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5 ways agriculture plays in the Super Bowl

By Julie Tomascik Chicken wings. Peanuts. And you can't forget the pigskins, give or take a few pounds of air. Those can mean only one thing. Super Bowl weekend. The biggest game of the year is just a few days away. And while New England Patriots fans pray for good passes from Tom Brady and [...]

Share the truth

By Jessica Domel The truth. We all claim to want it. We say we give it. We even profess our need for it. But in actuality, how many of us actively seek the truth? People tell me all the time they want the truth when it comes to their food. They want to know what's [...]

December 9, 2014|Categories: Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |0 Comments

What’s the price of your Thanksgiving menu?

By Julie Tomascik Grocery lists are made, family members have their food assignments and the carving knife is sharp. I can almost smell the turkey baking in the oven and the gravy simmering on the stove. That means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And shoppers are flooding grocery stores to prep for the holiday [...]

Connecting the dots

By Jessica Domel I love aha moments. You know the kind. When something you've heard, maybe a dozen times before, just finally clicks in your brain and everything makes sense. My nieces had one of those moments over the weekend during the last days of the State Fair of Texas. My brother and I took [...]

October 21, 2014|Categories: Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Meet a Texas rose farmer: Mark Chamblee

By Julie Vrazel Not all farmers grow corn, cotton and grain sorghum. There are lots of specialty farmers, too. Like Mark Chamblee. He wakes up and smells the roses every day. That’s because Mark is a rose farmer in Tyler, where he and his family have been growing roses since 1953. Their nursery, Chamblee’s Rose [...]