May is National Beef Month!

Farmers, ranchers, processors – the beef industry involves thousands of Americans, all of whom have an important role to play in keeping food on families’ tables and keeping our economy strong. According to USDA, cattle production is expected to account for 17 percent of the of the $391 billion in total cash receipts for agricultural commodities for 2021. The United States is both the world’s largest producer and largest consumer of beef. Beef is an important source of nutrients that are vital for supporting good health, such as protein, Vitamin B12, zinc, iron, phosphorus, and selenium. And its not just about hamburger and steak: foods containing gelatin (including ice cream and marshmallows), chewing gum, medicines, and soaps are among the many derivative products that rely upon the beef industry.

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Agriculture Shows
Featuring members of Congress, federal and state officials, ag and food leaders, farmers, and roundtable panelists for debates and discussions.
Host Ben Bailey hops in the tractor cab, giving farmers 10 minutes to answer as many questions and grab as much cash as they can for their local FFA chapter.
How do you narrow down the best-of-the-best “Texas Country Reporter” episodes across 50 seasons and hundreds of episodes? We didn’t know where to start! Instead, we turned to the expert—TCR host Bob Phillips himself—for help with this special collection of episodes, “TCR Classics: Bob’s Picks.”
Journey into lives of two hard-working farm families to see the risks, rewards, and funny shenanigans that take place every day. From cat-fishing and watermelon smashing and pig chasing and go-cart racing—there is never a dull moment on these family farms. We’ll also get a modern look at the newest cutting-edge farming techniques that are revolutionizing the industry and providing a greener and more sustainable way to grow.
Honest conversation about agriculture’s biggest issues: technology, policy, labor, etc. Nothing is off-limits.