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COMMISSIONER MILLER URGES TEXANS TO PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF HURRICANE SEASON
Friday, July 5, 2024, Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) urge all Texans to be proactive and prepare for the potential effects of hurricanes during what is expected to be a busy hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts seventeen to twenty-five named storms in the Atlantic during hurricane season from June to November. Eight to thirteen could become hurricanes, with four to seven being major storms. Hurricanes have historically impacted Texas communities, infrastructure, and agriculture. Texans, farmers, and ranchers must stay alert.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES ELIGIBLE TEXANS TO APPLY FOR THE STAR FUND PROGRAM
Friday, June 28, 2024, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) urge all agriculture producers affected by recent severe weather disasters to apply for the State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund Disaster Assistance Program. This essential program provides financial support to help with clean-up and rebuilding efforts, offering crucial assistance to those on the front lines of these natural disasters. Qualifying applicants can receive a cost-share of up to 80% for eligible disaster recovery expenses.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES RURAL NURSING PROGRAM TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN NURSES
Monday, June 3, 2024, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced today that applications are open for the Rural Nursing Recruitment & Retention Program (RNRR), which provides eligible healthcare facilities with funds to incentivize nurses to work in rural areas of Texas.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER SECURES CRITICAL FOOD ASSISTANCE TO HOUSTON RESIDENTS FOLLOWING SEVERE WEATHER
Tuesday, May 28, 2024, Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced his request for the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to operate the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Disaster Household Distribution (DHD) program was approved. This emergency measure will enable the Houston Food Bank to provide critical food assistance to residents in seven counties impacted by severe weather, extended power outages, and road closures.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER HONORS PATRICK GOTTSCH’S REMARKABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO AGRICULTURE
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller paid tribute to his dear friend and the founder of Rural Media Group, Patrick Gottsch. Nationwide, the agriculture community is celebrating his remarkable contributions to agriculture, rural America, and the Western lifestyle industry through his visionary leadership at RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, The Cowgirl Channel, and Rural Radio 147. Patrick Gottsch began his career in rural broadcasting in Texas, starting at Superior Livestock Auction in 1991. For over 35 years, he dedicated his life to promoting and celebrating rural America, directly bringing the stories of farmers, ranchers, and Western sports to homes nationwide.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES 2024 RODEO SEASON ENDS WITH REMARKABLE SUCCESS FOR GO TEXAN PARTNERS
Thursday, May 16, 2024, Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller proudly announced the 2024 rodeo season marked an outstanding triumph for GO TEXAN partners. Sales across all six events totaled nearly half a million dollars, offering crucial support to small Texas-based businesses. Partners showcased their Texas-made products from January to May at kiosks and GO TEXAN Pavilions in Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, Austin, and San Angelo. Particularly noteworthy was the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo General Store, which saw remarkable profits of $208,579 for its 48 Partners.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER URGES SUPPORT FOR PARTNERS OFFERING CHILD NUTRITION AT SUMMER MEAL SITES AFTER JUNE 1
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced that schools, churches, city governments, and other nonprofits will open no-cost meal sites across Texas on or around June 1. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers the Summer Meal Programs in Texas and these TDA partners provide no-cost meals for children 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to age 21 in low-income areas.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER AND TDA HOST PESTICIDE WASTE COLLECTION EVENT IN ERATH COUNTY
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Miller, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and hazardous waste recycler Clean Earth joined forces on Tuesday, April 30, to host an Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection event in Stephenville, Texas, in Erath County. This free public event allowed agriculture producers to safely dispose of unwanted pesticides and pesticide containers.   [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES TEXANS TO RECOGNIZE THE HEROIC WORK OF SCHOOL NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS
Friday, May 3, 2024, Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller invites all Texans to join him in expressing appreciation to the state's dedicated school nutrition professionals on School Lunch Hero Day, May 3, 2024. School Lunch Hero Day celebrates the dedicated professionals serving over 800 million healthy school meals annually in Texas. "Their exceptional work, delivered with a smile, is truly commendable," Commissioner Miller said.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER EXPRESSES GRATITUDE TO FELLOW STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE AMID PANHANDLE WILDFIRE RECOVERY
Friday, April 26, 2024, AUSTIN- As Texans recover from the devastating Texas Panhandle wildfires, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) extend their heartfelt appreciation to the agency’s valued counterparts in state agriculture departments nationwide. Departments in states such as Alabama, Iowa, and South Carolina have provided unwavering support, prayers, and provision of resources which have been an example of solidarity and compassion. Through their generous contributions, we stand united as an agricultural community.  [More]
 
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