Growing Urban Farmers teaches veterans how to use their skills to make a living from working the soil, improving their mental health along the way.
Pecan trees are dying across Central Texas during the second-hottest summer on record, prompting farmers to consider the future of the beloved state tree.
Fort Worth–based Harvest Returns offers new investment avenues into agricultural projects.
Protocol Farms near Bowie takes inspiration from Japanese methods of feeding Wagyu, which includes jazz playing through the speakers and cool pens.
Josh Eilers is a former U.S. Army ranger who founded Ranger Cattle in Austin, which specializes in pasture-raised Wagyu cattle.
Since 1941, a family company called Anodyne Wool has provided the raw material for uniforms in every branch of the military.
Third-generation owner Susannah Cronin opened the event space Amelia Farm & Market in Beaumont to save her family’s pecan orchard.
HB 590 wants only honey “exclusively” made in Texas to be labeled as “Texas honey,” but that’s not as sweet a deal as it seems.
From agriculture to industry, cowboy boots to queso, water is at the heart of everything we love about the state of Texas.
Twenty-something Annemarie Sullivan is a modern livestock farmer at the helm of the operation, connecting Texans with their food through sustainable practices.
Ranching has its own language, and specialty beef is no exception. Learn the difference between Kobe and Wagyu, and the grades, with this handy guide.
It's nowhere near as stringent as the Japanese system, leading some companies to come up with their own grading. R-C Ranch wants to see that change.
Through La Puerta del Sol, Mateo Herrera sells tortillas made with heirloom corn from nearby De Colores Farms, so folks can connect with ancestral food at home.
Thirty Years Ago, the First Wagyu Cows Came to the U.S. Now, the Industry Is Bigger Than Anyone Predicted.
Trade wars with Japan, $250 vials of semen, and livestock-filled airplanes all contributed to the still-growing industry of Wagyu beef today.
Meraki Meadows has been producing saffron for two years. The spice, which comes from the crocus flower, can sell for a minimum of $9,000 a pound.
Thanks to a bad outbreak of avian flu this year, turkey suppliers are raising prices and delivering fewer birds to restaurants before the holidays.
Far in the Panhandle, an upstart ag program at a small-town school has become a start-up business run by the students.
James Beard Award nominee Chris Williams wants to give the residents of Kendleton, a historically Black town in southeast Texas, job opportunities in agriculture.
According to a crop of producers, researchers, and geneticists, hemp is the future of the state's agriculture industry.
They’re cute, they’re charismatic, and they’re lil’. But these “posh pets” are still a lot of work.
He’s a fourth-generation watermelon farmer, he married the Texas Watermelon Queen, and he puts his face on every melon he sells.
Beau Burns doesn’t need limits on screen time, because his favorite place to be is out working in the field.
Bob Anderson says the self-inflicted title is for amusement only, but the quirky farmer sure seems serious about garlic.
The stats say yes, and small dairy farmers in Texas are betting on it. But alternative, plant-based milk isn’t going away anytime soon.
Today’s the deadline to apply for federal aid, but some experts say decreasing regulations and hiring more inspectors would be more useful.
CEO Jim Schwertner credits the persistent success of Capitol Land & Livestock to a data-driven algorithm.
In Matagorda, the Huebner Brothers Cattle Company has been leading a semiannual cattle drive for more than a hundred years.
A San Antonio start-up rewards regenerative agriculture with the help of companies looking to offset their greenhouse gas emissions.
Iron Ox, a San Francisco–area company with a Texas-bred CEO, builds greenhouses that use data to yield pretty produce.
There’s more to Texas cheese than queso. The unique terroir of the Lone Star State makes locally made cheese special—and major national manufacturers are taking notice.
The nascent industry is celebrating itself amid a series of setbacks, including having its most popular products deemed controlled substances by the state.
There's a new generation of pitmasters in Texas, and many of them aren't satisfied with simply doing things the same old way. (Though fear not, staunch traditionalists: plenty of them are.)
Vegans want to end the killing of animals. Scientists say livestock are accelerating climate change. COVID-19 is ravaging meat-packers. Texas beef is under fire—but all across the industry, from the pasture to the butcher case, a vision of more sustainable burgers and briskets is beginning to come into focus.
A year after the Legislature legalized farming the cannabis variant, big dreams for the new crop are withering.
As Texans flock to the hobby in record numbers, we convened a virtual staff roundtable to share tips.
After Widespread Rodeo Cancellations, an Online Community Has Emerged to Help Texas Students Sell Their Livestock
Facebook groups and online auction sites are helping junior exhibitors who didn’t get to show and sell at the Houston Rodeo and other events this year.
Nothing comes easy when you’re dividing up the countryside.
RIP, cheap guacamole.
That is some expensive steak.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Hungerford, seventeen-year-old Logan Goudeau and her community came together to save their livestock. By helicopter.
The day the fire came to the Franklin Ranch.
Welcome to the golden age of Texas barbecue.
After Texas Tech researchers discovered that windstorms may be spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria from local feedlots, public health experts stood up and took notice. So did the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
How long it will take the dreaded emerald ash borers to fully establish themselves in Texas? And how many native ash trees will they decimate?
Life along the Pedernales was everything one could hope for—until it wasn’t.
The embattled agricultural commissioner is being investigated by the Texas Rangers, which may have given casual observers déjà vu.
With the average age of Texas farmers on the rise, sustainable agriculture could be the key to attracting the next generation.
How a Koch brother and a Texas rancher got crosswise.
Taking stock of small-town stock shows.
Mason ISD launched a high school viticulture program to help create the next crop of Texas's grape growers.