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Feeding a growing family

By Lindsey Bowers Eat, eat and eat some more. With two growing boys, it’s all we can do to keep enough food in the house. After a day of playing outside, learning at school and helping with chores around the farm, the boys are hungry. And we’re happy to feed their growing appetites, especially knowing [...]

Grocery Price Watch: Food prices keep rising

By Julie Vrazel Budget, budget, budget. It’s an all-too familiar word in my house with a wedding less than two months away and winter feed bills for the cows just around the corner. But a large part of my usual monthly expenses isn’t directly related to our wedding or cattle. It’s my weekly trips to [...]

Top 5 online farming fallacies

By Julie Vrazel Tired of invitations to play online farming games? We’ve all been there—watched the commercials on TV, rejected the Facebook game requests and, just maybe, played it once. I’ll admit it. I started my own online farm. And I wish reality was as simple as the games. While they give a glimpse of [...]

Grocery Price Watch: Why the rise in food prices?

By Julie Vrazel I keep a close eye on food prices—mostly for my budget, but also for Texas Farm Bureau’s Grocery Price Watch survey. And I know you closely watch your family’s grocery budget, too. Based on the survey’s second quarter results, Texans paid $47.57—on average—for a basket of 16 staple food items. This price is [...]

Look deeper into the meat counter

By Julie Vrazel There’s no way to deny it—the cost of everything is rising, including beef. And significant price relief isn’t around the corner. While we’ve been enjoying years of steady retail beef prices, Texas ranchers have dealt with volatile markets. Today, those price swings are making their way into the grocery store. But do [...]