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
Monday, January 27, 2020, “This is a victory for Texas farmers. With USDA approval of our Texas Hemp Plan, we are one step closer to giving our ag producers access to this exciting new crop opportunity.
Commissioner Sid Miller To Address National Ag Group Sunday
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has been invited to provide the opening welcome to the American Farm Bureau Federation being held in Austin, Texas on Sunday. President Trump is also scheduled to address the organization later that day.
Statement From Commissioner Sid Miller On Signing Of U.S.-China Trade Deal
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, The "Phase One" trade deal with China is huge Texas-sized news for American farmers and ranchers. It is the beginning of a new era for American trade with China and a great step forward for American agriculture.
Commissioner Sid Miller Announces Public Hearing for State Hemp Program
Monday, January 13, 2020, TDA released recently published rules for Texas hemp program
Texas Agriculture Is The Focus Of New National TV Show Hosted By Commissioner Sid Miller
Friday, December 13, 2019, AUSTIN – Today, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced he will host a new weekly television show that will premiere on the RFD-TV network next month. Airing for the first time Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 Texas Agriculture Matters will spotlight Texas agriculture for 52 million viewers nationwide.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, “This a great step forward for American agriculture, but let’s keep rolling. I continue to call upon Congress to set aside differences and finish this agreement before this month is over. I cannot imagine a better Christmas gift for American farmers and ranchers, and the American economy.”
HEMP UPDATE #1: Texas Hemp Plan Outline Sent To USDA
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, AUSTIN – Today, Sid Miller, Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), announced that the Texas Hemp Program outline has been sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for approval. This document, and the changes to state rules that establish the new program, must be approved and finalized before TDA can begin granting licenses to legally grow hemp in Texas.
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