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Posted on Feb 15, 2016 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, Your Texas Agriculture Minute




Let's talk about our food

By Gene Hall

As a nation, we are obsessed about food. Americans are now more interested in food, more focused on it than we’ve ever been.

Some want to talk to the people who actually grow their food. There’s nothing wrong with that, but being immersed in the details to that level can be expensive and, for some crops, it’s not really practical.

So what’s the food-conscious Texan to do? Well, you could join us on the Texas Farm Bureau Facebook page. The likes on that page just passed 40,000. There are lots of farmers there. Really big ones and some quite small. Most of these folks will have a conversation with you about how they grow your food and fiber. They’ll talk about the environment and how their own families eat the food they grow. They are eager to discuss the challenges, problems and rewards of working the land.

The Texas Farm Bureau Twitter account has more than 15,000 followers. That’s another way to connect with those who grow your food. You can’t believe everything on the Internet. But when it comes to food, straight from the farmer’s keyboard is something to trust.

The preceding commentary is brought to you by Texas Farm Bureau, the “Voice of Texas Agriculture.” Called “Your Texas Agriculture Minute,” TFB will issue thought-provoking editorials each week—via print and audio—to spark understanding of agriculture in the Lone Star State and its impact on each and every Texan.

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