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Transformation Tuesday: Seeds to sauce

Aug 25, 15 Transformation Tuesday: Seeds to sauce

By Jessica Domel

When it comes to agriculture, even small things make a big difference. Take sesame seeds for example. They’re so small, you could fit several on the head of a pencil eraser, but they play a big role in the lives of many Texas farmers.

Sesame is a drought, heat and insect tolerant crop, which makes it great for farmers like Chad Busse in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Weekday Waffles

Aug 21, 15 Weekday Waffles

By Kelly Bogard

What an amazing summer. Lots of sunshine, smiles and happiness at my house. I love the longer hours of daylight and the weekends filled with giggles and fun. But now I’m exhausted and ready to get back into the routine of school. Somehow, I don’t think Butters is quite as ready for the fun to come to an end.

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10 things I learned growing up on the farm

Aug 18, 15 10 things I learned growing up on the farm

By Julie Tomascik

Lessons are planned. New school clothes have been bought. Practices have started.

It’s time. Summer is coming to an end and students are getting ready to head back to school. To the classroom. Where they learn textbook essentials—math, science and reading. Things they’ll use for years to come.

But agriculture’s classroom taught me skills beyond the books. Handy tricks, life lessons and how to think outside of the box.

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Corn Fritters

Aug 14, 15 Corn Fritters

By Kelly Bogard

Drive through the country and you’ll see combines rolling through seas of gold. That can only mean one thing. It’s corn harvest time in Central Texas.

It’s a busy season for farmers. And they’re working long hours. Prepping equipment early in the morning. Harvesting late into the night. And moving from field to field during the day.

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Beat the buzzwords

Aug 11, 15 Beat the buzzwords

Non-GMO. Biotech free. All natural. Seems like shoppers are bombarded with a host of food labels enticing us with the latest buzzword. But how many labels tell the truth about what’s in our food?

I see foods labeled “GMO free” when I know there was no GMO in the product to begin with. It’s a marketing gimmick, pure and simple. And it’s misleading. As consumers, we deserve better than that.

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