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Back-to-school with Texas ag

By Jessica Domel Pencils. Paper. And paste. It’s back-to-school time and that can only mean one thing.  School supplies! Texas children will head back to classrooms with backpacks full of supplies made with the help of Texas farmers and ranchers. So get in the groove and enjoy these products made from Texas-grown goodies: *Books are [...]

Texas Stuffed Shrimp

By Cindy Wennin Vacations and longer days. It's summer. A time for beaches, sunshine and seafood. And the Lone Star State has plenty of all three. But seafood is sometimes overlooked in Texas agriculture. It's a smaller business, but it packs a punch in the flavor department. And did you know Texas is home to its [...]

Five facts for a dairy good month

By Jessica Domel Cool off with a bowl of ice cream. Delight in a glass of milk. Savor the yogurt. While you're tantalizing your taste buds with your chosen treat, glance over these Dairy Month facts that can't be beat. *Love ice cream? It takes about 12 pounds of milk (about a gallon and a half) [...]

Texas agriculture still has red barn values

By Julie Tomascik Red barns. They’re an iconic symbol of agriculture. A mark of simpler times, hard work and family. Those barns represent smaller farms and ranches. With many crops and a few cows, pigs and chickens. But they also represent values of Texas agriculture—care and shelter for livestock, safe food and doing what’s best [...]

Are all farmers rich?

By Jessica Domel Some think farmers are rich. Others say they’re poor. Who’s right? The answer is both. People see our family farm and others like it and think, “They own all that land. They must be rich!” Some farmers inherit their land, like we did, from generations long gone. Some bought it in a [...]