Walk into any coffee shop, cotton gin, or feed store in rural America, and you are likely to hear local farmers and ranchers discussing the current political climate in their state capitals and in Washington, D.C. As our food production systems have become more complicated,...

So, you’re four months away from graduation, are you prepared to graduate? If you’re like the typical college student, the answer is probably no.  I totally get it. I was that girl. Graduating from undergrad and was feeling completely unprepared for the real world. Even...

Sometimes the best way to illuminate the truth about something is through honest storytelling. This is the story of tragic loss, friendship, a love for the beef industry, and a two-week trip to Montana.   THE FRIEND   Lanse T. Fox was raised in Kaufman, Texas, a small...

Many Americans are familiar with Eli Whitney, and although his work had varied implications on mechanical efficiencies around the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, it is the cotton gin for which he is famous. In 1793, Whitney filed a patent on a mechanized cotton gin...

CAREER PROFILE: AGRICULTURE ATTORNEY As with any commercial enterprise, navigating the often-complex legal waters of business can be an overwhelming task. If legal issues are ignored, the business owner may face onerous repercussions down the road; tackling them alone is risky and detracts from the focus...