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About Jessica Domel

Field Editor Texas Farm Bureau As a farmer's daughter and granddaughter, I believe life is best experienced on the farm. I believe Texas agriculture is the backbone of our economy, and we should be proud to show our Texas roots. Follow Jessica on Twitter.

Five reasons to visit the State Fair of Texas

It’s that time of year, y’all. The State Fair of Texas is back with all its fried food goodness, exciting experiences and exhibition of some of our state’s finest livestock. In short, it’s my favorite time of the year. Here’s five reasons why: 1. The Big Texas Choice Awards. Each year, the vendors from the [...]

October 10, 2017|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Featured, Texas Agriculture|0 Comments

Changing the tax code

By Jessica Domel I hate doing my taxes. It’s not that I’m against paying my fair share to ensure our cities and government are funded. It’s that the American tax code is a complicated mess that most people don’t understand. If you ask me, the time is ripe for changing the tax code. In fact, [...]

Growing fruitful crops and children

By Jessica Domel As thousands of Texas school children head back to their classrooms, I can’t help but think about this wonderful crop our nation is growing. Our students today are our future tomorrow. Like the seeds we plant for corn, cotton, sorghum and more, children must be nurtured properly in order to grow and [...]

Why does trade matter?

By Jessica Domel In just a few short weeks, officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will sit down to renegotiate a multi-billion-dollar trade deal–the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But what does that mean for you and me? Why does trade matter? 1) Availability. Whether a specific fruit or vegetable is in season [...]

Our role in decreasing food waste

By Jessica Domel A lemon here. Half a pizza there. A banana somewhere in between. Have you ever stopped to think about how much food is wasted in your household each year? It might be more than you think. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans waste between 30 and 40 percent of the [...]

June 27, 2017|Categories: Featured, Tips & Tools|Tags: , , , |0 Comments