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Agriculture and the government shutdown

By Justin Walker We’ve entered the second month of the government shutdown. How does that affect agriculture? How about your food? Farmers and ranchers are impacted by the shutdown because they don’t have access to production reports, access to farm bill programs and resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the era when internet [...]

January 22, 2019|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Dairy, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Vegetables|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What’s the difference between farmers and ranchers?

By Jennifer Dorsett Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. It’s a favorite song among the preschool set, and we all know the words by heart. But after I thought about it one day, I realized the song was a bit misleading. Old MacDonald had a farm, but was he a farmer or a rancher? He [...]

Jalapeño Jelly and Candied Jalapeños

By Kelly Bogard A Texan menu for the holiday season is not your typical Christmas fair. Don't get me wrong. We all still love our green bean casserole and cornbread dressing. But we reserve those foods for Thanksgiving. At Christmas, we eat Mexican food. From fajitas to tamales, there is a little bit of everything. [...]

We’re all family in agriculture

By Jennifer Dorsett Have you ever taken one of those genealogy DNA tests and found you had a second cousin living just down the street? Or, maybe, like me, you’ve lived someplace far away from all your relatives, and someone else took you in and “adopted” you. Now you consider them family. Texas agriculture is [...]

December 11, 2018|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Texas Chili

By Kelly Bogard Chili is great for chilly weather. And with the North winds beginning to blow, it looks like I'll be making a lot of it soon! There are a few different kinds of chili, though. There's white chili with chicken and cream. There's chili with beans. Chili without beans. And that's what I'm making [...]