Texas Table Top—Celebrating the foods, places and people of the Lone Star State.



Dairy strong. All year long.

By Justin Walker Milk. Cheese. Yogurt. These items are regularly in my shopping cart, but they get their start on dairy farms like those right here in the Lone Star State. Although National Dairy Month is in June, February is a good time to recognize our dairy farmers. For their early morning milkings. Late night [...]

February 13, 2018|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Dairy, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Products|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cowabunga! Texas brings the beef!

By Julie Tomascik A cow here. A cow there. Cows everywhere! That’s because Texas is the top beef-producing state in the nation, and raising cattle is the largest part of Texas agriculture. What does that mean for you as a consumer? Tasty, flavorful beef in all forms on your table. Did you know one 1,300-lb. [...]

Celebrating National Ag Day

By Shala Watson No matter where your day leads or how it ends, it all starts with a farmer. And today—on National Ag Day—we take a minute to think about how agriculture is a part of almost everything we eat, wear and use on a daily basis. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life.” [...]

Cockroach milk coming to a glass near you

By Julie Tomascik Cockroach milk? Yup. You read that right. Don’t look now, but it could be coming to a grocery store near you. Because a professor at the University of Iowa, Barbara Stay, discovered that the female Pacific beetle cockroach is unlike any other insect species. She feeds her young “milk.” A pale, yellow [...]

August 9, 2016|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Milk—Is it doing your body good?

By Amanda Hill We’ve all seen the commercials—the coolest actresses, athletes and entertainers proudly sport their milk mustaches. We’ve been told it does a body good. Got milk? You bet! Growing up, milk was a part of my everyday diet. I’d start the day with a bowl of cereal and skim milk. I’d have a [...]

July 2, 2013|Categories: Healthy Eating|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments