By Gene Hall
Change is good. A chance to update and refresh is exactly what’s needed every now and then.
That time has come for Texas Agriculture Talks. This column represents the final new entry of the long-running blog. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and reacting to Texas Agriculture Talks as much as we’ve enjoyed crafting the columns over the years.
When Mike Barnett and I started Texas Agriculture Talks 10 years ago, our goal was to challenge the “conventional wisdom” on agricultural issues. Mike is enjoying his retirement now, but he has my thanks for his tremendous contributions on this groundbreaking blog.
At the time, much of this conventional wisdom was not wise at all. It was hostile, aggressive and, frankly, wrong. In those early days, we got into some really spirited debates. I do think we’ve been successful in moving the needle. There is more widespread acceptance of the science of agriculture and there has been definite change in the way the media covers the science issues. There is still much controversy, but we are convinced we need to talk about the issues in a different way.
Although the blog is being discontinued, the issues that frequented this space are not. Join us in our continuing conversation on Texas Table Top.
We will continue to discuss issues of interest to Texas farmers and ranchers and to all consumers. Look for our entries twice a week—Tuesday and Friday—and I think you’ll like the dialogue and the broader platform that is Texas Table Top.
We still have so much to talk about. Texas agriculture is new, changing and ever-promising. The demands of Texas consumers must also be addressed. It’s a relationship. And like all relationships, it takes effort and commitment to be successful.
We’re committed to making Texas Table Top the source of information you’ve come to expect. Same interests. New location. Join our conversation!