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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 [...]

Dr Pepper Ham

By Kelly Bogard Spring is here! It's time for new beginnings. Time for things to bloom and grow. And to enjoy warm, sunny days. Easter is by far my favorite spring holiday. We have a celebration lunch every year on Easter Sunday. It's filled with food, fellowship and, of course, the annual Easter egg hunt for [...]

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 [...]

Pesto Peppers

By Kelly Bogard Texas rice is having a record year with some of the highest yields in the nation for 2017. And that's great news for Texas rice lovers like me. My favorite rice variety is called Texmati. I used it in a Spanish Rice recipe a few years back. I love the buttery flavor of [...]