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CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM SUPPORTS HEALTHY LIFESTYLES IN THE LONE STAR STATE
Friday, September 8, 2023, AUSTIN- Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller encouraged Texans to learn more about accessing healthy meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers this federally funded program for approximately 13,000 CACFP sites in the Lone Star State including adult day care centers, childcare centers, home-based day cares and afterschool programs. These important TDA partners serve nutritious free or reduced-price meals and snacks for eligible children and adults.  [More]
 
STATEMENT BY TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON AMENDED WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE
Tuesday, August 29, 2023, Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule on an amended Waters of the United States (WOTUS) implementation program. The “final” rule was published without input from citizens after the EPA bypassed standard public comment period.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES TDA WILL RECEIVE 12.2 MILLION DOLLARS FROM USDA TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS
Monday, August 28, 2023, AUSTIN -Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller welcomed a 12.2-million-dollar cooperative agreement with the USDA to administer the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure program. “This program is an important step in building agricultural infrastructure that will lead to more economic opportunities in communities across the state,” said Commissioner Miller.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES $1.4 MILLION IN USDA FUNDING TO STRENGTHEN STATE’S SPECIALTY CROPS
Friday, August 25, 2023, AUSTIN- Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) awarded over $1.4 million in Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funding to Texas. This grant allows TDA to fund projects that will open new market opportunities for Texas specialty crop producers and increase the state’s competitiveness of specialty crop products.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ASSISTS COUNTY IN FIGHT AGAINST BEETLE INFESTATION
Thursday, August 24, 2023, AUSTIN - Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will implement an immediate strategy to assist the city of Levelland in an ongoing fight against a red flour beetle infestation.  Without intervention, infestations can easily transfer from one product to another, likely spreading into local commercial, agricultural, and residential areas.  [More]
 
STATE OF TEXAS AGRICULTURE RELIEF FUND AVAILABLE FOR TEXAS FARMERS AND RANCHERS
Monday, August 21, 2023, AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced that the State of Texas Agriculture Relief, or STAR Fund, is ready to assist Texas agriculture producers affected by critical wildfire activity that has sparked across the state. At least 8,500 acres of Texas land have burned since Aug. 1.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS FOR YOUNG FARMER GRANT PROGRAM ARE NOW OPEN
Thursday, August 17, 2023, AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced that applications for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Young Farmer Grant Program (YFGP) are open. Funds from the YFGP provide financial assistance to young producers across the state who are interested in creating or expanding an agricultural business of their own.  [More]
 
Advisory: Applications available for Texans Feeding Texans - Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program
Monday, July 31, 2023, Commissioner Sid Miller announced that applications for the Texans Feeding Texans - Home-Delivered Meal Grant are now available on the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Home-Delivered Meal Program webpage. Applicants are urged to reach out to their county commissioners as soon as possible.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER REMINDS PARENTS IT’S TIME TO APPLY FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS
Tuesday, July 25, 2023, Texas school nutrition teams are now accepting the household applications required to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price school meals.  [More]
 
Commissioner Sid Miller: One year later, Uvalde Families Deserve Answers for Closure
Thursday, May 25, 2023, One year later, questions about the tragedy in Uvalde still remain. Time for answers to bring closure to the grieving families and the Uvalde agricultural community.  [More]
 
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