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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 [...]

Farming ain’t easy

By Julie Tomascik You think farming is easy? It can seem that way from the outside looking in. Plant seeds. Watch them grow. And harvest the crop a few months later. That’s how it works in our gardens, right? Yes. But this is different. It’s running tractors and plows. Early mornings. Night owls. Farmers and [...]

Chicken Pot Pie

By Kelly Bogard There's just something comforting about a warm meal after a long day. And when it's classic comfort food, it seems to melt the troubles of the day away. I think pies are tasty comfort food. I'll take pie or quiche loaded with meat and veggies over a sweet one most any day. [...]

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