The dry, dusty, cracked ground in Texas is thirsty.
By Jessica Domel Did you know the average American consumes approximately 24 pounds of rice each year? Twenty-four pounds! That's a lot of chicken and rice casserole, Spanish rice and the classic–plain white rice. So why do Americans eat so much rice? Maybe it's because it's relatively cheap. It could also be that it's low [...]
By Jessica Domel When I was in high school, my dad often said that in the coming years our country wouldn't fight over oil or money, we'd fight over a resource that is much more scarce and valuable–water. I hadn't thought about him saying that until the other day when I was visiting our family [...]
By Amanda Hill I keep a close eye on food prices—mostly for my own family's budget, but also for Texas Farm Bureau's Grocery Price Watch. I wonder, though, how many shoppers know why food prices increase. If you watch the news, you've probably heard stories about how the devastating U.S. drought—a drought that caused billions of [...]
By Nathan Smith Most years on the Southern High Plains of Texas, farmers like Brandon Patschke and his family are busy growing the fabric of our lives—cotton. Brandon is a Texas Farm Bureau member and grows cotton on his family farm near Lubbock. Farmers like Brandon come from generations of families with decades of practice weathering [...]