There is a critical relationship between banking and agriculture.
There is a critical relationship between banking and agriculture.
Commissioner Staples spoke to the Texas Bankers Association at the 94th Annual Agriculture and Rural Affairs Conference in April to discuss the importance of rural economic development and maintaining Texas’ position as a leader in job growth.
Welcome back, Spring. We missed you.
Welcome back, Spring. We missed you.
Signs of new life are blossoming across the Lone Star State. Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes beautiful flowers, new growth, plentiful harvests and so much more. We’re ready for a bountiful season for farmers and ranchers, and all of Texas.
Young Leaders Show Their Talents
Young Leaders Show Their Talents
In December, TDA had the honor of hosting FFA students from across Texas as they prepared for state competition. From transparency in agriculture to a safe, wholesome food supply, these bright young leaders showcased their knowledge and talent for us. Good luck at state!
Commissioner Staples Speaks About Water Conservation
Commissioner Staples Speaks About Water Conservation
“This drought is as serious as it gets, and smart water conservation is a proven way to save money and do our part to build a stronger community."
Family Land Heritage
Family Land Heritage
At this year’s Family Land Heritage ceremony, we honored 115 farms and ranches from 66 counties across Texas. These Texas legends filled the State Capitol with Texas pride.
 
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Commissioner Staples Honors Hanna Heuring of Petrolia High School with 'GROW' Award
Monday, April 14, 2014, Award Gives Recognition for Outstanding Work completed by middle and high school students
Commissioner Staples, Frisco Mayor Maso Stress Critical Need For Water Conservation as North Texas Lake Levels Near Historic Lows
Monday, April 07, 2014, Texas Water Smart initiative encourages adopting daily habits to curb wasteful water usage
Commissioner Staples Issues Statement on the Arrival of 100 Additional Border Patrol Agents to the Rio Grande Valley
Friday, April 04, 2014, Agents reallocated from California and Arizona to Texas where need is greater
In Case You Missed It: Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples Authors Column in Tallahassee Democrat, Advises Florida to Reject In-State Tuition Bill For Illegal Immigrants
Thursday, April 03, 2014, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples wrote a guest column for the Tallahassee Democrat recommending the Florida Legislature reject a bill that would provide in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Below is an excerpt followed by a link to the f
Commissioner Staples, Chancellor Hance, Rep. Perry Stress Critical Need For Conservation as Panhandle Drought Conditions Become Worse
Tuesday, April 01, 2014, Texas Water Smart encourages voluntary conservation as communities face 90-day water notice
Commissioner Staples, Mayor Harpole Stress Critical Need For Conservation as Panhandle Drought Conditions Become Worse
Tuesday, April 01, 2014, Texas Water Smart encourages voluntary conservation as communities face 90-day water notice
Commissioner Staples Salutes Farmers, Ranchers on National Agriculture Day
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, March 25 celebrates agriculture industry, which contributes more than $100 billion to Texas economy
Commissioner Staples to Salute Farmers, Ranchers During National Agriculture Week
Thursday, March 20, 2014, March 25-29 celebrates agriculture industry, which contributes $100 billion to Texas economy
Commissioner Staples Honors Braden Tondre of Southwest High School with 'GROW' Award
Monday, March 17, 2014, Award Gives Recognition for Outstanding Work completed by middle and high school students

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