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.
A single case of COVID-19 was all it took to bring Houston's favorite celebration to its knees.
Actress Zooey Deschanel and her husband, entrepreneur Jacob Pechenik, launch an Austin-based effort to help you grow your own vegetables.
Nothing comes easy when you’re dividing up the countryside.
Life on the ranch was hard enough already, and full of uncertainty. Then a string of dead calves turned up, and everything pointed to murder. But why? And how? A Longview mystery.
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.
A tale of love and loss on the Plains.
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 great trail drives head for the last roundup.
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.
The real-life adventures of Leland Snow, the Thomas Edison of agricultural aviation.
How the drought led to a revival of America’s only native caffeinated drink.
The short answer: Maybe, but it’s not likely to succeed.
Isha Datar of non-profit New Harvest outlines what she believes could change the meat industry.
These six splendid wineries are setting the standard for Texas viticulture.
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.
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.
The founder of Austin’s maverick Jester King Brewery talks about his big new project.
These eight breweries—as scenic as they are savory—are creating quite the buzz.
Texans are a thirsty bunch, and our drinks package has everything you need to imbibe like Sam Houston's watching.
A wine that showcases the terroir and climate of cool nights in the High Plains.
The deep fryer defender’s social media profile has since deleted the threatening image.
Texas is poised to become a major player in the olive industry.
Late-risers and night owls: can they interest you in an A1 Thick and Hearty Burger instead?
In drought-ravaged West Texas, cotton farmers find good omens in unlikely places.
All hail these golden spheres of goodness.
More than 1,100 calves have vanished into thin Panhandle air. Poof, gone. Looking at the numbers of this landmark cattle theft.
In a new video for PETA that spoofs his own Boyhood, Linklater explains why spending the past thirty years as a vegetarian has been such a great decision for him.
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.
Brave new hogs.
Should be a meaty ad campaign as they beef up their marketing presence for tender audiences.
Spoiler alert: It's gross.
The Lubbock pre-teens spend six months a year showing their prize goats at livestock competitions throughout the state.
The man behind the Texas 1015.
Where tequila comes from.
It’s not all sweetness and light in the grapefruit groves of the Rio Grande Valley.
How a lowly cut of beef—breaded, spiced, and fried to order—was transformed into a vessel for the modern food system.
Corn maze + Willie's braids and guitar = pure Texas.
How rapidly increasing Chinese demand for our native nut is transforming the pecan industry.
After the deadliest industrial accident in American history, the people of Texas City were angry—at the government, not the company that caused the catastrophe
Did a genetically modified grass kill a herd of Texas cattle, or were they just another casualty of the ongoing drought?