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From the Ground Up - Texas Water Shortage

Updated: 05/09/2013 - Water has been one of the top priorities of the 2013 Texas Legislative Session but last week House Natural Resource Chairman Allan Ritter’s House Bill 11 that ear-marked two billion dollars in the rainy day fund to be spent on water projects was removed from the House Floor after it was ruled that it violated a rule on the consideration of appropriation bills.

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From the Ground Up - Issues Facing The Texas Legislature

Updated: 05/02/2013 - The Texas Legislature is in session. The Board of Directors of Producers Cooperative traveled to Austin to visit with elected state officials about issues being addressed in the state capital that might impact agriculture.

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From the Ground Up - Grandview Vineyards

Updated: 04/25/2013 - The wine business is one of the fastest growing agricultural sectors in the state, and with that comes a tremendous demand for Texas grown grapes.

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From the Ground Up - The Chew On This Tour

Updated: 04/04/2013 - After many years of quietly going about their business of feeding our nation, and in fact the world, the Ag industry is engaging to tell their own story.

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From the Ground Up - Planting Corn

Updated: 03/14/2013 - It’s the middle of March and that means most Brazos Valley corn farmers have their 2013 corn crop in the ground and were able to benefit from the recent rain.

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From The Ground Up: Growing Wheat

Posted: 03/07/2013 - If you've driven in any of the rural areas in the Brazos Valley lately, you've probably noticed some beautiful green fields and pastures. Some of this is winter forage for cattle, and some of it is winter wheat or oats.

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Transparency in Production Agriculture

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.

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From the Ground Up - The Borlaug Institute

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.

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From the Ground Up - High Beef Prices

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.

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From the Ground Up: Beef Cattle Numbers

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.

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From the Ground Up - Agriculture’s Safety Net

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.

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From the Ground Up - The Fiscal Cliff and Agriculture

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.

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