Severe freezes have brought the state’s once-booming olive oil industry to its knees. But passionate farmers keep hope alive for solutions.
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.
Protocol Farms near Bowie takes inspiration from Japanese methods of feeding Wagyu, which includes jazz playing through the speakers and cool pens.
Third-generation owner Susannah Cronin opened the event space Amelia Farm & Market in Beaumont to save her family’s pecan orchard.
The author of Goodbye to a River and two-time National Book Award finalist helped create the magazine’s Country Notes column.
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.
Some Texas taquerias have increased prices due to the egg shortage, so we’ve compiled a list of great eggless breakfast tacos in case you’re starting to feel the pinch.
Relentless Rains, Bedeviled Bureaucrats, and Misplaced Mollusks: The Ill-fated Launch of Texas’s First Oyster Farm
Brad Lomax was stoked until he found himself fighting Mother Nature and supervising 1.5 million babies.
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.
James Beard Award nominee Chris Williams wants to give the residents of Kendleton, a historically Black town in southeast Texas, job opportunities in agriculture.
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.
Near Fort Stockton, Hoven Riley has been quietly growing more than 20,000 of the prized plants, which are being illicitly uprooted from public and private lands to meet a growing demand.
On a farm in Grimes County, one man unexpectedly stumbled upon his life’s passion—double-aught, two-fisted, skull-and-crossbones, hot pickled carrots.
A New Braunfels man isn’t quite sure that he has a firm grasp on this fundamental aspect of Texas rural life.
A toxic herbicide used in cotton fields is devastating vineyards on the High Plains, endangering the state’s $13 billion wine business. Grape farmers have banded together to fight back.
After losing her daughter and a close friend, Sunny Huang brought the benefits of this "miracle tree" to Texas.
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.
A year after the Legislature legalized farming the cannabis variant, big dreams for the new crop are withering.
TransCanada announced that construction of the Texas-Oklahoma segment of its pipeline will begin shortly—immediately prompting a backlash from environmentalists and conservative landowners alike.
Many Texas farmers are on the cusp of retirement, but young people don't seem eager to replace them.
A cool, brilliantly blue day in early February found me driving north from Austin on a sort of pilgrimage. I was going to see John Graves, the writer and gentleman farmer, now 73 years old, at his place on four hundred acres of rocky blackland prairie near Glen Rose.My visit
Battles over the river’s precious waters are pulling in everyone from pecan growers in Central Texas to shrimpers in Matagorda Bay, not to mention thirsty cities like San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Who will be left high and dry?
Why farmers and big-city folk are at war over water. Plus: Jane Nelson for comptroller?
When country hunk Billy Ray Cyrus his megahit “Achy Breaky Heart” in 1992, country dancing—or at least a modern version of it—returned to vogue. Cyrus’ novelty song was released with a video that showed a line dance specifically created for the song, and—in a flashback to the Urban Cowboy craze of
The wettest spell in memory has given the people who live in West Texas an unfamiliar topic of conversation.
Yesterday those onions and carrots were in the ground. Today they’re on your table, thanks to Texas’ bountiful roadside fruit and vegetable stands.
Skinner Brown, a 63-year-old farmer and business man, was a pillar of his small-town society until he was busted for possessing $12 million worth of marijuana.
The last best way to see the real Texas.
People still think of cotton as a Dixieland crop, but the heart of the nation’s production is on the dry, flat, and windswept High Plains of Texas.
Miles from their nearest neighbors, beset by drought, debt, insects, and government, Panhandle farmers gamble everything to keep alive a tradition they can’t abandon.
Texas is cattle, oil, Stetsons, peaches, branding irons . . . peaches?
When another farmer goes broke his neighbors thank God it wasn’t them; then they wonder when their turn is coming.
The pioneers who came to tame the West met their match in the land of ‘Giant.’