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Van Weldon in the Houston Chronicle

Van Weldon in the Houston Chronicle

Van Weldon owner of Wood Duck Farm holds a flat of Celosia as he and his employees prepare for their “Farm Fall Festival”, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Cleveland. Weldon sells his farm goods at the Saturday Urban Harvest Farmers Market and is opening his...
Wood Duck Farms in the Cleveland Advocate

Wood Duck Farms in the Cleveland Advocate

A late seasonal freeze can be a devastating blow to farmers whose livelihoods depend on the sale of produce. This is why many corporate farms, which sell mass quantities of corn, soybeans and other products, have resorted to the use of genetically modified seeds when...
Wood Duck Farms in the Houston Press

Wood Duck Farms in the Houston Press

In 1982, Van Weldon, a young salesman adept at buying rounds and selling tractors in Abilene bars, dropped out of business school and set out to dig up some money. In those days in West Texas, plowing corn rows grew a few dollars, but digging deeper often uncorked a...