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...

CAREER PROFILE: CATTLE ORDER BUYER On an unseasonably warm November morning in South Texas, Robert Smith stands on the catwalk above the cattle pens at Union Livestock Commission in Hondo. He will repeat this act in three more towns during the week, scouting cattle prior to...