Tag Archives: Farming
West Texas ranchers are broadening their income streams to keep their cattle operations afloat.
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
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
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.
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
A part of Arizona’s history all but disappeared when the United States-Mexico border was created about 160 years ago. Recently, National Parks and museums on both sides of the border have begun working together to revitalize and preserve a living … 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