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Commissioner Sid Miller visits Houston to lend a hand in fight against dangerous citrus disease
Thursday, August 29, 2019, AUSTIN — Friday, Commissioner Miller will visit the Houston area Friday to join agency inspectors in destroying a citrus tree infected with the contagious citrus canker disease. Beginning at 9 a.m. CT. Commissioner Miller will address the devastating damage the contagious plant disease can cause to the vital Texas citrus industry and the importance of stopping the invasive disease immediately. After comments, Commissioner Miller and TDA inspectors will begin the removal and destruction process of an infected tree at a residential home.  [More]
Thursday, July 18, 2019, Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Texas Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications to fill nine seats on the new Texas Olive Oil Advisory Board created by the Texas Legislature earlier this year. The new board will be responsible for developing a plan to promote and expand the growing olive oil industry in the State of Texas. Applications must be submitted to the agency by 5 p.m on Aug. 15, 2019.  [More]
OPINION: The Unknown Perot
Friday, July 12, 2019, As Texas and the nation mourns the loss of H. Ross Perot, many might remember him as a tech business tycoon, a quiet philanthropist, an unsuccessful candidate for President, or perhaps as an American patriot. But I’ll bet you there’s one word that rarely appeared in the many obituaries written for Mr. Perot this week: agriculturalist.  [More]
TDA Announces EPA Relaxes Restrictions on Use of Dicamba in Texas
Tuesday, June 25, 2019, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has announced that the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has eased the restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba by Texas cotton farmers. This is a direct result of a cooperative push by the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Services and Texas cotton farmers. The current EPA label for dicamba is deemed too restrictive for the unique farming environment found in Texas.  [More]
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Statement Regarding Governor Abbott Signing Industrial Hemp Legislation
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller provided this statement on Governor Abbott signing industrial hemp legislation.  [More]
Commissioner Miller Promotes a Healthy Summer for Young Texans
Thursday, June 6, 2019, AUSTIN – This week, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the kickoff of the Summer Food Service Program, an annual federally-funded effort to offer nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 years old or younger. By partnering with nonprofits, libraries, schools and other community organizations to operate summer meal sites across Texas, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Summer Meal Programs help ensure more Texas children stay sharp and energized throughout the summer and return to school in the fall ready to succeed.  [More]
Commissioner Miller Extends Application Deadline for Annual Family Land Heritage Program
Friday, May 31, 2019, 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 2019 FLH registry by Monday, July 1.  [More]
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Statement Regarding Trump Lifting Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Canada and Mexico
Friday, May 17, 2019, AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller provided this statement on President Trump lifting steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico.  [More]
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Statement Regarding Opening of Japan to Texas Beef Imports
Friday, May 17, 2019, AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller provided this statement on the opening of Japan to Texas beef imports.  [More]
Commissioner Miller Issues Call to Eliminate Back Up at the Border
Friday, April 5, 2019, AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller issued a call to action for the legislature to eliminate a backup at the border . . . not of people, but products. With an increase in trade and some Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) personnel redirected to deal with the migrant crisis, some commercial trucks are waiting in lines up to 12 hours to get their products into the United States.  [More]
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