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Despite the hopeful numbers, the economic outlook on Main Street remains glum.
"...increased for the third straight year. Adapting Department of Agriculture figures to Texas, the CPPP reported, "Almost 15% of..."

Nov. 21, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...going beyond a statewide policy declared earlier by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs. The Agriculture Dept.'s regulations limit the..."

Aug. 22, 2003 News Feature

Into Town
Will Austin shoppers support a Downtown farmers' market?
"...growers grumbled about competing with farmers who practiced "conventional" agriculture, concerned that the average shopper wouldn't understand the necessary..."

May 2, 2003 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Naked City
Headlines
"...Dogs and cats lie down together: State Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs backed legislation to protect the environment,..."

Dec. 27, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...with two key Texas lawmakers on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee to boost funding for habitat preservation. In a..."

March 22, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Biotech agriculture was sold to Americans as a way to feed..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Column

Food-o-File
What's cooking in the Central Texas food scene.
"...playing an important part in the cycle of sustainable agriculture. Making a living in agriculture is a dicey proposition..."

June 1, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Who You Gonna Call?
Small Texas towns look to Austin and Washington to jump-start economic development
"...a reporter to deliver that message for him, though. Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs has toured Brim's factory and touted..."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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Our readers talk back.
"...President-elect George W. Bush has just announced a 31-member Agriculture Transition Advisory Team that will be responsible for setting..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Column

The Year That Wasn't
"...Perry to the meat-beat at the U.S. Department of Agriculture...."

Jan. 5, 2001 News Feature

Naked City
Cheney and Bush interview prospective hires. Which Texans go to Washington as Bush takes office and the economy cools down?
"...state rep) Susan Combs was mentioned as secretary of agriculture. So was putative Democratic Rep. Charlie Stenholm -- whose..."

Dec. 22, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

It's the Planet, Stupid
George W. Bush is not sure global warming and the greenhouse effect are a problem.
"...occurred in Texas since 1996 have cost the state's agriculture sector an estimated $5 billion, according to figures from..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Food Set
"...patriarch Eddie, who had spent a lifetime working in agriculture and 25 years growing pecans before moving into salsa..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Food Feature by Rebecca Chastenet dé Gery

Letters at 3AM
Hot news about global warming.
"...of California, which means less runoff, less water for agriculture and for the Southern California megalopolis of Los Angeles-San..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

Carrying the Burden
During Gov. Bush's campaign for his party's presidential nomination last fall, reporters asked the candidate to comment on a federal government report asserting that many Texans, including large numbers of children, were going to bed hungry. "I saw the report that children in Texas are going hungry. Where?" he demanded, going on to say, "You'd think the governor would have heard if there are pockets of hunger in Texas." Indeed, you would, especially if one of those pockets is just a few miles from his front door, Virginia B. Wood explains as she explores the very pockets of hunger in Austin Bush has difficulty fathoming.
"...his front door. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture study titled "Measuring Food Security in the U.S.," the..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm
"..."Sustainable agriculture" is a common catch phrase tossed around by a..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Food Review by Ronna Welsh

The Can't-Miss Kid
The Man Behind the W.
"...he helped another party switcher, Rick Perry, beat incumbent Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower. That same year, he worked for..."

May 28, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Image Over Substance
Perry's Past
"...Before Rick Perry was agriculture commissioner, before he was even a Republican, he was..."

Oct. 30, 1998 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

Food-O-File
"...a run in the statewide race for Commissioner of Agriculture. Citizens concerned about the state of agriculture in our..."

April 24, 1998 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Mouse That Roared
Organic Food Production Threatened by the USDA
"...national organic regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last December as one of the top food..."

Feb. 27, 1998 Food Feature by Steve Sprinkel

Endorsements
Travis Co. Democrats:
"...Commissioner of Agriculture:..."

Feb. 27, 1998 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

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The Executioner
"...The Department of Agriculture is holding a hearing in Austin on Thursday, February..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Column

Not Keen on Green
Enviros: Bristol and Biscoe Don't Cut It
"...rely on support from a favorite populist, former state agriculture commissioner Jim Hightower, under whom Biscoe served as general..."

Feb. 13, 1998 News Feature by Amy Smith

God's Steward at the TNRCC
In Barry McBee's Environment, Politics and Religion Mix
"...when Rick Perry defeated incumbent Jim Hightower in the Agriculture Commissioner's race, McBee got a call from Mike Toomey,..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Postmarks
"...of the World Forests" published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN: "Between 1990 and 1995, the..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Column

Mushroom Websites
"...http://www.agriculture.com/user.pages/Mushroom.html The Mushroom Council..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Food Feature

Texas' Cotton Boll
Farmers Fight Boll Weevil Program in Court
"...that two scientists from the Weslaco office of the Agriculture Research Service -- an arm of the U.S. Dept...."

Nov. 29, 1996 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Not a Drop to Drink
Comal Springs Is Drying Up
"...cotton crop. Two entomologists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture pinned much of the blame for the disaster on..."

July 12, 1996 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Common Ground
Alice Waters and Carla Marshall Promote Vegucation
"...California superintendent of schools and sympathetic U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials who administer the national Team Nutrition program..."

June 28, 1996 Food Feature

Off the Desk
"...to a controversial report by two U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologists, K.R. Summy and J.R. Raulston, Shields said, "We..."

Jan. 26, 1996 News Feature

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