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So far Jennifer Dorsett has created 18 blog entries.

Bales to retire from TFB this month

June 22nd, 2018|

After 35 years with Texas Farm Bureau, most of it as corporate secretary, Marcia Bales will retire at the end of June. “Marcia has been a valuable member of the TFB Senior Management team, serving two presidents and two executive directors,” said TFB Executive Director/COO Si Cook. “Her job was not always visible. She worked [...]

Check out a farmers market near you!

June 5th, 2018|

Squash, green beans, peaches, oh my! Farmers markets are ripe with fresh produce and budding relationships, Jennifer Dorsett says on Texas Table Top.

  • Access your membership through MyTFB

Access your membership through MyTFB

June 5th, 2018|

Ready for more Texas Farm Bureau at your fingertips? It’s here! Members can access their membership and Farm Bureau activities online through the MyTFB Membership portal. To access the portal, visit my.texasfarmbureau.org or download the MyTFB iOS app from the App Store. Members can create a profile using their membership number in MyTFB. Only one [...]

  • The USDA is wrapping up collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To stay on track for data release in February 2019, the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire is June 15.

Census of Agriculture due June 15

June 5th, 2018|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To stay on track for data release in February 2019, the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire is June 15. Farmers and ranchers who have not responded by June 15 still have until [...]

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Teachers bring agriculture to life in the classroom

May 8th, 2018|

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture opened a 60-day comment period on May 3 for the public to weigh in on national bioengineered food disclosure standards mandated by Congress in 2016.

USDA seeks comments on proposed food disclosure standard

May 7th, 2018|

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking for public input on the proposed rule to create a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) as mandated by Congress in 2016. The rule aims to establish a uniform way for food companies to inform consumers about bioengineered content. Portions of the [...]

  • Texas farmers and ranchers who have kept their land in continuous agricultural production for at least 100 years are encouraged to apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Family Land Heritage program.

TDA seeks applicants for Family Land Heritage program

May 7th, 2018|

Texas farmers and ranchers who have kept their land in continuous agricultural production for at least 100 years are encouraged to apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Family Land Heritage program. Eligible farms and ranches must be owned and operated by the descendants of the founder, either through blood, marriage or adoption. At [...]

  • Mindy Brashears

Texas Tech professor selected as under secretary for Food Safety

May 4th, 2018|

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor President Donald Trump today announced the selection of Dr. Mindy Brashears as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) under secretary for Food Safety. The position requires Senate confirmation. “Dr. Brashears has long been recognized as a key expert in her field,” Texas Farm Bureau Director of Government Affairs Regan Beck [...]

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World Meat Congress meeting in Texas next month

May 4th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist All eyes will be on Texas when the 2018 World Meat Congress (WMC) returns to the United States for the first time in more than 20 years later this month. WMC, hosted by the International Meat Secretariat (IMS) and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), is the premier gathering of [...]

  • Backyard chickens have become more common. But having a flock out back requires some work. Get a few tips on raising chickens in your backyard in our Texas Neighbors publication.

Tips for raising backyard chickens

May 3rd, 2018|