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SADDLE UP FOR SEASON SIX OF TEXAS AGRICULTURE MATTERS
Wednesday, March 23, 2022, AUSTIN – Yesterday, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced season six of his weekly television show Texas Agriculture Matters. The show aired to 52 million viewers nationwide on the RFD-TV network, Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7pm ET / 6pm CT.  [More]
 
STATEMENT FROM TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON TEXAS WILDFIRES
Tuesday, March 22, 2022, “Today is ‘National Agriculture Day,’ when we celebrate the industry and fine folks who produce the food and fiber all of us rely on every day. But the recent fires have taken their toll on farmers and ranchers throughout West, South and West Central Texas with over 64,000 acres burned," Commissioner Miller said.  [More]
 
TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER KICKS OFF 2022 SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK
Friday, March 4, 2022, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has announced the start of School Breakfast Week, beginning Monday, March 7th through March 11th.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES ORGANIZATIONS TO APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION IN 2022 SUMMER NUTRITION PROGRAMS
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for its 2022 Summer Meals Programs. These programs connect eligible agencies and organizations with federal funds to provide healthy meals for Texas children who may not always have access to good nutrition when school cafeterias are closed for summer.  [More]
 
AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER REPEATS CALL FOR 4TH SPECIAL SESSION TO PROTECT JOBS & SMALL BUSINESS FROM COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES
Monday, December 6, 2021, AUSTIN- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller reiterated his call for a fourth special legislative session to extend protections to Texas workers from COVID-19 requirements mandated by the federal government or public or private employers.  [More]
 
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CELEBRATES NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH DAY
Thursday, November 18, 2021, AUSTIN –Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) today are joining the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other key stakeholders to celebrate National Rural Health Day. Each year marks an opportunity for rural communities and individuals across the country to recognize the importance of rural health care and the unique challenges faced in rural communities across Texas.  [More]
 
AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER HONORS TEXAS FARM AND RANCH FAMILIES AT 46th ANNUAL FAMILY LAND HERITAGE CEREMONY
Monday, November 8, 2021, AUSTIN –In a celebration of agriculture and family heritage, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) honored 57 farms and ranches spanning 47 Texas counties at the 46th Annual Family Land Heritage (FLH) ceremony at the State Capitol on November 3, 2021. The ceremony, held in the historic House Chamber, recognizes Texas families who have kept their farms and ranches in continuous agricultural production for 100 years or more.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER KICKS OFF 2021 NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK CELEBRATIONS
Monday, October 11, 2021, AUSTIN- Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced schools across Texas will celebrate National School Lunch Week Oct. 11-15. The annual event drives participation in the National School Lunch Program, which is administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and provides 3 million lunches every school day. TDA is promoting the balanced, nutrient-rich meals served by Texas school nutrition professionals with its 2021 theme, Feed Your Creativity with a Healthy School Lunch.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER KICKS OFF FARM FRESH CHALLENGE FOR SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS IN TEXAS
Friday, October 1, 2021, AUSTIN- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the start of the 2021 Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) October Farm Fresh Challenge. Schools across Texas will celebrate Texas agriculture throughout the month. They will Eat Local, Teach Local and Be Social by serving Texas-grown foods, offering agricultural learning opportunities, and sharing their celebrations on social media.  [More]
 
 
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