

What does it take to be a farmer?

By Jessica Domel Coming from a farm family, I often think about the many skills I learned while on the farm. It made me think, “What does it take to be a farmer?” 1) Farmers have to be scientists. They have to know if a particular crop will do well in the soil they’re working [...]