IF YOU GIVE A COW A COOKIE…   If you’ve ever raised livestock or helped a friend fill a deer feeder, chances are you’ve bought or handled feed. Once you’ve fumbled with the top of the bag for a few seconds trying to decide which side of...

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...