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About Jessica Domel

Field Editor Texas Farm Bureau As a farmer's daughter and granddaughter, I believe life is best experienced on the farm. I believe Texas agriculture is the backbone of our economy, and we should be proud to show our Texas roots. Follow Jessica on Twitter.

Unraveling the truth on glyphosate

By Jessica Domel Fake news. We stumble across it on the Internet just about every day. When it comes to farming and ranching, there’s plenty of misinformation online. The same goes for glyphosate. It’s one of the most widely-used and talked about herbicides. And it’s time to start unraveling the truth about it. Farmers have [...]

Can biotechnology save our bananas?

By Jessica Domel Our bananas are in danger. Biotechnology, or genetic engineering, may be the only thing that can save them. Over the past decade, Fusarium Wilt has destroyed tens of thousands of Cavendish banana plantations in Australia and Southeast Asia. Scientists say Latin America is likely next. To save the Cavendish, which represents 99 [...]

Five reasons to visit the State Fair of Texas

It’s that time of year, y’all. The State Fair of Texas is back with all its fried food goodness, exciting experiences and exhibition of some of our state’s finest livestock. In short, it’s my favorite time of the year. Here’s five reasons why: 1. The Big Texas Choice Awards. Each year, the vendors from the [...]

October 10, 2017|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Featured, Texas Agriculture|0 Comments

Changing the tax code

By Jessica Domel I hate doing my taxes. It’s not that I’m against paying my fair share to ensure our cities and government are funded. It’s that the American tax code is a complicated mess that most people don’t understand. If you ask me, the time is ripe for changing the tax code. In fact, [...]

Growing fruitful crops and children

By Jessica Domel As thousands of Texas school children head back to their classrooms, I can’t help but think about this wonderful crop our nation is growing. Our students today are our future tomorrow. Like the seeds we plant for corn, cotton, sorghum and more, children must be nurtured properly in order to grow and [...]