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Sunset II
Ag Department Cleans House
"...the Reagan revolution has reached the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). Dominated through most of the 1980s by populist..."

June 30, 1995 News Feature

Communication Breakdown
Does the closure of HausBar Farms spell trouble for the urban farming movement?
"...issues of food insecurity in low-income neighborhoods. Austin's burgeoning urban agriculture movement provides ample opportunities to positively impact the community..."

April 12, 2013 Food Feature by Anna Toon

City's Urban Ag Effort Struggles to Take Root
Bureaucracy may be reason for program's stunted growth
"...Council members created the position of a sustainable urban agriculture and community gardens coordinator within the city's Parks and..."

April 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Supporting Local Farmers and Ranchers Helps Everyone
Back to the soil
"...purchasing products, but also donating directly through the individual agriculture support funds:..."

March 5, 2021 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

The Future of Food Is Now
From drones to cricket flour to apps designed to make food deserts extinct, social justice is at the intersection of food and technology
"...first step, argues Dr. Dev Shrestha, associate professor of agriculture at the University of Idaho, is to incorporate robotics..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

If local eggs are outlawed, will only outlaws have eggs?
"...Inspired by sustainable agriculture advocate Joel Salatin of Polyface farm in Virginia, Alexan­der..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Fear & Loathing
Travis County says goodbye to a coyote-killing machine
"...Wildlife Service. It's part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Ser­vices, which originated as the Bureau of Biological..."

Dec. 22, 2017 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

SXSW Panels: The Future of Food and Drink
Highlights from the 2017 food track
"...focused and centered on policy. Politico senior food and agriculture policy reporter Helena Bottemiller-Evich talked about a 3,000-word piece..."

March 12, 2017 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Big Food Ideas
Foodie intellectual Michael Pollan lectures at the Paramount
"...that of utmost importance is the concept of diversified agriculture. A return to diversified peasant farming contributes not only..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Letters @ 3AM
The United States failed because its people overvalued their ideals and undervalued their resources
"...Let us take, as just one example, agriculture. By 2007, technological innovations in agriculture were so efficient..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Column by Michael Ventura

It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature
Understanding the Science
"...both the environment and human consumption. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) checks to see if the plant grows the..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

"...Bureau has endorsed Sharp over his GOP opponent, sitting Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry. Sharp is the better man for..."

Oct. 16, 1998 News Feature by the Editorial Staff

Share Some Truth, Justice, and Sustainability With These Civic-Minded Gifts
Keep the holidays real
"...TerraPurezza Farm is a regenerative agriculture institute and working farm right outside of Austin, working..."

Dec. 4, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Elgin Agrarian Community Promises Co-op Living on the Blackland Prairie
“It’s like an urban twist on traditional farming.”
"...between Austin and Manor. Instead, it will combine sustainable agriculture, cooperative ownership and governance, and the preservation of local..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

SXSW Eco Returns
Panelists take a variety of approaches to environmentalism
"...economy, biology and technology, policy and activism. From cellular agriculture to reproductive rights, the conversations on how to save..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Feature by Jessi Cape

'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...diplomacy that, until recently, defined its approach to lawmaking. Agriculture Commissioner (DEM): Hugh Fitzsimons..."

Feb. 14, 2014 News Feature

Urban Farm Debate Intensifies
UPDATED: Council postpones vote on revised ordinance
"...regarded as a pillar of innovative and sustainable urban agriculture, the closure of HausBar Farms (see “Communication Breakdown,” April..."

Oct. 17, 2013 Food Post by Anna Toon

'Rewriting the Rules of the Food System'
Q & A with author and activist Raj Patel
"...AC: Can sustainable agriculture really help bridge the gap between obesity and starvation-..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Naked City
"...• George Nash of the U.S. Department of Agriculture was on hand at last week's Travis Co. commissioners..."

Nov. 24, 2006 News Feature

To Your Health
When organic produce is not available or is too expensive, are those grown in water or in greenhouses less likely to be contaminated with pesticides?
"...widely acceptable. Several states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture all have some type of standard that must be..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

On Organics
Rachel Feit lets you in on everything you need to know about the organic-food industry.
"...the fast pack. Here are some facts about organic agriculture in Texas:..."

May 2, 2003 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Natural Selection
Responding to market demands and consumer pressure, Whole Foods decides to banish genetically modified ingredients from its store-brand product lines.
"...In a state like Texas, where agriculture forms the second-largest industry, Whole Foods' effort to winnow..."

Jan. 28, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

GE Foods: Getting to Know More
"..."Most Americans accept science in agriculture not as something that is creating a monster but..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Food Feature

Killer Green Information Environmental BBSs
BBS Basics
"...they already have a handful: ecology, fishing, gardening, sustainable agriculture, and home power, which recently has covered subjects such..."

April 28, 1995 News Feature by R.U. Steinberg

Texas Sees Its First Hemp Harvest in 80 Years
Entrepreneurial farmers navigate state regulations and unsteady market, but still sees a bright future
"...Earlier this year, the Texas Department of Agriculture issued a list of 364 approved hemp varieties, with..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Food Feature by Kevin Curtin

At the Capitol, Texas Tries to Catch Up With Cannabis
From medical use to decriminalization to legalization, marijuana seems to have bipartisan support, so what's taking so long?
"...testified in front of the Texas House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock in April, noted in a statement...."

May 3, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Lege Lines: Eric Johnson Prevails Over Racist Confederate Plaque
No more Confederate nonsense, Empower Texans gets a pass, and the first-ever LGBTQ Caucus
" released last week, the Texas House Com­mit­tee on Agriculture and Livestock urged lawmakers to make way for the..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Becoming an Enlightened Carnivore
Outrider helps facilitate responsible hunting experiences
"...Manterola's family, who runs a cattle and agriculture operation on 3,000 acres of Texas pastureland, is all..."

Nov. 24, 2017 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

"...State Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs..."

Dec. 23, 2016 News Feature

Public Notice: Paralysis by Committee
STRs: One minus two proving to be a difficult concept
"...upcoming fall semester beekeeping class, part of ACC's Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program ("

Aug. 21, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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