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COMMISSIONER MILLER PROMOTES A HEALTHIER FUTURE FOR FELLOW TEXANS
Monday, March 2, 2020, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has announced the second annual Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Farm Fresh Challenge, hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), starts today and will take place throughout the month of March. After a successful inaugural CACFP Farm Fresh Challenge in 2019, this year’s challenge will further the Commissioner’s efforts to promote locally grown food beyond Texas school nutrition programs to include afterschool programs, and child care and adult day care facilities. TDA’s Farm Fresh Challenge is a fun and engaging way to encourage the use of locally grown foods and garden-based learning activities in CACFP and to take nutritional awareness to more Texans statewide.  [More]
 
FIRST ANNUAL TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY GO TEXAN GIFT GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
Monday, March 2, 2020, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller proudly releases the 2020 Texas Independence Day Gift Guide to help Texans find quality handcrafted items made right here in the great State of Texas. The electronic publication is available for free at the link below and on the GO TEXAN website.  [More]
 
TDA OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR FAMILY LAND HERITAGE RECOGNITION
Monday, February 10, 2020, AUSTIN – Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is proud to invite Texas farmers and ranchers to apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Family Land Heritage (FLH) program, which pays tribute to families who have kept their land in continuous agricultural production for at least 100 years. As TDA continues this proud tradition of honoring true Lone Star pioneers, families are asked to submit their applications for recognition in the 2020 FLH registry by May 1, 2020.  [More]
 
STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON USMCA SIGNING
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, “Time to buy a bigger tractor, because the USMCA is going to be great for agriculture. More trade, fairer trade and bigger markets are all music to the ears of ag producers here in Texas and around the country. When Texas farmers and ranchers win here at home, America wins around the world.”  [More]
 
STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON USDA APPROVAL OF TEXAS STATE HEMP PLAN
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.  [More]
 
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.  [More]
 
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.  [More]
 
Commissioner Sid Miller Announces Public Hearing for State Hemp Program
Monday, January 13, 2020, TDA released recently published rules for Texas hemp program  [More]
 
TDA STATEMENT ON WEBSITE DEFACEMENT
Thursday, January 9, 2020,

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Texas Department of Agriculture Hosts Bi-Annual Quilt Competition "Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth Lies A Texas Sunset"
Monday, January 6, 2020, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is asking quilters from across the Lone Star State to participate in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) 2020 Quilt Block Competition. Quilters are asked to submit patterns depicting scenes that depict Texas Sunsets.  [More]
 
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