The recent ice and snow storms and rains — not the drought — have kept farmer John Paul Dineen from planting his largest cash crop: corn. Dineen will readily admit, his fields are a mess filled with weeds and mud.
One focus of the Texas Department of Agriculture is feeding the hungry. The department’s Texans Feeding Texans program awards grants to organizations to help offset the cost of getting surplus food products to Texas food banks.
Cold temperatures that were damaging for North Texas farmers in April could be even more devastating in May. Some of the crops are already too tall to cover.
Looming large in the lame-duck session is the need for President Obama and Congress to figure out how to avoid the double economic hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts.
Good news if pecans are a part of your favorite holiday recipes, Texas pecan growers are expecting a bumper crop this year.
Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.
Modern-day photographer Steve Liss has taken 43 TIME magazine covers. However, his latest subjects are a group that’s moved out of the spotlight: the 50 million Americans, millions of those Texans, who live in poverty.
A Central Texas river authority said Friday that Hill Country lakes fell short of levels sufficient to provide irrigation water to downriver rice farmers.
The talk of the day among rice farmers is Iraq’s decision not to buy U.S. rice, a stinging move that adds to a stressful year punctuated by drought.
A Mississippi man has been charged with selling hay to farmers in Texas over the Internet. Authorities say the problem is James Darin Hoffman had no hay.
Many North Texas farmers are fighting to survive the drought and keep their animals alive. Friday, a local group got some help from the north.
The worst drought in Texas history is now leading to a fight for water in parts of southeast Dallas County.