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.
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.
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.
The state’s top agriculture official will talk about security along the Texas-Mexico border in an address before a military support organization.
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.
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.”
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott may be considering a campaign to land him in the governor’s seat in 2014.
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.
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.