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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]
 
EDITORIAL: WASHINGTON'S WAKE-UP CALL
Wednesday, August 11, 2021, It is time Texans and Americans wake from their summer slumber. The U.S. Senate’s recent passage of the massive $1 trillion infrastructure package does not prioritize the livelihoods of American farmers and ranchers. The impact of this legislative stink bomb threatens our economy, our way of life and our personal liberties. This 2,700-page monstrosity could act as a death sentence to many patriotic Americans working in our agriculture industry.  [More]
 
TDA STATE OFFICE OF RURAL HEALTH WINS NATIONAL AWARD
Friday, July 30, 2021, AUSTIN) Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced that the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) State Office of Rural Health has won national recognition for its effort to expand and improve delivery of first class health care in rural Texas.  [More]
 
PRESS RELEASE: MILLER DEMANDS GOVERNOR, HOUSE & SENATE LEADERS ACT TO STOP FLEEING LEGISLATORS
Monday, July 12, 2021, (AUSTIN) Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has sent an official letter to Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dade Phelan to take immediate action to stop Democrat legislators from fleeing the state to break a quorum, thus ending debate in the recently called legislative session.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ASKS GOVERNOR TO ADD PRIORITIES FOR SESSION
Monday, July 12, 2021, (AUSTIN) Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has sent an official letter to Governor Greg Abbott asking him to expand the call for the legislative special session underway at the state capitol.  [More]
 
RESTRAINING ORDER GRANTED IN USDA RACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT
Friday, June 11, 2021, AUSTIN- This morning, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has issued a temporary restraining order against the Biden Administration, temporarily ceasing payments under a new U.S. Department of Agriculture loan forgiveness program exclusively for minority agriculture producers. In April, Miller had also sued the federal government on this program in the U.S. District Court in Fort Worth but that court has not yet ruled.  [More]
 
TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT IN FIGHT AGAINST FERAL HOGS
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, (AUSTIN) Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced an exciting new tool in the war against feral hogs with the release of a new hog contraceptive bait entering the market this week. A new product called HogStop is being released with the goal of curbing the growth of the feral hog population in Texas over time.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER REMINDS TEXAS FAMILIES THAT SUMMER MEALS HELP CHILDREN STAY ACTIVE, HEALTHY
Monday, May 31, 2021, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the Summer Meal Programs administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will provide healthy meals at sites across Texas this summer. Nonprofits, libraries, schools and other community organizations will partner with TDA to operate thousands of meal sites offering healthy, no-cost meals for children 18 years old and younger and people 21 and younger with disabilities.  [More]
 
TDA EXTENDS APPLICATIONS FOR FAMILY LAND HERITAGE RECOGNITION
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, AUSTIN– Today, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the 2021 Family Land Heritage application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2021. This extension is intended to allow families additional time to gather the documents necessary to apply.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES TEXANS TO APPLY FOR SECOND ROUND OF TDA’S EVENT GRANT FUNDING
Friday, May 7, 2021, AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is currently accepting applications for round two of the GO TEXAN Event Grants, a program that provides funding to GO TEXAN partners that host public events to promote Texas products and businesses. Cities, communities, and organizations are encouraged to apply for GO TEXAN Event Grant funding for events happening from May 1 thru the end of 2021. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2021.  [More]
 
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