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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]
 
 
EDITORIAL: COME TO DALLAS FOR THE 2021 STATE FAIR OF TEXAS!
Thursday, September 16, 2021, It’s State Fair time and I hope to see y’all in Dallas! Gear up for 24 days of ‘all things Texan’ at the 2021 State Fair of Texas. COVID might’ve closed the gates in 2020, but we’re on target for a powerful comeback this year and it’s expected to be better than ever. With a large assortment of family friendly activities, the State Fair is expected to bring more than 2 million visitors to Fair Park in Dallas – that’s a Texas-sized crowd!  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES GLOBAL MARKET ASSESSMENTS TO BENEFIT TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMODITIES
Tuesday, August 31, 2021, AUSTIN- Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has partnered with the Center for North American Studies (CNAS) at Texas A&M AgriLife Research to provide global market assessments for more than a dozen Texas agricultural commodities. These assessments meet high-priority national needs by offering detailed insight on U.S. export market activity and allows Texas producers to have a competitive advantage on the trade front.  [More]
 
AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER NAMES THIS YEAR’S HEALTH AMBASSADORS FOR A READY TEXAS
Tuesday, August 31, 2021, AUSTIN- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced his selections for the 2021-2022 class of Health Ambassadors for a Ready Texas (HART). These high school leaders will collaborate with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and their school nutrition teams to champion local foods and Texas agriculture using resources such as TDA’s Farm Fresh Initiative. Ambassadors also promote school meals and healthy lifestyles during National School Lunch Week, Farm to School Month and other exciting events each semester.  [More]
 
TDA STAFF RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL WORK
Thursday, August 12, 2021, AUSTIN- Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced TDA’s Region 1 Field Staff members Kyle Thompson, Joe Finley and Brandon Hubbard were recently honored at the 25th annual Texans Caring for Texans state recognition ceremony held at West Texas A&M University. Thompson, Finley and Hubbard received an award for going above and beyond the call of duty when delivering PPE and medical supplies to Texas hospitals last year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.  [More]
 
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