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From the Ground Up - Rains Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Updated: 05/21/2015 - With the new drought of record being as recent as 2011, it’s hard to find an agricultural producer who’s eager to complain about the amount of rainfall we’ve received, but some locations in our area have received more than seventy-five per cent of our normal rainfall in the first five months of this year.

From the Ground Up - Blinn College Agricultural Mechanics Show

Updated: 05/08/2015 - More than two- hundred projects were submitted by FFA and 4-H students from across the state during Blinn College’s Fourteenth Annual Ag Mechanics Project Show that was held last week in Brenham. Johnnie Schroeder teaches agricultural mechanics and engineering at Blinn College.

From the Ground Up: Healthy Fat in Beef has Health Benefits

Updated: 04/09/2015 - In the 1980s some studies showed that oleic acid would decrease bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. The question that then began to be asked was what could be done to beef to change fatty acid composition, and increase the amount of oleic acid.

From the Ground Up: Planting Corn

Posted: 04/02/2015 - Wherever you are in Central Texas, it’s a safe bet you’re ahead on rainfall for the year. That‘s delayed the planting of the 2015 corn crop. Dale Hoelscher farms with his brother in Bell, Milam, Falls, and Robertson Counties.

From the Ground Up - Food Security and Food Safety

Posted: 03/26/2015 - A country that has food security is one with a population that has enough to eat. A country that has food safety enjoys a food supply that is safe to eat. Thanks to a robust agricultural industry, U.S. consumers have experienced the benefits of both food security and food safety for a very long time. Larry Combest served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985 until 2003.

From the Ground Up - Former Congressman Calls For More Ag Education

Updated: 04/28/2015 - While the agriculture industry has finally begun to take steps to address the disconnect that exists between consumers and agricultural producers, at least one former congressman believes that more agricultural education in our schools should be part of the solution. Charles Stenholm served in the U.S. House of Representatives for twenty-six years.

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