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By Haley Herzog What can be served cold or hot and is stacked with layers of Texas-grown foods? Ah yes, the sandwich. It can be savory or sweet. Hearty or light. Crispy, juicy and everything in between. August is National Sandwich Month and what better way to celebrate than taking a bite out of a [...]

Watermelon Fruit Leather

By Kelly Bogard Nothing makes a hot day better than a cold slice of watermelon. And it's a treat enjoyed by all ages here in Texas. The only drawback is watermelon can be messy to eat. But I have a recipe to enjoy the flavor without all the mess. For Watermelon Fruit Leather, you will need... [...]

A taste of Texas

By Haley Herzog Pride in our state, determination and southern hospitality—it’s what everyone loves about Texas. And our unique culture is rooted in agriculture. But what makes Texas agriculture so special other than the people? Our diversity. With 254 counties, you’re sure to see different crops, farming practices and various livestock. One thing that’s always [...]

Back-to-school shopping showcases Texas agriculture

By Justin Walker Crayons, paper, erasers…oh my! It’s back-to-school time and that means school supplies. For teachers and students. Did you know Texas agriculture is the source of many school supplies? Take East Texas timber growers. With their help, schools and classrooms will be filled with textbooks, notebooks, loose-leaf paper, pencils, rulers and more. Make [...]

Fruity Fro-Yo Pops

By Kelly Bogard Oh goodness, this heat! The temperatures are climbing to near record highs around here, and the last thing I want to do is cook. I just want to find a way to stay cool! How about a big glass of Blackberry Sun Tea or maybe some Watermelon Granitas? They both sound delicious, [...]

Ear tags: More than cow ‘bling’

By Julie Tomascik Black cows, red cows, white cows. When you have a pasture full of them, it can be tough to tell them apart. That’s why many farmers and ranchers across the country “tag” them. Now I don’t mean tag them on Facebook, although there are plenty of cow photos on the internet. When [...]