Agriculture

When the Dust Settles

Aug 24, 2016 By Eva Hershaw

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.

Meet the Beetle

Jun 22, 2016 By Wes Ferguson

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?

The Future of Farming

Mar 29, 2016 By Priyanka Mody

With the average age of Texas farmers on the rise, sustainable agriculture could be the key to attracting the next generation.

Great Planes

Nov 12, 2015 By Loren Steffy

The real-life adventures of Leland Snow, the Thomas Edison of agricultural aviation.

The Hangover

Sep 17, 2015 By Eric Benson

Chip Tate built Balcones into one of the country’s most innovative whiskey distilleries. But last year he lost the company in a bitter clash with his investors. Now he’s starting from scratch—again.

Reign of Terroir

Sep 17, 2015 By Jordan Mackay

A decade and a half after I wrote about the poor quality of Texas wines for this magazine, Lone Star vintners are starting to turn heads.

Drink Like a Texan

Sep 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Texans are a thirsty bunch, and our drinks package has everything you need to imbibe like Sam Houston's watching.

A Mighty Wind

May 7, 2015 By Eric Benson

In drought-ravaged West Texas, cotton farmers find good omens in unlikely places.

Consider the Chicken

Feb 3, 2015 By Sterry Butcher

The competition at the Big Bend Livestock Show is fierce. But treat your animal right and you might get to be number four with a pullet.

Chicken Fried State

Nov 12, 2013 By James McWilliams

How a lowly cut of beef—breaded, spiced, and fried to order—was transformed into a vessel for the modern food system.

Shell Game

Aug 12, 2013 By James McWilliams

How rapidly increasing Chinese demand for our native nut is transforming the pecan industry.