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More $ For Locally Grown Foods In School Lunch Programs

Texas has received permission from the federal government to spend more money to put locally grown foods in school lunch programs. Texas will be able to spend $12 million of USDA Foods entitlement money to buy locally grown fresh produce.

CBSDFW.COM–04/13/2013

A feral hog.  (Photo credit: Texas Dept. of Agriculture)

CDC Has Health Warning For Feral Hog Hunters

Medical officials have a health warning for Texans hunting feral hogs. According to the CDC, feral hogs can expose hunters to a bacterial illness called brucellosis.

CBSDFW.COM–11/28/2012

Big Tex: A History

State Fair Of Texas Opens Gates In Dallas

It’s fair time again in Dallas as the annual State Fair of Texas opens for the 126th year. CBS 11 News got to preview the fair just before gates opened on Friday morning.

09/28/2012

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Agriculture Commissioner Talks Border Security

The state’s top agriculture official will talk about security along the Texas-Mexico border in an address before a military support organization.

09/05/2012

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Texas Agriculture Is Aging

Farming and ranching is attracting fewer young people. The most recent data shows that farm operators over the age of 65 outnumber those under the age of 35 by a 6-to-1 ratio.

06/04/2012

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Texas Ag. Commissioner: ‘Pink Slime’ Outcry Unfounded

The Texas Agriculture Commissioner has joined a growing choir of voices bemoaning the public outcry against the processed ground beef product known as “pink slime.”

05/08/2012

Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott. (CBSDFW.com)

Texas AG Says He May Consider Running For Governor

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott may be considering a campaign to land him in the governor’s seat in 2014.

04/16/2012

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

State Lawmaker Says Mexican Border Isn’t War Zone

A Texas state senator took issue with a top agricultural official’s characterization of the entire Mexican border as a war zone run by drug smugglers.

04/13/2012

San Francisco Giants v Texas Rangers, Game 4

Staples Taps Ryan In Bid For Lieutenant Governor

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has Nolan Ryan in his bullpen as he announces he’s forming an exploratory committee for a run for lieutenant governor in 2014.

04/07/2011

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