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The future of ag is bright

By Jessica Domel When you look at your children, your nieces and nephews and your grandchildren and think about their futures, what do you see? A doctor, lawyer, engineer or teacher? How about a farmer or rancher? I’d venture to guess that more people hope their loved ones will become a doctor, lawyer or something else [...]

October 22, 2013|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

It’s pumpkin season!

By Jessica Domel This morning as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I couldn't help but notice that the majority of my friends were excited about a spiced pumpkin coffee drink, a pumpkin-scented candle, new pumpkins they had purchased for decorating their homes and the return of the pumpkin patch at a local church [...]

October 8, 2013|Categories: Meet a Farmer, Specialty Crops|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Meet a Texas rice farmer: Curt Mowery

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 [...]

Top 10 reasons I admire Texas farmers

By Amanda Hill I often say this, but never enough—I work for and with the most dedicated, hard-working farmers and ranchers across the Lone Star State. As a staff member of the Texas Farm Bureau, I have the opportunity to meet the men and women who grow the food that I eat and serve my [...]

August 6, 2013|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Texas rain: Come again another day!

By Amanda Hill Picture this—it’s an early summer afternoon and you had planned to go to the pool with some friends. The forecast says there’s a slight chance of rain, but you get ready for a sunny day outdoors anyway. Suddenly, you hear the rumble of thunder and big, fat drops start to fall from [...]

June 18, 2013|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , |0 Comments