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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

Local Artist Duo Selected for Prestigious Tito’s Prize
Ariel René Jackson will collaborate with Michael J. Love this fall
"...illustrate “a futuristic location where Black America's history of agriculture and tap dance merges to create a transformative landscape.”..."

April 22, 2021 Arts Post by Vivie Behrens

Solar-Powered Suds
Texas breweries reducing beer's carbon footprint
"...array with a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "The payback period was, at the time, like 20..."

April 23, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

The State of Delta-8: Booming Business?
And how potential cannabis reform could affect business
"...However, at an April 8 Agriculture and Livestock Committee meeting, a substitute version of the..."

April 16, 2021 Food Feature by Kevin Curtin

OMG, We’ve Reached Peak Yogurt
It’s cocojune, and it’s not even, you know, dairy-based …
"...friends who believe that dreamily delicious food and organic agriculture should be the norm,” is something you have to..."

April 5, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Mushrooms With a View to the Future
Smallhold brings the fruits of fancy fungus to Austin
"...I was up in New York, working with sustainable agriculture companies, and Smallhold caught my attention. I've always wanted..."

March 26, 2021 Food Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Speaking of Dan Patrick: Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and alleged "quack" doctor Steven Hotze..."

March 26, 2021 News Feature

The Future of Food Is the Future of You
Find out exactly what that means in the next few days – for free
"...will focus on building a better food system with agriculture, technology, and CPG. (That’s Consumer Packaged Goods, citizen.) Notable..."

March 17, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Council Recap: A Not-Just-Symbolic Promise to Lift Up Black Austin
Apologies and remedies for a long legacy of oppression
"...relied on the labor of enslaved people, working in agriculture around Central Texas and to haul those goods to..."

March 5, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

Sundance Review: CODA
Bawdy-sweet coming-of-age gem is effervescent and original
"...collar, hard-grafting community. Much as Minari does for smallholding agriculture, it understands how farmers and fishers live: and, much..."

Feb. 4, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Can Texas Clean Up Its Climate Footprint?
State Rep. Erin Zwiener outlines a House environmental agenda
"...Rep. Erin Zwiener, D-Driftwood, a member of both the agriculture and environmental committees in the last House session (her..."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Will the Texas Lege Roll the Dice on Gambling This Session?
The gambling caravan is back, but it’s losing momentum
"...animal health and welfare) into the Texas Department of Agriculture...."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...According to economists at the United States Department of Agriculture, as of 2011, the average American adult eats 1,996..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

OroBianco Italian Creamery Makes Magic With Water Buffalo Milk
Making mozzarella from white gold
"...But his Italian heritage, and a fascination with sustainable agriculture, led him to relationships with ethical ranchers and a..."

Dec. 11, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

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

Teas for Drinking, Teas for Thinking
Sometimes even a java fiend needs a vacation from coffee
"...planted by generations before us, before machinery and modern agriculture, in deep mountains among a diverse vegetation.” Yes, this..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Retailers Fighting Ban on Smokable Hemp
Plaintiffs argue Texas Department of State Health Services overstepped with consumable hemp prohibition
"...Last Friday, Texas Agriculture Commis­sion­er Sid Miller toured a hemp farm in Terry..."

Aug. 28, 2020 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Opinion: Restaurants Need Federal Aid to Survive
Chef Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye explains how and why you should support the RESTAURANTS Act
"...industry employs millions of your neighbors, funds millions in agriculture, and supports hundreds of other businesses tied to our..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Column by Kevin Fink

Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch Partners with Austin’s Regenerative Ag Experts TerraPurezza
The new farm plans include Texas sunflowers and hungry pigs
"...Weldon, the dynamic duo behind the first industrial-scale regenerative agriculture model, TerraPurezza, have had a whirlwind couple of months...."

July 21, 2020 Food Post by Lina Fisher

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...George Floyd's murder was staged. For his part, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has claimed George Soros is paying..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature

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

What Happens When Two Academics Fall in Love and Start a Farm?
TerraPurezza Farm studies regenerative agriculture just outside Austin
"...'No way, me too!' ... 'But specifically a regenerative agriculture farm.' ... 'Yeah, me too!' So it just kind..."

April 3, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

Meat-based Misery
"...of this has been brought to you by Big Agriculture and animal meat/dairy products. If you want to know..."

March 23, 2020 Postmarks

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?
" 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

Fernando Saralegui's Best Eats Havana
Dishing on the many flavors of Cuba’s capital
"...sell directly to these independent restaurants, creating an urban agriculture economy and farm-to-table experience, not unlike Austin's Wink Restaurant,..."

Feb. 18, 2020 Arts Post by Barbara Purcell

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