The cold snap that hit DFW on Tuesday morning means more than just dragging out the winter coat again. For farmers, the freeze threat has been all about saving this year’s crops.
Farming in the city is not just a trend. For elementary school students in northeast Dallas, it is a way of life.
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.
Oil has lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across Texas, a symbiosis nurtured for generations and built on an honor code that allowed agriculture to thrive while oil was extracted.
Organic farmer Marie Tedei spent Wednesday evening covering nearly two acres of her crops. This marks the third time this week she’s gone through the drill.
The worst drought in the U.S. in decades may be leveling off or even easing ever so slightly in some lucky locales, federal weather forecasters announced Thursday in a report of little comfort for farmers and ranchers already tallying this year’s losses.
Farming and ranching is attracting fewer young people. The most recent data shows that farm operators over the age of 65 outnumber those under the age of 35 by a 6-to-1 ratio.
Moss Haven Elementary School in Dallas is celebrating its history by unveiling a series of sub-irrigation systems that will form a new educational program about agriculture and the environment.
Texas agriculture officials say estimated crop and livestock losses from the blistering drought are a record $5.2 billion.
Texas cattle rancher Charles Kothman is down to six calves and their mothers after selling off 80 animals in recent months.
Days of triple-digit heat sucked the moisture from the soil. Farmers now walk through rows of sunbaked and stunted stalks amid a record drought.
More American farmers are expected to plant cotton this year as prices remain high.