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Wildflower fever

Hallelujah! Spring has sprung. Finally. That cold, wet winter was good for something, though. Experts have predicted this year’s wildflower bloom to be the best in more than a decade. Texas parks and roadsides are sure to be alive with color in the coming weeks. Some already are! And bluebonnet photos are a family tradition [...]

March 19, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Holidays, Tips & Tools|0 Comments

6 things you can learn working on a farm

By Justin Walker Good help is hard to come by these days. Maybe it’s because a strong work ethic isn’t taught as much. Maybe it’s because we’re looking in the wrong places. But one thing’s for sure…good hands are raised on Texas farms and ranches. Kids learn how to find success in life by diving [...]

November 27, 2018|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture, Tips & Tools|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Is your food safe?

By Julie Tomascik  Clean knife. Clean surface. No cross-contamination. Those are just a few of the food safety rules to follow in your home. Because if you don’t, you could end up sick. And who's fault is it? The farmer, the grocer, the cook? Everyone owns a piece of food safety, and it's up to [...]

Our role in decreasing food waste

By Jessica Domel A lemon here. Half a pizza there. A banana somewhere in between. Have you ever stopped to think about how much food is wasted in your household each year? It might be more than you think. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans waste between 30 and 40 percent of the [...]

June 27, 2017|Categories: Featured, Tips & Tools|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Technology drives big changes in supermarkets

By Shala Watson Online shopping is nothing new, and we often use it to buy clothes, gadgets and other items. But what about for milk, bread and bananas? Trying to juggle trips to the grocery store with work, errands, kids’ activities and other tasks can be a challenge. We all lead busy lives and are [...]