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Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in Audio, Editorial, Featured, News Releases, Your Texas Agriculture Minute




Agriculture is best kept secret in Texas

By Gene Hall

I’m going to tell you a secret. Agriculture is a powerhouse–providing the food we eat and generating jobs and value throughout the Lone Star State.

The modern miracle we call agriculture revs the economic engine of Texas to the tune of over $100 billion annually.

Agriculture is much more than the farm and ranch families who provide food and clothing. They are the stars for sure, but without a cast of thousands we would not enjoy the safe, affordable and abundant food so many take for granted.

That supporting cast includes researchers who breed the seed, scientists who make sure food is safe, millers, butchers, bakers, grain storage workers, processors, people in the packaging business, truck drivers, sales clerks and many more.

One in seven jobs in Texas depends on agriculture. That’s a lot of dough flowing from the farm gate to local economies, making Texas a better place for our families. I’m Gene Hall and this is Your Texas Agriculture Minute.

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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