Tag Archives: Agriculture

Some in Agriculture Industry Hesitant about NAFTA renegotiation

Last week President Trump released a 17-page outline of proposed changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement. And just this week Texas Representative Mike Conaway discussed the matter at a House Committee on Agriculture, where industry leaders sounded off.

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Texas Families Find Financial Stability in Nature-Related Tourism

Around 76% of land in Texas is ranch and farm land and nearly all of it is family-owned. Over time, ranching has changed; nowadays, in most cases, it is no longer possible for ranchers and farmers to meet the costs … Continue reading

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Shot Across The Bow: Mexico Considers Boycott Of U.S. Corn

MEXICO CITY—Every weekday, Antonio Godinez Vera turns imported American corn into feed for Mexican livestock. Some of that U.S. corn is also used to make tortillas, a staple of the Mexican diet. Corn is also a symbol of Mexico itself. … Continue reading

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Texas agriculture experts: Mexico may retaliate if U.S. imposes tariffs

Texas agricultural producers say if the White House slaps a tariff on Mexican products, the state’s farmers and ranchers — as well as Texas consumers — could suffer from a Mexican retaliation against U.S. exports. Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump said the … Continue reading

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With Lack of Details, Border Landowners Contemplate What a Wall Would Mean

This story was originally broadcast on a special episode of the Texas Standard called “The Wall”, an hour-long look at the prospect for an expanded border wall under the incoming Trump Administration. Gov. Greg Abbott has described parts of the muddy … Continue reading

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West Texans Get In on Growing Texas Wine Industry

At Cathedral Mountain Vineyard in Alpine, volunteer grape-picker Susan Howard wants her title on the record. “Susan Howard, number one picker,” she laughs. “Be sure to put that down.” Howard is one of about sixty people who woke up early on … Continue reading

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Texas Farmworker: 1966 Strike ‘Was Like Heading Into War’

In the summer of 1966, farmworkers staged a historic march across Texas to protest low wages and poor working conditions. Fifty years later, some of them are telling their stories for the first time.

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The Biggest Winery In Texas Thrives In The Desert

The Texas wine industry’s been growing in recent years – with new tasting rooms and vineyards popping up in the hill country and across the state. When you think about Texas wine, you’re probably imaging a quaint little roadside farm … Continue reading

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End of the Road for the Tumbleweed?

You’re driving on the interstate on a windy West Texas day and all of a sudden out of the corner of your eye, you see something barreling across the road.  Before you can react, it hits your car.  You’ve just … Continue reading

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Balmorhea Water: A Family Divides Over Water Sales To Permian Basin

The 75 heirs of a legacy Texas homesteading family are divided. One side wants to keep the water under a total of 11 thousand acres just north of Balmorhea, the other side is selling their water for fracking. It’s a scenario … Continue reading

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