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Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Should ‘made in Texas’ mean 100 percent Texas grapes? Texas grape growers split on Jason Isaac’s wine bill

A bill in the state Legislature would require that Texas-labeled wines be made from 100 percent Texas-grown grapes, rather than 75 percent under current law.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Texas farmers skeptical about trade future with Cuba

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

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Texas ag commissioner grants amnesty to cupcakes in first ‘official act’

In his first official act as Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller granted full amnesty to cupcakes. Miller was seeking to reassure Texas parents that it's legal to bring cupcakes and other treats to school — and that he'll...

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

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Video: Aquaponics matures into movement

A visitor could get lost in Rob Nash’s greenhouse. Swiss chard and tomato plants create a maze. The smell of basil is overwhelming, and the leaves are as big as a human hand.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Hays County hog wild for feral pig bounty

Until the end of the year, hunters can collect $2 for every feral hog they kill in an effort to put a dent in the burgeoning population of the invasive wild pigs.

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