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Where to Find Meal Services During Austin's School Closures
School districts distributing free meals for students, parents
"...with Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Agriculture, the searchable online map lists the facilities address, as..."

March 21, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

A Banana Peel, a Diaper, and a Plastic Bag Walk Into Austin's Composting Program
How can a whole city compost, is it working, and can we reach zero waste by 2040?
"...country with some feed stock for building up local agriculture. Local agriculture could in turn lower its prices a..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

Farm Careers Are Sprouting in Central Texas
Three sets of first-generation farmers share their paths to getting rooted
"...and discovered Oma and Opa's Farm while exploring sustainable agriculture in the Hill Country. She began working for the..."

Sept. 13, 2019 Food Feature by Jessika Roth

Lege Lines: Yes, Dan Patrick Is Really That Petty
Committee assignments spawn high-school drama in the Senate
"...Education, and Finance. Instead, he assigned Seliger to helm Agriculture (a reduced committee stripped of its previous purview over..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
A look into the world of the farmer and activist
"...stay afloat. One of them mentions Berry’s writings on agriculture as revelatory, but for the most part these are..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

How Texas Is Texas Wine?
What “Truth in Labeling” means for Texas winemakers and vineyards
"...Additionally, the current statute allows the commissioner of agriculture the power to adjust the percentage in the event..."

April 28, 2017 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Niche Streaming Sites for the Holidays
Give the gift of worlds of entertainment just a click away
"...There are some real gems, like Moyashimon (Tales of Agriculture): the story of an agriculture student, Sawaki, who can..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Election Notes: Notes at the End of the Road
Just a few more days of this deluge
"...C You Next Tuesday: Sid Miller, Texas agriculture commissioner and state lackey to Donald Trump, issued an..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Feature

Pick a Castro, Any Castro
Texas Dems want one of the Castro twins for DNC chair
"...their ranks to hold that post was former state agriculture commissioner and federal Deputy Secretary of Agriculture John C...."

July 29, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Dems to DNC: Pick a Castro, Any Castro
State party suggests Joaquin, Julián to replace Wasserman Schultz
"...their ranks to hold that post was former state agriculture commissioner and federal Deputy Secretary of Agriculture John C...."

July 26, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

State Emergency-Leave Rules Tightened
Comptroller will now verify all applications
"...that system? Well, apparently Attorney Gen­er­al Ken Paxton. And Agriculture Commis­sion­er Sid Miller. And Land Commissioner George P. Bush...."

June 10, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Tour for the Chicken-Curious
Backyard chicken coops as a path to zero waste
"...to get that connection back." His foray into urban agriculture started in 2010 with a visit to the backyard..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Tilling the Soil of Tomorrow
How one design firm is tackling technology gaps to build the farm of the future
"...dirt. Asked recently if they had any background in agriculture, they laughed. "Not at all," said Lameri. "My specialty..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

84th Texas Legislative Session Begins
"...New Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller (center)...."

Jan. 14, 2015 Photo Gallery

Austin Food and Wine Alliance Awards 2014 Grants
Five winners share $30,000
"...• Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture ($7,500) – a collaboration between local chefs and urban..."

Dec. 10, 2014 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Back to Life
Sandor Katz and fermentation's new culture
"...culture had to do with information about cultivation and agriculture. I would argue that agriculture would not be possible..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

The State of Texas: "Pro-life, Pro-guns, Anti-Obama"
"...victory party in Houston). Former state rep., now incoming agriculture commissioner, Sid Miller set the tone when he loudly..."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Under the Big Tent
Does working from home help save the environment?
"...The others are mostly subject-specific – energy, water, biotech, agriculture. Yet, as Sonnier noted, "No one sector is going..."

Oct. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report
Another nutty rant by another Texas goober
"...sources of protein, readily available in Texas. Shouldn't an agriculture commissioner know that? But then, Staples – who took..."

Oct. 3, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

Five Questions with Brady Lowe
Cochon 555 founder is high off the hog
"...aware of how to build sustaining models around local agriculture - and “Heritage BBQ” is a way for us..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Our Fair Share
Good food doesn't have to cost the Earth
"...The problems are many, ranging from hunger to industrialized agriculture, and the solutions will not sprout from conventional thinking..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Tea Party Wins Big in Run-Offs
Patrick, Paxton beat establishment candidates
"...(86%) 145,039 (72%) Kesha Rogers 2,124 (14%) 55,953 (28%) Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hogan 7,743 (51%) 105,763 (54%) Kinky Friedman..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America
Cookbooks and cultural conversation starters top our summer reading list
"...artisans comprise this incredibly dense guide to understanding sustainable agriculture...."

May 23, 2014 Food Feature by Anna Toon

'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...demeaning to the electoral process, and just plain nuts. Agriculture Commissioner: No Endorsement..."

May 16, 2014 News Feature

May Elections: Twice the Fun
Double election strains Travis County resources
"...Paxton, R-McKinney. It's a battle of ex-lawmakers for the agriculture commissioner nomination, as former Longview state Rep. Tommy Merritt,..."

May 9, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

ACBA Summit: Austin Co-ops on the Move
Annual confab hopes to support democratic businesses
"...presentations will examine types of co-ops (specifically those in agriculture), advocacy, and how to start a new co-op. A..."

April 4, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

March 4 Election Results
The latest primary news
"...100% Wendy R. Davis 42,414 (96%) 432,025 (79%) 100% Agriculture Commissioner Travis County Total Pcts. Reporting Richard "Kinky" Friedman*..."

March 4, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

Kinky Friedman for Agricultural Commissioner
Catch him this morning at the polls
"...campaign trail for his bid to become the state’s Agriculture Commissioner, whose duties include supervising school lunches and addressing..."

March 4, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

How Sweet It Is
Austin Honey Company to host beekeeping workshop at Springdale Farm
"...to economically compete more so with the overall industrial agriculture system that we are fighting against. The farms that..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Food Post by Anna Toon

Candidate Filings
"...Commissioner of Agriculture: Hugh Asa Fitzsimons III, Richard "Kinky" Friedman, Jim Hogan..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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