By Emmy Powell

The Thanksgiving holiday is more than just a meal. It’s a time to gather together with family and friends. It’s a season of giving thanks for our many blessings.

And we have much to be thankful for.

Because of farmers, ranchers and others, we have endless options on our grocery store shelves.

We are blessed with resources. Our farmers and ranchers use those to grow our food, even with obstacles like inflation, pests, drought, wildfires and hurricanes.

They have a passion for the land, the soil and watching things grow. They use their skills and knowledge to provide the necessities—food, clothing, shelter and fuel—for everyone.

We’ve seen farmers and ranchers donate to local food pantries and organizations to meet the needs of their communities.

This Thanksgiving, slow down, reflect and give thanks for more than just the turkey. Remember our farmers and ranchers, food service employees, our military, medical teams, teachers and so many others.

Because agriculture helps bring everyone to the table.

From all of us at Texas Table Top, have a Happy Thanksgiving!