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A ranch hand drives cattle. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Ag Commissioner: Cattle Rustling Crimes On The Rise

Today’s Texas rancher not only faces the challenges of a lingering drought but must still battle the age-old problem of cattle rustling — a problem that has plagued the industry for more than a century.

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2013

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Agriculture Is Aging

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.

06/04/2012

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Hunt County Ranch To Receive Special Donation

A woman is donating a white buffalo bull to a Hunt County ranch following the slaughter of white buffalo calf.

05/12/2012

A cowboy on horseback controls cattle during a cattle drive. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas State Officials Will Help Ranchers Rebuild Drought-Damaged Herds

Texas agriculture officials will travel the state in coming months to help ranchers wanting to rebuild their herds after the heavy selloffs in the driest year on record.

03/13/2012

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North Texas Farmers Welcome Hay Donations

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.

10/14/2011

Water drops out of a tap. (credit: Lars Baron/Getty Images)

West Texas Town Teeters On Drying Up

The worst Texas drought since the 1950s has the ranching town of Robert Lee facing a prospect they’ve never encountered before — no water.

08/18/2011