Tag Archives: Ranching
West Texas ranchers are broadening their income streams to keep their cattle operations afloat.
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
Farmers and ranchers who have been battling the drought for years have found themselves sitting on an increasingly valuable resource – their own underground water. Now, a case over water rights that will resonate across the southwest is before the … Continue reading
It has been 22 years since the racing violins and xylophonic beats of composer Aaron Copland’s “Hoe-Down” from his ballet “Rodeo” poured out of television sets, making “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.” one of the most recognizable advertising campaigns of … Continue reading
State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon spoke to a room full of ranchers from across the southwest on Thursday, with this message: careful how you use that water. Ranchers were gathered in Alpine for an annual meeting of the Society for … Continue reading
The Railroad Commission of Texas will meet Monday morning to consider an issue of huge importance to landowners across Texas. It has to do with how the state oversees energy companies that need access to private land. At issue at the hearing will … Continue reading
Texas ranchers are voting this week on a proposed new marketing program for the state’s beef industry. Most of the industry’s big players back the measure, and it seems likely to pass. Ranchers have already been paying into national marketing … Continue reading