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Mike Denton Jumps Into County Attorney Race
As expected, just-retired judge announces campaign for Dem nomination
"...who exemplifies "honesty, courage, compassion, and dedication." Former Texas agriculture commissioner and author Jim Hightower called Denton "a populist..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Five Ways YOU Can Fight Climate Change
Yes, you can do things to help the planet
"...2) Eat less meat ... and dairy. Greenpeace reports..."

Sept. 20, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Behind Enemy Lines at ALEC's Right-Wing Policy Conference
Activists say the American Legislative Exchange Council backs corporate interests over people
"...of directors. Attorney General Ken Paxton, Comptroller Glenn Heg­ar, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, and Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian were..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin’s First CBD Collective Opens Downtown
Custom Botanical Dispensary offers cannabidiol and more
"...try to follow suit with what the Department of Agriculture is trying to do. And then help [these smaller..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Contrast Review: The Whisper of the Jaguar
Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau and Thais Guisasola’s film resounds
"...a cob of corn, in protest of GMO-usage and agriculture stripping away the land. Long takes of Sebastian create..."

July 20, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Nick Yeager

Abbott Orders Texas Prosecutors to Enforce Marijuana Laws
Travis County D.A. says dismissals will continue
"...what is best for Texans” – referring to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 aka the Farm Bill, which..."

July 18, 2019 News Post by Kevin Curtin

Get Your Culinary Week in Shape With Austin's Meal Prep Club
Club Home Made's veggie-sitters club
"...out of meal prepping with our CSA [Community Supported Agriculture] boxes," said Hume, a Johnson's Backyard Garden alum who..."

July 19, 2019 Food Feature by Emily Beyda

Day Trips: Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Old growth forest survives on the Rio Grande
"...around it, the 2,088-acre refuge was never cleared for agriculture. Beginning in 1943, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service..."

July 19, 2019 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana Effectively Decriminalized in Travis County
Texas decriminalizes “hemp,” chaos ensues
"...favor of the main decriminalization bill, HB 63. Republican Agriculture Com­mis­sioner Sid Miller even mitigated his endorsement of the..."

July 12, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

What Happened to Bonnie and Clyde's Missing Gun?
In which we hear the report of a gun and a secret is revealed
"...And he tells me that his great-grandfather worked in agriculture and would drive around a lot to do his..."

July 5, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Rep. Ilhan Omar Tells Austin Dems to Keep Fighting
“We’re going to defeat the xenophobics, the homophobics, the racists”
"...dinner as a guest of honor, which prompted Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller to issue a statement demanding Adler..."

May 19, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Quote of the Week
"...Austin Mayor Steve Adler, telling actual clown (and Texas Agriculture Commissioner) Sid Miller to mind his business over the..."

May 17, 2019 News Column

Headlines
"...who continues to upset right-wing lawmakers – including Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller – will attend two local events..."

May 17, 2019 News Feature

Commissioners Court Candidates Get Early Start on Democratic Primary
In Western Travis, it's almost 2020
"...early supporters include 2018 congressional candidate Julie Oliver and agriculture commissioner nominee Kim Olson (now a candidate for a..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

SXSW Panel Recap: Alt. Proteins: Not Just Another Tech Revolution
Reducing our traditional protein consumption is no longer a luxury
"...Interests run the gamut from plant-based meats to cellular agriculture, and now there is even algae-based caviar and lab-grown..."

March 13, 2019 Food Post by Jessi Devenyns

Five Food-Centric Panels Coming to SXSW
People are hungry for information about policy, sustainability, and curbing a global food catastrophe. And wine.
"...Silicon Valley – yes, that one – is shaping agriculture by helping farmers and ranchers tackle climate change-related challenges...."

March 8, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

VINYL Beauty Bar Puts a New Spin on the Salon Experience
Rock & roll couple’s dream isn’t just about cutting hair
"...and factors, from soil and livestock to astronomy and agriculture, are considered interrelated)...."

March 2, 2019 Design Post by Alisha McDarris

Eating Bugs Is the Future of Sustainable Farming?
Austin entomophagy advocates bring the crispy, crunchy taste of crickets to the masses
"...Little Herds and the North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture said that he likes to let people in on..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Devenyns

Sustainable Food Center’s Farm to Plate Fundraiser Announces Lineup
12th annual sip-and-stroll event is stacked with talent
"...a key role in fighting hunger and promoting sustainable agriculture. For guests who aren’t being honored with a Sustainable..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez on the 86th Texas Legislature
“I’ll be working against issues that will unfairly treat Latinos in the state”
"...My district contains several urban farms that don’t get agriculture valuations, but are paying property taxes like homeowners. State..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Rep. Vikki Goodwin on the 86th Texas Legislature
“I worry when people talk about property tax caps [and not] where the revenue is going to come from instead”
"...a huge amount of money on the table with agriculture exemptions. It's an incredible amount of money. I know..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Day Trips: Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville
Sanctuary safeguards rare island of palms behind border wall
"...were responsible for cutting down the trees and bringing agriculture to the southernmost tip of Texas, but also for..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Point Austin: A More Urgent Warning
National Climate Assessment amplifies the alarm
"...affected by climate change, increasing risks and costs to agriculture, energy production, industry, recreation, and the environment."..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Column by Michael King

EPA Rejects Coyote Cyanide Ban
Feds reject effort to remove unsafe animal-control tool from use

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Election Coverage: The Texas Lege: A Tight Squeeze
Texas Dems put incumbents through the wringer
"...tight races for lieutenant governor (against Mike Collier) and agriculture commissioner (against Kim Olson). The Dems in these races..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Headlines
"...Olson reminded him, and voters, that he is the agriculture ­commissioner...."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature

The Fifth Annual Austin Fermentation Fest Is Sunday
An interview about gut health, Barton Springs Mill, and pickles
"...Chovanec, the fest’s Director of Marketing & Agriculture, has been a fermentation fest attendee since day one,..."

Oct. 20, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Chronicle Endorsements: County, Statewide, and Federal Races
What, you expected us to endorse a Republican in 2018?
"...Agriculture Commissioner: Kim Olson..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by The Chronicle Editorial Board

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Money for Nothing
Despite unprecedented taxpayer investment, state-funded CPCs deliver few services
"...plan was to strip funds from the Department of Agriculture, but the pushback among the rural caucus proved too..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Titanic, turtle hatchlings, and Texas beaches after Harvey
"...Cat Spring Agriculture Society Fest June 2, Cat Spring, www.catspringagsociety.org..."

June 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

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