If you look at a graph of planet earth’s population, you’ll see a graph shaped like a hockey stick. Because of radical medical breakthroughs in the last 150 years — antibiotics and vaccines to name just two — the population of the planet has been rising exponentially. And as it does, humans have been forced to invent more efficient agricultural technologies, finding new ways to make more food.
In fact, the rising global population will require mankind to produce 70% more food by 2050. And that makes Texas one of the most important states in the union. Sure, California currently leads the nation in agricultural cash receipts, but several other factors make the Lone Star State uniquely placed to represent the United States in the decades to come.
Not only is Texas a part of the changing demographic fa