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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 [...]

Organic v. conventional: What’s the difference?

By Amy Halfmann I love grocery pickup. Order online, someone fights the crowds for you, the babies sleep while another someone loads the groceries. What could be the problem? Accidentally selecting the wrong groceries. Sometimes online shopping can be deceiving. I thought I was buying plain ole yellow squash and zucchini. Except when I got [...]

Livestock shows are more than just banners, plaques

By Justin Walker Travel. Show. Repeat. That’s the life of many youth in Texas during the major stock show season, which begins in January and ended late last month. And county stock shows are still going strong throughout the year. Sometimes folks don’t truly understand the importance of stock shows. We saw it in Houston [...]

Pennies on the dollar

by Jennifer Dorsett Make your list and check it twice. Then, check your budget. It’s a process many of us go through before we head to the grocery store. Once there, we put our groceries in the basket, check out and probably grumble a bit about the bill. While we certainly encounter sticker shock occasionally [...]

National Ag Day is about consumers, too

By Julie Tomascik Consumers. Shopping in the grocery store, browsing online boutiques or fueling up at the gas station. You. Yes, you. You’re the ying to agriculture’s yang. Without buyers, nothing is for sale. That makes you part of National Ag Day and every day. The conversation around today’s celebration and awareness of agriculture is [...]