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From the Ground Up - Woman's Lib Began on the Ranch

Updated: 09/20/2012 - The Women’s Liberation Movement is documented as having begun in the United States during the 1960s, however, many believe that it was implemented many years prior to that on ranches across the country.

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From the Ground Up - Back to AG Roots

Updated: 09/14/2012 - In this week's From the Ground Up we go down the road to Grimes County to visit with a woman who decided to return to her agricultural roots.

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From the Ground Up - Equal Opportunity On The Ranch

Updated: 09/06/2012 - This week we continue our focus on women in agriculture by visiting with a sixth generation Texan and rancher who says there was always equal opportunity for women on the ranch where she grew up.

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From the Ground Up - The Calf Lady

Updated: 08/30/2012 - Today, it’s not hard to find a child who doesn’t have any roots in agriculture; no grandparents with a farm, with no exposure to what life on a farm or ranch is life.

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From the Ground Up - The 2012 TAMU Beef Short Course

Updated: 08/23/2012 - Texas Agrilife Extension and the Texas A&M’s Animal Science Department on the College Station campus hosted the 58th Annual Beef Short Course this month that attracted over fourteen hundred beef producers from Texas, the U.S., and abroad.

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From the Ground Up - Extension of Current Farm Bill

Updated: 08/09/2012 - The current farm bill will expire on September 30 and while the press tends to focus on a very small part of the bill that is a safety net for agricultural producers, we talked with an economist who says that part of the bill is what insures the food security of the United States.

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From the Ground Up - U.S. Drought and the 2012 Farm Bill

Updated: 08/02/2012 - Last week the administrator of the Farm Service Agency that’s part of the USDA was in town to meet with local ag producers to discuss the new Farm Bill currently being debated in Washington.

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From the Ground Up - Evolution of a 100 Year Old Farm

Updated: 07/19/2012 - Farmers and ranchers in the Brazos Valley have traditionally grown three things; cattle, corn, and cotton, but there’s at least one very established family farm that’s diversified what they grow through the years

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From the Ground Up - Blue Bell’s Impact on Agriculture

Updated: 07/05/2012 - If you happened to enjoy a dip or two of Blue Bell Ice Cream during your Fourth of July activities, you might be surprised by the amount of agricultural inputs it takes to make your favorite flavor. Kailey Carey takes a look at Blue Bell’s impact on agriculture in this week’s From The Ground Up.

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From the Ground Up - Life On A Family Dairy

Updated: 07/03/2012 - “We start milking around five in the morning, about two hours worth of milking. At seven o’clock we should be done, but then there’s another hour of cleaning up and feeding up, you know just normal chores, and we’ll run in the house real quick and catch some breakfast.”

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From the Ground Up - A Renaissance In Agriculture

Updated: 06/21/2012 - Some recent college graduates have found the current job market to be soft, but emerging demand for agricultural products in developing countries like China and India have given job opportunities in agriculture a big boost, and a least one CEO of a major U.S. agricultural cooperative doesn’t see that demand lessening for quite some time.

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From the Ground Up - New Sorghums For Animal Forage

Updated: 06/14/2012 - Ricky Rice is a forage sorghum product manager , and says much of that has changed. In original sorghums, all the value was in the leaves and very little in the stems.

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From the Ground Up - Herbicide Resistant Weeds

Updated: 06/07/2012 - Since around 1998, most U.S. cotton and soybean crops, and then later corn crops, have been treated for weed control with an herbicide commonly referred to by its brand name Roundup.

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From the Ground Up - New Food Grade Sorghum Hybrid

Updated: 05/31/2012 - While corn, wheat, and rice continue to be the primary food grains that people consume, research into some food grade grain sorghums has produced a few commercially viable hybrids that can be used as an alternative in certain small markets.

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From the Ground Up - Bio-Energy Crops

Updated: 05/24/2012 - Research on alternative fuel sources has been ongoing for many years, and it now appears that in addition to providing the world’s food and fiber, farmers may be able to grow specialty bio-energy crops to make fuel as well.

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From the Ground Up: Bio-mass Fuel's Impact on Agriculture

Updated: 05/17/2012 - Texas A&M chemical engineers believe that the technology that turns biodegradable substances into fuel will become commercially viable in about ten years, and when that happens it will make a big impact on production agriculture.

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From the Ground Up: Bio-Mass Fuel

Updated: 05/10/2012 - For many years there’s been a lot of discussion about alternative fuels and a lot of research has been done on the subject, but a Texas A&M chemical engineer is very close to having a commercially viable process to convert bio-mass into gasoline and jet fuel.

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From the Ground Up - Opportunities In Agriculture

Updated: 05/03/2012 - Kids have always faced the proverbial question of “what do I want to be when I grow up”, but today it might be more like “what do I want to be when I grow up to make sure I can find a job.”

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From the Ground Up - Lean Finely Textured Beef

Updated: 04/26/2012 - There’s been a recent controversy over a product called lean finely textured beef, a product that’s been consumed for the last twenty years, but some inaccurate reporting coupled with the fact that it didn’t look the way people thought it would when it first came out in public created quite a stir.

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From the Ground Up - USDA and Ag Research

Updated: 04/12/2012 - Throughout history in production agriculture, farmers and ranchers have been pressed to do more with less, to make larger crop yields with less land in production, and to produce more pounds of meat protein with less rangeland, and they continue to do so.

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From the Ground Up - Agriculture's Need for Water

Updated: 07/06/2012 - Agriculture faces many challenges every year, from the weather, to insects, to weeds, but a bigger battle is shaping up as cities demand for water continues to grow

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