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Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Dorsey Barger
When she's passionate about something, hospitality pro goes all in
" and reading books about organic gardening and sustainable agriculture late into the night. Eastside's garden became incredibly diverse..."

March 6, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

In Organic We Trust
Film explores the corporatization of a grassroots movement
"...Roots, a nonprofit youth development program that utilizes sustainable agriculture to improve the lives of young people and increase..."

Aug. 12, 2013 Food Post by Anna Toon

SNAP Decision: Starve the Poor
Cuts would impact Texans in need
"...15, by a vote of 36-10, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2013 farm bill:..."

June 14, 2013 News Feature by Anna Toon

My SXSW ECO 2012 Experience Wrap Up
Sustainability in food and environment and culture! Oh, my!
"...Climate change plays a large role in agriculture and thereby dictates food choices and traditions in food..."

Oct. 6, 2012 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Local Is as Local Does
Why area farmers want you to beware of faux local
" on Wednesday afternoons) and nearly 20 community supported agriculture subscription programs offered by area farmers. Food service providers..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Count the Blessings
The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival at 25
"...creation of jobs in a fast-growing segment of Texas agriculture. But the most impressive changes have been in the..."

April 16, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

A capacity crowd stands up for small, sustainable family farms at Pamela Walker's book signing
"...essay, saying that "anyone who eats is involved in agriculture," and the grazing crowd heartily concurred. The author went..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Taking Back the House
Texas Democrats say this could be their November
"...and former Bush appointee to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Daniel went openly negative in the run-off against perceived..."

Oct. 10, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Urban Roots
Urban Roots gets kids growing vegetables and growing up, too
"...Urban Roots is a local nonprofit that combines sustainable agriculture with youth development, and it works. Not just for..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Fishing for Change
Hightower's latest is a collection of inspirational tales
"...terrific organization with the wonky name of Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy" and follows that with tales of..."

March 14, 2008 News Feature by Michael King

Growth Hormones Are an Important Topic
"...bundle for his senatorial campaign from Monsanto. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman – on the board of directors of..."

March 7, 2008 Postmarks

Naked City
"...program announced this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs will oversee the disbursement..."

Sept. 8, 2006 News Feature

Letters at 3AM
People of all political persuasions are beginning to face the reality that Americans' demand for oil is outpacing our supply and refining capacity, which in turn will cripple our economy's ability to grow. Our disposable society will become a scavenging society, and, on the brighter side, a more inventive society.
"...most crucial uses of oil and natural gas are agriculture, heating, and essential transport. As Bartlett pointed out, "We..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

The Banks of the Blanco
Environmentalists and Hays County clash over river-clearing project
"...with a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Services and $250,000 of state money...."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Letters at 3AM
The great days of the United States of America are over: Our country is now important economically only because of its citizens' consumption
"...our factories are gone or going, for keeps. Our agriculture is on welfare: 18% of U.S. farm income comes..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Column by Michael Ventura

'The Powerful Odor of Mendacity'
An interview with Molly Ivins and Louis Dubose, authors of Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America.
"...with the listeriosis regulations and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. I was doing another story in Philly, about this..."

Oct. 3, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

The Hightower Report
Organics: good enough for the pilgrims, good enough for us; and, trailer trash go upscale.
"...And now, thanks to grassroots pressure, the Department of Agriculture recently created a national organic label so we consumers..."

Nov. 8, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Chronicle Endorsements, Nov. 2002
The Chronicle endorses for the 2002 November general election
"...Bernsen is a vote for Texas education, land, and beaches.Agriculture Commissioner: Tom Ramsay Incumbent Republican Susan Combs sees her..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Feature

The Chronicle Endorsements, Nov. 2002
The Chronicle endorses for the 2002 November general election
"...Bernsen is a vote for Texas education, land, and beaches.Agriculture Commissioner: Tom Ramsay Incumbent Republican Susan Combs sees her..."

Oct. 25, 2002 News Feature

The Chronicle Endorsements, Nov. 2002
The Chronicle endorses for the 2002 November general election
"...Bernsen is a vote for Texas education, land, and beaches.Agriculture Commissioner: Tom Ramsay Incumbent Republican Susan Combs sees her..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature

The Hightower Report
Bush's long vacation benefits America; his Ag Department pick ain't exactly a family farmer.
"...that 200,000-acre factory farms fit his vision of what agriculture should be...."

Aug. 30, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

In Person
"When I was talking to my wife about coming to speak at the conference I told her that I expected to be pelted with rotten tomatoes," environmental journalist Michael Pollan said at the opening session of the Organic Trade Association's (OTA) first annual All Things Organic Conference & Trade Show, held in Austin last week. "She said, 'Well, at least they'll be really good, organic tomatoes. Hopefully, Muir Glen.'"
"...which, incidentally, features organic farmers as heroes of modern agriculture). But after he wrote a cover article for The..."

May 25, 2001 Books Feature by Maria Hong

Shopping Savvy
"...In the meantime, conventional agriculture -- even when it avoids genetic engineering -- continues..."

Jan. 28, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Soul Searching
Asleep at the Switch
"...Former Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower believes that the Democrats' problem lies..."

Oct. 30, 1998 News Feature by Jenny Staff

Farmers First
On the Stump
"...There was a time when farmers and ranchers and agriculture interests decided the race for Texas agriculture commissioner, an..."

Oct. 16, 1998 News Feature by Lisa Tozzi

"...November 24 from a speaking engagement at the Southern Agriculture Work Group Convention in Griffin, Georgia to find snow..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Farming accident drama is more than just a long PSA
" to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the Progressive Agriculture Foundation, and the John Bowne Agricultural Program for urban..."

May 7, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Planting the Seed: A Cannabis Conversation
The Luck Summit starts 4/26 and wraps on Willie Nelson’s birthday, 4/29
" the community stage; General Store is industry and agriculture, and Barn is science. Their famed World Headquarters stage..."

April 16, 2021 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Day Trips: Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Garfield
Gardeners, start your planting
"...manager for the farm that also does Community Supported Agriculture deliveries. Plus, they boost the soil with a little..."

March 12, 2021 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

New French Shorts
Queer and immigrant stories, satire and romance give new perspectives on French culture
"'s one of the few depictions of modern, technologically-assisted agriculture in recent years that was seemingly made by someone..."

May 15, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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