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Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

‘Bee Czar,’ Austin billionaire team up to rescue pollinators

One of the world’s richest people is behind an Austin nonprofit that relocates and preserves hives

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Abbott’s trip shows shifting politics of U.S.-Cuba relations

Gov. Greg Abbott's upcoming trip to Cuba comes as the politics surrounding the United States' relationship with the country appears to be shifting, even within Abbott's own party.

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Texas has beef with World Health Organization over cancer study

Processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs cause cancer in humans, according to the World Health Organization — but consumers shouldn't worry about it, according to Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Texas farmers skeptical about trade future with Cuba

They are not particularly optimistic that Congress will lift the trade embargo

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Texas sugarcane faces small but devastating foe

The red-streaked leafhopper, fifth of an inch long, can cause total crop failure when it bites into a sugarcane field.

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Texas could profit handsomely from trade with Cuba

Just a few years ago, Texas was shipping millions of dollars in food and goods to Cuba. The White House's decision to ease sanctions could reignite the state's once-flourishing economic ties with the island nation.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Texas Beef Council turns focus to younger eaters

To attract young families, the Texas Beef Council is turning to food and recipe apps, its website and tailored cooking events

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Caldwell County doubles down on feral hog bounty

During November, the Caldwell County Feral Hog Task Force will pay $10 for each harvested wild pig if the bounty hunter has taken a one-hour informational session on the invasive species.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

H-E-B breaks ground for store with ‘unique, Wimberley flair’

City and corporate officials officially broke ground Thursday on a 46,000-square-foot H-E-B store with pledges to find local suppliers for fruits, vegetables and “artisan foods.”

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Ongoing drought pushes beef prices to record levels

As Texas enters its fourth year of record-setting drought, ranchers, along with economic and agriculture experts, are concerned about increasing food prices

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