It's National Honey Month!
It's National Honey Month!
Thanks to the 2014 Texas Honey Queen, Hayden Wolf, for stopping by our office this morning. Hayden lives near Tyler, TX and cares for 5 beehives with her dad.
Border Security Solutions
Border Security Solutions
Commissioner Staples speaks with local sheriffs before moderating a Texas Public Policy Foundation panel on border security solutions.
What is Really Happening on the Border?
What is Really Happening on the Border?
Commissioner Todd Staples moderates a panel discussion hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation to discuss the current situation on our border.
Commissioner Staples Stresses Critical Need For Conservation as Drought Continues
Commissioner Staples Stresses Critical Need For Conservation as Drought Continues
Commissioner Staples teamed up with state Sen. Carlos Uresti, Robert Puente, CEO of San Antonio Water System, and the Texas Water Smart coalition to challenge Texans to step up their daily water conservation efforts.
Texas pride outside of Lampasas
Texas pride outside of Lampasas
 
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Texas Department of Agriculture Announces Assistance for Growers and Handlers of Organic Agricultural Products
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Agriculture announced today it will receive $317,600 in federal funding to help growers and handlers of organic agricultural products defray the costs of obtaining organic certification. Grant funds will be available to help recover part of
Commissioner Staples Testifies Before U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Encourages Endangered Species Act Reform
Tuesday, September 09, 2014, Reform bill would give states a role in ESA listing process, prevent costly over-listing
In Case You Missed it: Commissioner Staples Authors Editorial in Austin American-Statesman Condemning School Policies Calling for “Meatless Mondays”
Monday, September 08, 2014, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples wrote an editorial for the Austin American-Statesman about keeping “Meatless Monday” campaigns out of Texas schools and restricting children’s lunches. Below is an excerpt followed by
Commissioner Staples Encourages School Administrators, Teachers, Community Leaders to Nominate Promising Young Students for GROW Award by Oct. 1
Thursday, September 04, 2014, Award honors middle school, high school students for outstanding work and excellence
Commissioner Staples, Mayor Palacios Stress Critical Need for Water Conservation as Drought Continues
Monday, August 25, 2014, PHARR – The state climatologist reports the current drought, which started four years ago, is among the five worst droughts that have occurred over the past 500 years, and it is taking a toll on South Texas. In an effort to alleviate the state water crisis and avoid in
Commissioner Staples, Mayor Martinez Stress Critical Need for Water Conservation as Drought Continues
Monday, August 25, 2014, CORPUS CHRISTI – The state climatologist reports the current drought, which started four years ago, is among the five worst droughts that have occurred over the past 500 years, and it is taking a heavy toll on the Lone Star State. In an effort to help alleviate the sta
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples Personally Visits All 254 Counties in the Lone Star State
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, AUSTIN – “I have been to some counties 254 times and now I can proudly say I’ve been to all 254 counties at least once,” announced two-term Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples. Fulfilling a promise made in 2006, Commissioner Staples made his final county visits in
Commissioner Staples Applauds Gov. Perry’s Move to Send National Guard Troops to Help Secure Texas Border
Monday, July 21, 2014, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today released the following statement regarding Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to activate and deploy up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley to help secure the Texas-Mexico border.  “The
Commissioner Staples Encourages Texans to Eat Local, Support Texas Farmers, Ranchers During Annual Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Weeklong, statewide dine-out event showcases fresh Texas-grown foods, benefits local food banks

Commissioner Staples hosted a bipartisan delegation of ag leaders to share a glimpse of life along the Texas/Mexico border.

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