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Five differences between field, sweet corn

By Jessica Domel From the moment you wake up in the morning to the time you lie down at night, corn is in your life. It could be in your bedding, carpet, fuel, soda, beef, Crayons, plastic and more. But not all corn is made the same. In fact, the majority of corn you see [...]

July 21, 2015|Categories: Corn, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What’s your agri-culture?

By Julie Tomascik Southern hospitality, pride and resilience. It’s the Lone Star State. A culture of its own. But it varies a bit between regions. Agriculturally speaking. Because the Texas farmers and ranchers who grow our food are a diverse bunch. Their crops and livestock come in many shapes and sizes. All dependent on the [...]

Creating cheap, colorful summer fun with cornstarch

By Jessica Domel We've hit the dog days of summer, but that doesn't mean the rest of your kids' break has to be ho-hum. In fact, with some every day kitchen items, it can be tons of fun! To make corn putty, you'll need: 1 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon water Food coloring [...]

July 7, 2015|Categories: Featured, Tips & Tools|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Six tips for grilling the best burger

By Mike Barnett Tasty, thick and juicy hamburgers. It’s the iconic American food. A favorite at fast food restaurants and backyard get-togethers. And it wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks lighting up the sky and burgers sizzling on the grill. Whether you’re simply topping it with ketchup or dolling it up with fancy fixins, [...]

July 1, 2015|Categories: Beef, Featured|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Transformation Tuesday: Wheat field to kitchen table

By Michelle Hochstein Fresh bread, warm from the oven. Cereal, morning or midnight. Flour to bake a cake. Noodles for spaghetti. What do all of these have in common? Wheat. It’s the primary grain used in foods we love to eat. Pastries. Crackers. And don’t forget tortillas. In fact, about three-quarters of all U.S. grain-based [...]