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Tacos begin on a farm

By Julie Tomascik Any day of the week. Any meal. Any time. Tacos are one of the foods that trump the dinner plate in Texas. And even more so on Taco Tuesday. Did you know? You can’t have tacos without Texas farmers and ranchers. The ingredients that make tacos tasty get their start on farms [...]

Texas farmers grow Christmas cheer with poinsettias

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor Christmas trees, holly, mistletoe, poinsettias—so many of our Christmas traditions are rooted in agriculture. Literally. And we’re lucky to live in a state with diverse agricultural production. Texas farmers grow Christmas trees and poinsettias in addition to our traditional crops like corn, wheat and cotton. Did you know about 150 [...]

December 3, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Holidays|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Halloween starts on the farm

Candy, costumes and corn mazes. Oh my, it could be a spooky surprise! It’s fall, and Texans are ready for holiday frights and those sweet, tasty delights. But it wouldn’t be possible without Texas agriculture. Although Halloween traditions have evolved over time, many are still similar, and agriculture has always played a role. The glow [...]

Texans, it’s time to plant your wildflowers

By Julie Tomascik There’s no prettier place than Texas in the spring when the country is ablaze with wildflowers and crops are growing in the fields. Colors of every hue. Blankets of blooming flowers. A brilliant blue sky as the backdrop. But that beauty gets its start now—in the fall season. Planting seeds in the [...]

October 22, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Holidays|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Brisket Recipes

Texas brisket. It's a little slice of heaven. All you need is one bite and you're hooked. That’s why we have several brisket recipes to share with you. They taste great any day of the year and even better on National Brisket Day. Smoked Brisket Man the pit. Smoke the meat. Go ahead and indulge in [...]