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10 food safety tips for emergencies

By Kelly Bogard As seen this past week, natural disasters are unpredictable and can turn bad. Fast. From 130+ mile per hour winds to rising water, Mother Nature has been wreaking havoc on South and Southeast Texas. And while there are many families still waiting to go home, there's always thoughts of food safety in a [...]

5 facts to know about family farms

By Landee Kieschnick When I think of a family farm, hard work, nurturing and compassion come to mind. And, of course, lots of dirt. All of these describe not just my 100-year-old family farm, but the 2.1 million farms and ranches in the United States. Yet there’s a growing disconnect from agriculture. Two, three and [...]

March 7, 2017|Categories: Featured, Meet a Farmer, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Food price vs. food preference

By Justin Green I must confess. I dislike grocery shopping. I like to cook. And I love to eat. But grocery shopping is not my forte. It was grueling as I made my weekly trek to the grocery store. Pulp-free or extra pulp orange juice? Crunchy or smooth peanut butter? Vanilla or chocolate ice cream!? [...]

5 ways agriculture can affect you in 2016

By Julie Tomascik A headline. It’s eye opening. But is it true? It’s how we get our news in today’s fast-paced society. Short snippets catch our attention and influence our decisions, including those about agriculture. Like food choices, farming and ranching practices and more. But it’s a new year. A time to ask questions. And [...]

GMO fear isn’t justified

By Julie Tomascik Like safe, nutritious foods? At an affordable price? Genetic modification has long played a role to bring that to your dinner table. Every day. Although it’s been highly debated. Often criticized. And never fully appreciated. It’s a well-known food fight. One that CBS News tackled this weekend. Taking a look at GMOs [...]