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From the Ground Up - Farming Requires Optimism

Updated: 01/29/2015 - From the Ground Up - Farming Requires Optimism Most of us who work for a living would find it hard to go to work every day if the boss called us in and told us he couldn’t promise us that we were always going to get a pay check. That’s a risk farmers take every year. Mark Welch is a Texas A&M Agrilife Extension economist.

From the Ground Up - Crop Inputs Lower For 2015

Updated: 01/22/2015 - 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

Updated: 01/15/2015 - 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

Updated: 01/08/2015 - 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 - Christmas and Agriculture

Posted: 12/26/2014 - 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

Updated: 12/18/2014 - 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 - Public Benefits of Large Tracts of Land

Updated: 12/18/2014 - 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

Updated: 12/18/2014 - 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.

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