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About Cindy Wennin

Cindy Wennin is the Senior Graphic Designer for Texas Farm Bureau.

At the Copa, Copacabana

By Amanda Hill I’m a Texan through-and-through, but I was bit by the travel bug pretty early on. I’d like to think I’m not the average tourist. I much prefer scouring a city to find where the locals hang out. The best find is a hole-in-the-wall, authentic café, rather than the Mickey D’s that seem [...]

April 19, 2011|Categories: Beef, Featured, Food Prices|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Barbecue: To sauce or not?

By Nathan Smith Bluebonnets, the Alamo and barbecue. True Texans know and can appreciate all three and, as a true Texan, I consider myself a reasonably knowledgeable evaluator of the latter. I’ve consumed my fair share over the years and then some. My experience tells me that good barbecue sauce is often not fully appreciated. [...]

April 12, 2011|Categories: Beef, Featured|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

What’s fueling food prices? (part 1 of 4)

The following posts ran as an article in the Spring 2011 issue of Texas Farm Bureau’s Texas Neighbors publication. Other resources on food prices include a video and a three-part audio series found here: part 1, part 2, part 3. We all know the feeling—standing at the grocery store check-out, checkbook in hand, waiting for the [...]

March 30, 2011|Categories: Food Prices|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Price to the farmer (food prices, part 2 of 4)

Read part 1 of 4 Farmers and ranchers are an essential part of the food production process. Without them, we wouldn’t just be without fresh fruits and vegetables, but also our favorite cereals, dairy products and protein-packed cuts of meat. As with all business owners, farmers rely on the market to determine a fair price [...]

March 30, 2011|Categories: Food Prices|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Price at the pump (food prices, part 3 of 4)

Read part 2 of 4 Fuel is a major expense for most Americans and especially for farmers and ranchers. They depend on fuel to run their tractors. Petroleum is the seedstock for synthetic fertilizers to grow healthy crops, and fuel powers the trucks that transport their goods from the field to the store. “The biggest [...]

March 30, 2011|Categories: Food Prices|Tags: |0 Comments