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About Shala Gean

Staff Writer Texas Farm Bureau I was born and raised in the East Texas Pineywoods. I don’t have a traditional agricultural background, but I’m inspired by the hard-working men and women who produce our food and fiber. I’m a small town girl just trying to bring a fresh perspective to ag journalism.

Citrus theft squeezes profit from Texas farmers

By Shala Gean Plump fruit hangs from the tree. Workers pick it at peak freshness. And it’s ready to ship straight to a grocery store near you. It’s harvest season for citrus in the Rio Grande Valley. But it’s not all roses for the growers. Theft is on the rise. It’s always an issue growers [...]

Roasted Broccoli

By Shala Gean Tired of the same old way of preparing broccoli? Looking for a new twist for family get togethers and weeknight meals? I have a simple, but delicious, recipe for roasted broccoli. Roasting veggies really has a way of bringing out the rich flavor and texture that you just don't get when you [...]

Transformation Tuesday: Rice

By Shala Gean Rice. It’s a staple in many homes across the U.S. and the world. Fried rice. Spanish rice. It can be mixed with vegetables, soups and even used in desserts like rice pudding. Rice is one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans. It is tiny, but mighty. And packed with nutrients! [...]

Fun on the farm

By Shala Gean The weather is starting to cool. The air is crisp. Kids are back in school. And the outdoor activities are just beginning. It’s almost fall! Even though it might be tough to believe, there is more to fall than pumpkin spice lattes. Although, I do enjoy my fair share of those! Fall [...]

September 12, 2017|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fair season is gearing up in Texas

By Shala Watson Summer is winding down and fair season is almost upon us! The State Fair of Texas and county fairs across the state are gearing up. They’re a great way to spend time with family, promote agriculture and celebrate all things Texas. The sights, sounds and tastes of agriculture are everywhere. The best [...]

August 15, 2017|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |0 Comments