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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]
 
Commissioner Miller Seeks Applicants for Annual Family Land Heritage Program
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller invited Texas farmers and ranchers to apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Family Land Heritage program, which since 1974 has paid tribute to families who have kept their land in continuous agricultural production for at least 100 years.  [More]
 
Commissioner Miller Rallies Support For USMCA Passage
Thursday, March 21, 2019, AUSTIN- As president of Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA), Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced he has built a coalition of agriculture leaders across the south to support approval of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) pending before Congress.  [More]
 
Commissioner Miller Promotes A Healthier Future For Fellow Texans
Friday, March 15, 2019, (AUSTIN) Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has announced he is expanding his efforts to promote locally grown food beyond Texas school nutrition programs to include afterschool programs, and child and adult day care facilities.  [More]
 
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