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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.

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 [...]

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What does it take to be a farmer?

By Jessica Domel Coming from a farm family, I often think about the many skills I learned while on the farm. It made me think, “What does it take to be a farmer?” 1) Farmers have to be scientists. They have to know if a particular crop will do well in the soil they’re working [...]

Why we need farmers

By Jessica Domel If you stop by any garden center, you can buy the seeds, load up your soil and even buy nutrients to help your garden grow. So, why do we need large-scale farms? I’ve heard these questions asked a number of times, especially as the locavore movement gained traction. If I can grow [...]

Texas farmers share their tips for selecting good fruit

By Jessica Domel Squeeze. Thump. Sniff. I’ve seen, and tried, it all. But what is truly the best way to pick good produce for your family? How do you get the best bang for your buck? Today, our Texas farmers share their tips for selecting good fruit. When checking out grapefruit, look for a nice, [...]

Flat Friends help students engage with Texas agriculture

By Jessica Domel For the past few weeks, 23 elementary school students from the San Antonio area have followed me throughout my day-to-day life, learning about Texas agriculture. But instead of having the children board a bus each day, our connection is made digitally thanks to an eight-inch tall man with a bright red tie. [...]