Updated: 02/28/2013 - Last year the dry weather in much of the corn producing areas of the United States resulted in much lower yields that, in turn, drove grain prices up.
Updated: 02/21/2013 - With the vast majority of today’s consumers having absolutely no connection to production agriculture, the disconnect to where our food and fiber comes from and how it is produced has never been greater.
Updated: 02/14/2013 - Throughout history, world leaders have recognized the importance of agriculture to their own countries.
Updated: 02/09/2013 - With the passing of Norman Borlaug in 2009, agriculture not only lost one of its finest ambassadors, but also a Nobel prize winner, the father of the green revolution, and a fierce champion for the use of common sense.
Updated: 01/31/2013 - If you enjoy a grilling good steak, or making hamburgers at home, and you do the grocery shopping, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that the price of beef has gone up.
Updated: 01/24/2013 - With the drought that effected the Southwest in 2011, and another that damaged the central U.S. in 2012, the upcoming report on the size of the nation’s cow herd is expected to be down yet again. In this week’s from The Ground Up, Kailey Carey tells us there’s no quick fix to the problem.
Updated: 01/17/2013 - The last farm bill was written in 2007 and was set expire at the end of 2012, but congress extended it for 2013. We talked to an economist who says the bill really shouldn’t be called a farm bill because it’s a bill for consumers.
Updated: 01/10/2013 - The Farm Bill that was in effect for last year was set to expire at the end of 2012, and no new bill has been passed; however, when the fiscal cliff deal was made, the issue was addressed...sort of.
Updated: 01/03/2013 - In June of last year, the Texas Animal Health Commission put a new traceability program for cattle in place that goes into effect in 2013.
Updated: 12/27/2012 - Our traditional Christmas celebrations wouldn’t be possible without production agriculture.
Updated: 12/20/2012 - Many in the urban population consider themselves environmental activists while most agricultural producers think of themselves as active environmentalists.
Updated: 12/13/2012 - The state of Texas has more licensed private pesticide applicators than any other state in the nation and it also has one of the most rigorous licensing programs.
Updated: 12/06/2012 - For years there has been on on-going debate on whether organically produced food is better than food produced using all the newest technologies available to the American farmer.
Updated: 11/29/2012 - It’s fall, and it’s gotten cooler, and the trees are dropping their leaves.
Updated: 11/23/2012 - Most holiday celebrations here in the United States are bound together by a common thread.
Updated: 11/15/2012 - If you’ll go back and look at the recorded rainfall for our area in the last 3 or 4 years you’ll find below normal rainfall in all of them that was capped off with the record breaking drought of 2011.
Updated: 11/08/2012 - Texas has around seventy-five thousand acres of commercial pecans, and many of today’s consumers don’t realize what it takes to provide a good supply of high quality pecans.
Updated: 11/02/2012 - For many of us, pecans at Thanksgiving and Christmas are as traditional as turkey and dressing, but as a cultivated fruit it’s a relative newcomer on the scene.