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Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, Your Texas Agriculture Minute




'Tis the season of giving thanks

By Gene Hall

It’s the season of giving, and the season to be thankful.

We are a nation built on freedom with many blessings. Many contribute to our unique culture. Like our farmers and ranchers.

Because of them, and others, we have astounding variety and choice on our grocery store shelves and our plates. So think about it this Thanksgiving as you dig into your holiday feast.

We are blessed with resources. Our farmers and ranchers use those to grow our food, even with obstacles like pests, drought, wildfires and hurricanes. Prices fluctuate. Markets close. Regulators over regulate.

It isn’t easy being in agriculture. But farmers and ranchers plant, grow and nurture year after year.

They have a passion for the land, the soil and watching things grow. They use their skills and knowledge to provide the necessities—food, clothing, shelter and fuel—for everyone.

This holiday season be thankful for our many blessings. Give thanks for what we have, and don’t forget our farmers and ranchers.

The preceding commentary is brought to you by Texas Farm Bureau, the “Voice of Texas Agriculture.” Called “Your Texas Agriculture Minute,” TFB will issue thought-provoking editorials each week—via print and audio—to spark understanding of agriculture in the Lone Star State and its impact on each and every Texan.

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