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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]
 
Ag Commissioner Sid Miller: Step One of the ‘Right to Farm Act’ is Complete
Thursday, May 4, 2023, Texas voters can safeguard a way of life in the Texas Constitution this November by amending the Texas Constitution to include a Right to Farm, so that every day farming and ranching and family farms will be constitutionally protected.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER: STATEMENT ON THE DIMMITT FIRE
Thursday, April 13, 2023, Monday's fire in Dimmitt killed 18,000 head of cattle and left one ag worker critically injured. Much is not known yet about the cause of the horrific event, but Commissioner Miller asks that Texans keep the injured worker and the Castro County agricultural community in their prayers as investigations and cleanup continue.  [More]
 
Commissioner Miller: Statement on mRNA Vaccines in Livestock
Monday, April 3, 2023, Commissioner Miller pledges to take a close and careful look at the issue of mRNA vaccines in livestock. "We have been working towards a fact- and science-based assessment of the risks associated with this technology."  [More]
 
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller: Biden Administration's Bureaucratic Attacks on Agriculture Must Cease
Monday, March 27, 2023, More environmental regulations from Washington could hit Texas farmers hard, but TDA has their back.  [More]
 
Commissioner Miller Asks Texas Property Tax Payment Deadline Be Extended Due to Weather
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Texans have much to worry about today due to the winter storm; meeting the property tax payment deadline should not be one of them.  [More]
 
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