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From the Ground Up - Crop Inputs Lower For 2015
- The good news for farmers in 2015 is that many of the inputs that they use to grow their crops have gone done in price. The bad news is that most commodity prices have gone down as well.
Jason Wendler is a Brazos Valley farmer and rancher.
From the Ground Up - 2015 Crop Preparation Well Underway
- After Christmas, a lot of us start thinking about making New Year’s resolutions, and plans for the upcoming year. It might surprise you to learn that farmers in our area began preparing for their 2015 crop well before the new year arrived. Walter Vajdak is a dryland farmer in Burleson County.
From the Ground Up - GMOs Necessary To Feed The World
- GMO is an abbreviation for a genetically modified organism whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetic engineering so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there.
From The Ground Up - Ag Producing More with Less
- Year after year farmers are encouraged to produce bigger yields with less inputs and that includes everything from land and water to pesticides and fertilizer.
From the Ground Up - Christmas and Agriculture
- Agricultural Producers not only provide us with the food we enjoy to celebrate holidays, but they also provide many of the raw materials that are used to make gifts that are given this time of the year.
From the Ground Up - Meeting Texas’ Future Water Needs
- It’s projected that by 2060 the State of Texas will need 8.3 million acre feet of water that we don’t currently have, and the big question facing state officials and planners is where will that water come from?
From the Ground Up - Ag’s Water Usage Trending Down
- In 1997 Texas began to develop a water plan at the state level that outlined the current and future needs for water and wastewater treatment projects for the next fifty years.
From the Ground Up - Public Benefits of Large Tracts of Land
- The loss of large tracts of farm land can obviously affect the ability of the U.S. to continue to produce the amount of food and fiber to meet domestic and global demand, but it could also affect some unseen public benefits that most people don't think about.
From the Ground Up - Thanksgiving
- When most of us go grocery shopping we just assume that whatever we're looking for will be there, and give little thought to the fact that none of the food we enjoy on holidays originates at a grocery store. Shel Winkley has more in this week's From The Ground Up.
From the Ground Up - Urbanization and Fragmentation of Agricultural Land
- There are 142 million acres of privately owned farms, ranches, and forests in Texas, but between 2007 and 2012 there as a loss of 100,000 acres of working land in the state compared to losses of 500,000 acres in the previous two five-year periods.
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