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Peach Freezer Jam

By Kelly Bogard I love fresh fruit, and living in Texas means we have plenty of options for a few favorites all summer long. But as the harvests come to an end, it's time to make plans for the leftover fruit. Cutting down on our food waste is important. And enjoying the tasty fruits and berries later in [...]

7 words with different meanings on the farm

By Julie Tomascik Same words. Different meanings. Agriculture is full of them—those homonyms that can confuse us. Farmers and ranchers seem to speak their own language sometimes. Jargon. Technical words. Or just words that mean something different to you. It’s a learning process for sure. We’ve all been there. Endured the vocabulary tests. Learned the [...]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Kelly Bogard Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! What a great way to start the weekend. Just thinking about them makes me smile. Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great way to put a smile on most anyone's face. And making them is a lot of fun, too. My daughter is learning more about cooking [...]

Don’t trash Texas

By Julie Tomascik It’s time to do a little trash talking, Texas. Literally. About 435 million pieces of visible litter can be found on Texas roadways, according to the Don’t mess with Texas campaign. That’s a lot, and that’s only the trash we can see. I’m sure there’s more out there, waiting for the next [...]

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

By Kelly Bogard There's nothing better on a Texas summer afternoon than something cold to keep the heat at bay. From a tasty milkshake to Fruit Sorbet, if it's cold, you can bet it's on my list of treats. Growing up, I remember homemade ice cream as an extra special treat. It was time consuming and [...]

Why does trade matter?

By Jessica Domel In just a few short weeks, officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will sit down to renegotiate a multi-billion-dollar trade deal–the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But what does that mean for you and me? Why does trade matter? 1) Availability. Whether a specific fruit or vegetable is in season [...]