Monday, February 22, 2010

Food for Thought ...Thoughts on Food

Texans do a terrific job of promoting food independence, producing affordable and safe food, and providing jobs in our economy because of our vast family farming and ranching operations. Thanks to this commitment and success, Americans spend less of their disposable income on food than any other country in the world.

This week, Feb. 21-27, marks Food Check-Out Week – the time of year when the average American’s cumulative income for the still freshly new year reaches a level to cover their food expenditure needs for the entire year. I can think of no better time to celebrate the abundance of affordable food Texans and Americans alike are able to enjoy thanks to the continuous diligence of our farmers and ranchers.

No matter how affordable our food continues to be, the fact remains that many consumers still struggle to provide for their families. In an effort to assist these families, the American Farm Bureau has created a list of tips for eating healthy on a tight budget.

As always, my thanks go out to our hard-working farmers and ranchers who work tirelessly to help Texans eat well.

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