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Milk—Is it doing your body good?

By Amanda Hill We’ve all seen the commercials—the coolest actresses, athletes and entertainers proudly sport their milk mustaches. We’ve been told it does a body good. Got milk? You bet! Growing up, milk was a part of my everyday diet. I’d start the day with a bowl of cereal and skim milk. I’d have a [...]

July 2, 2013|Categories: Healthy Eating|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Celebrating National Dairy Month – Texas-style

By Jessica Domel Grab a glass of milk, a pint of Blue Bell or a wedge of cheese because it’s time to celebrate National Dairy Month! There are so many things to love that involve dairy products. If it weren't for milk, we wouldn't have creamy macaroni and cheese, banana splits, cheesecakes or pizza.  Imagine [...]

June 4, 2013|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

School lunches get a new look

By Nathan Smith It's that time of year again. Backpacks are packed with fresh supplies, new shoes are being tied, and school bells are beckoning kids across Texas and the nation. If your child chooses to buy the school lunch instead of packing their own, the lunch line will look a little different this year.  Earlier this [...]

August 21, 2012|Categories: Healthy Eating, Healthy Kids|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Meet a Texas dairy farmer: Alan Vander Horst

By Nathan Smith Visit Erath County and you'll see small family-operated dairies scattered across the rolling landscape. Don't let their size fool you, though. These farms employ some of the most modern technology to keep their cows safe and deliver that delicious liquid we pour over Cheerios. Hardworking dairymen like Alan Vander Horst have a [...]

April 24, 2012|Categories: Meet a Farmer, Texas Products|Tags: , |1 Comment

Have you thanked a cow today?

By Nathan Smith How would we get through the Texas summer without ice cream? Answer. We wouldn’t. That’s my solution for beating the scorching Texas heat anyway. June brings sweltering temperatures to the Lone Star State—but it’s also time to celebrate National Dairy Month and the four-legged creatures that make it all happen. Few things [...]