Friday, January 15, 2021



Decades of federal land discrimination motivates farmer to mentor

Donnie McCrary’s youthful eyes and ears witnessed the outdoor altercation. His father, Turner McCrary, confronted land owner Sam Grice about receiving minimum wage. It’s...

The rural politician pushing an agriculture, academic-driven agenda

It’s hard to picture the 25- to 30-year-old pecan grove’s potential at first glance. Thick, heavily twisted vines; random roadside debris; and scattered leaves from...

Gardener Ruth West’s tips for turning a backyard into a business

She cares for her mints over here. Spices over there. Fruit trees — guava, peach, pear, banana, apple and persimmons — back over yonder. “It’s a pretty...

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