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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.

Do potatoes grow on trees?

By Jessica Domel Have you ever had a moment that made you stop, think and shake the cobwebs out of your mind before answering? As a farm girl, I frequently have those moments. You see, people like to ask me questions about where their food comes from. And I love to answer. Normally, the answers [...]

Trade, immigration, taxes: Do lawmakers care what we think?

By Jessica Domel Our state and national lawmakers are back in office and already making changes that can affect us now and well into the future. But do they really care what we think? The short answer is yes. Of course they do. Why? Because without us–the voters–our lawmakers may or may not return to [...]

My Texan ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’

By Jessica Domel I’ve had the Twelve Days of Christmas stuck in my head for three days, except it’s not really the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas–mainly because I can never remember anything past the “Five Golden Rings.” You see, I have a sort of Texas “Twelve Days of Christmas” stuck in my head. It goes a little [...]

Talking to Farmers 101

By Jessica Domel At the county fair, coffee shop or in the field, Texas farmers are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. They'll shake your hand, look you in the eye and share their story with you. But what if talking "agriculture" seems a bit intimidating? Here are a few tips to get [...]

Transformation Tuesday: Soybeans

By Jessica Domel If you take medication, bake, eat salad or cereal, soybeans play a role in your life. Not only are the beans used to make items like soy cheese and milk, they’re also used in a wide spectrum of other products. Soybean oil, for example, is used to make margarine, salad dressing and [...]