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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, [...]

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 [...]

Feral hogs root up our family’s farm

By Lindsay Kimbrell The hog debate has really gotten hot the last couple of months, and I don’t understand why. Since when did so many care about a feral hog? But farmers and ranchers like myself do. We care about the damage they cause and the crops they destroy. We’ve been trying for years in [...]

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 [...]