The State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund

Many of our fellow Texans are in need of a helping hand. Texas Agriculture Farmers, Rancher, producers and agribusiness owners are rebuilding and working towards picking up the pieces after all of these natural disasters. As natural disasters continue to impact Texas farmers and ranchers, the need for donations continues.

The STAR Fund (State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund) was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and companies. STAR Fund money may be used to assist farmers and ranchers in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief.

Learn more about the STAR FUND here.

Welcome to the Texas Department of Agriculture

Howdy Neighbors!

You may not know it, but the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) touches your life almost every day.  From the gas pump you used to fill up your car this morning to the salsa you’re eating at dinner, TDA was there to help. From the healthy lunches at your child’s school to the scales used to weigh your luggage at the airport, TDA was there, too.  From our role as the state consumer protection agency to administering school lunches and marketing Texas products, the TDA is a diverse and busy place.  We work hard every day to serve you.  

Since I was sworn into office in 2015, I’ve also worked diligently to make this agency better.  Please take some time to browse our website and learn about the many ways we’re working better, faster and more efficiently for you. As always, it is my honor to serve as your Texas Agriculture Commissioner and remind you that Texas Agriculture Matters!

Your Servant,

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Sid Miller

Texas Agriculture Commissioner

The Latest Agency News
Texas Department of Agriculture Connects Texans in Need Through CACFP
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Program combines nutrition and education to promote healthy lifestyles for Texans of all ages
Commissioner Miller Coordinates Donation for Hurricane First Responders
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Super Bowl Champion and GO TEXAN Ambassador helps bring donation of flashlights and other survival gear
Commissioner Miller Visits Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Saturday, September 02, 2017, Meets with volunteers and evacuees at Brazoria County animal shelter and supply point
Commissioner Miller Calls for Donations to STAR Fund After Hurricane Harvey
Thursday, August 31, 2017, Fund provides grants to farmers and ranchers impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Commissioner Miller Authorizes School Meals at No Cost in Federal Disaster Areas
Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Federal waiver approves school lunch and breakfast program changes to feed students affected by Hurricane Harvey
Texas Department of Agriculture Responds to Hurricane Harvey
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller expressed his condolences to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and reinforced the message of support through various programs offered by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).
Commissioner Sid Miller Calls for Agency Fee Reductions
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, As a result of the efficiencies and cost savings under his administration, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today has directed agency staff at the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to find cuts in fees administered by his office.
Commissioner Miller releases skimmer education video
Monday, August 07, 2017, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller released a short video to help Texas consumers avoid becoming a victim of credit card skimming at fuel pumps.
Texas Water Smart Gazebo Dedicated in Pottsboro
Monday, July 31, 2017, State and local partners install gazebo to encourage water conservation and community beautification
Texas Water Smart Garden Dedicated in Palestine
Monday, July 31, 2017, State and local partners install garden higlighting water conservation and community beautification
Commissioner Miller Elected as Vice President of Southern United States Trade Association
Friday, July 21, 2017, Southern United States Trade Association represents Southern states' food and ag industries
Commissioner Miller Expresses Support of New China Deal to Import U.S. Rice
Thursday, July 20, 2017, Texas ag commissioner Sid Miller expects Texas rice producers to benefit
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TDA supports communities that have been adversely impacted by natural disasters. Help Texans in need by making a donation to the STAR Fund today.

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