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

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

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, [...]

Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Kelly Bogard Roadside stands and farmers markets are the place to be this time of year. The sights, sounds and people make for a fun trip. And the tasty fruits, vegetables and goodies are the perfect take-aways! There’s a lot to love about Texas. And our abundance of farmers markets is one of them! [...]

Agriculture is just as American as baseball

By Justin Green It’s the bottom of the 9th. Your team has the bases loaded, down one run with their best hitter walking to the plate. You smell the popcorn. See the peanut vendor. And watch the pitcher nod to the catcher. You’re on the edge of your seat thinking about that pitch. Not about [...]