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Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, News Releases, Your Texas Agriculture Minute




Praise God and bless the farmers this Thanksgiving

By Gene Hall

America is a lucky nation. Our food system is about abundance, variety and choice. How many of us really consider how that cornucopia appears on grocery shelves?

Think about it this Thanksgiving. God has showered our nation with abundant natural resources. Farmers and ranchers wisely use these treasures to grow our food.

But that journey from field to plate is an obstacle course. Bugs, disease, drought, floods. All must be contended with. A hail storm can destroy a promising crop in minutes. Prices fluctuate. Markets close. Regulators over regulate.

It isn't easy being a farmer or a rancher. They may be beaten down year after year. Yet they always come back. Why?

It’s a love for the land. And the soil. Watching things grow. Putting their skills and knowledge to work so others may eat.

So when you pray with your family this Thanksgiving Day, praise God for sure. And say a little blessing for the farmers and ranchers who provide.

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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