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Shepherd’s Pie

By Kelly Bogard The hustle and bustle of the holidays sometimes gets to me. I love sitting down for family meals, but they seem few and far between right now. During a time when we're trying to fit in every fun activity and visit with neighbors and friends, it's tough to sit down to a [...]

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 [...]

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

By Kelly Bogard There's just something about a nice warm cup of cocoa on a cold winter night. Rich and creamy chocolate warmed with sweet fluffy marshmallows is one of my favorite cold weather treats. It's also something I look forward to every year. This simple recipe serves as a way to stay warm and [...]

The importance of land values

By Gary Joiner Land values haven’t fared well across the U.S. compared to a year ago. Analysts say the situation in Texas is better than in most states, but increases in land values in 2016 are less than those of recent years. Double-digit increases have been replaced by growth of only 2.75 percent. Pastureland values [...]

Top 5 reasons to be thankful for agriculture

By Julie Tomascik ’Tis the season of giving. The season to be thankful. And a time of reflection. The Thanksgiving holiday means many things to many folks. Oftentimes, those link back to agriculture and the farm and ranch families—like those in the Lone Star State. They care for Mother Nature’s most precious resources. Consider the [...]

Staff Picks: The Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

By Kelly Bogard Who doesn't love a good turkey sandwich? Okay, so there are a few of you out there who prefer ham. But the great thing is both will likely be readily available the day after Thanksgiving in a kitchen near you. And on those turkey or ham sandwiches there are a variety of [...]