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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 [...]

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 [...]

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

By Kelly Bogard We all know Texas is a large state, and agriculture is a major economic driver. But how many of you knew that Texas is the fifth largest producer of sweet potatoes? Most are grown in Van Zandt County in East Texas. And they taste delicious on my table. Hot days and warm nights [...]

Pressure Cooker Brown Beans

By Kelly Bogard It's hard to believe we're almost into February. This year is flying by just as quickly as the others! Some days I find it tough to keep it all together. Get everyone out the door in the morning. Go to work. Run errands. Pick up my daughter from school. Make supper. Clean [...]

New Year. New You. Same Ag.

By Justin Walker 2018 is officially here. Hallelujah! Sure, 2017 had its good moments. But ask just about any Texas farmer or rancher, and they’ll tell you the New Year couldn’t get here fast enough. Wildfires. Tornadoes. Hurricane Harvey. Months without rain. It was a long year, and not just for agriculture. We were all [...]