Texas Table Top—Celebrating the foods, places and people of the Lone Star State.

The Texas cattle industry provides high-quality beef to consumers.

Cowabunga! Texas brings the beef!

By Julie Tomascik A cow here. A cow there. Cows everywhere! That’s because Texas is the top beef-producing state in the nation, and raising cattle is the largest part of Texas agriculture. What does that mean for you as a consumer? Tasty, flavorful beef in all forms on your table. Did you know one 1,300-lb. [...]

Reuben Sliders

By Kelly Bogard I love holidays. Not any one in particular, but any of them. It's a chance for me to cook something unique to represent the day. And St. Patrick's Day is no exception. From Soda Bread to Cabbage, there are great recipes for this holiday. And although the Reuben isn't considered a classic [...]

Meat is an essential part of a healthy diet

By Shala Watson Meat. It’s still the center of the table in my home. Despite the fact that meat consumption has dropped more than 14 percent in the U.S. over the past decade, according to a recent study by Texas A&M University. Why is it the main part of my meals? Because meat—beef, chicken, turkey [...]

Innovation–one conversation at a time

By Gary Joiner It’s interesting how a conversation between two people can impact thousands. It was 1971. A personal friend of Gary Vermeer told him that he intended to sell his cow-calf business. The friend was tired of the hassles of baling hay and finding dependable hired hands to help put up the square bales. [...]

Celebrating a happy, healthy Fourth of July

The temperature is rising. The days are getting longer. The Fourth of July is right around the corner. This time of year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate not only our country's independence, but also our great state. You can visit one of our many state parks, a local lake or, my personal favorite, [...]