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From the Ground Up - Texas Pecan

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.

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From the Ground Up - The Texas Pecan

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.

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From the Ground Up - Harvest

Updated: 10/11/2012 - It’s harvest time and the Brazos Valley has always been noted for the three Cs, corn, cotton, and cattle, and while cattle numbers are down, it looks like corn and cotton yields are some of the best ever.

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From the Ground Up - Stand up For Agriculture

Updated: 10/04/2012 - As we take a final look at women involved in agriculture, we visit with a young woman who grew up in a big city and had absolutely no roots or connection to a farm or ranch.

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From the Ground Up - Preserving A Legacy

Updated: 09/27/2012 - It’s not abnormal for a person to choose a new career path, but for a woman to leave a successful career in the fashion industry to go and run a cow/calf operation is a bit unusual.

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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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