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Featuring interesting tidbits on Texas food, restaurants and fiber.

Agriculture is in our roots

By Julie Tomascik A past. We all have one. And for most of us, agriculture is a part of that. I can trace farming and ranching back generations in my family. It’s still a part of what we do today. For others, it might require a little more digging to find those agricultural roots. But [...]

Pumpkin Pie

By Kelly Bogard Pumpkins are everywhere. It's that time of year! You see them in stores, on signs and front porches, but most importantly you'll find them in kitchens. Because it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving—the biggest food holiday of the year! Did you know that Texas is among the 16 highest pumpkin producing [...]

Can biotechnology save our bananas?

By Jessica Domel Our bananas are in danger. Biotechnology, or genetic engineering, may be the only thing that can save them. Over the past decade, Fusarium Wilt has destroyed tens of thousands of Cavendish banana plantations in Australia and Southeast Asia. Scientists say Latin America is likely next. To save the Cavendish, which represents 99 [...]

Pecan Caramel Dip

By Kelly Bogard Do you feel the chill in the air? I believe fall has finally arrived in Central Texas and just in time for Halloween festivities. This time of year makes me think of apples. Maybe it's because of Caramel Apples or from memories of bobbing for them at Halloween parties. Along with the trick or [...]

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 [...]