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TDA understands and appreciates the hard work and dedication it takes to operate and maintain an agricultural operation. That is why we are committed to giving producers the most up-to-date information on our website. Thank you for providing us with the safest, most reliable, and affordable food supply in the world.

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OPEN FOR 2024 WILDFIRE & SEVERE WEATHER RELIEF

The STAR Fund (State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund) was created by the Texas Department of Agriculture to provide relief for Texas farmers and ranchers in times of disaster using monetary donations from private individuals and organizations.

STAR Fund is a reimbursement program designed to assist farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief.

If you’d like to help ag producers impacted by the recent 2024 wildfires or other disasters, consider making a donation to the STAR Fund.

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TDA News

COMMISSIONER MILLER HONORS PATRICK GOTTSCH’S REMARKABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO AGRICULTURE
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller paid tribute to his dear friend and the founder of Rural Media Group, Patrick Gottsch. Nationwide, the agriculture community is celebrating his remarkable contributions to agriculture, rural America, and the Western lifestyle industry through his visionary leadership at RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, The Cowgirl Channel, and Rural Radio 147. Patrick Gottsch began his career in rural broadcasting in Texas, starting at Superior Livestock Auction in 1991. For over 35 years, he dedicated his life to promoting and celebrating rural America, directly bringing the stories of farmers, ranchers, and Western sports to homes nationwide.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES 2024 RODEO SEASON ENDS WITH REMARKABLE SUCCESS FOR GO TEXAN PARTNERS
Thursday, May 16, 2024, Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller proudly announced the 2024 rodeo season marked an outstanding triumph for GO TEXAN partners. Sales across all six events totaled nearly half a million dollars, offering crucial support to small Texas-based businesses. Partners showcased their Texas-made products from January to May at kiosks and GO TEXAN Pavilions in Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, Austin, and San Angelo. Particularly noteworthy was the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo General Store, which saw remarkable profits of $208,579 for its 48 Partners.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER URGES SUPPORT FOR PARTNERS OFFERING CHILD NUTRITION AT SUMMER MEAL SITES AFTER JUNE 1
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced that schools, churches, city governments, and other nonprofits will open no-cost meal sites across Texas on or around June 1. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers the Summer Meal Programs in Texas and these TDA partners provide no-cost meals for children 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to age 21 in low-income areas.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER AND TDA HOST PESTICIDE WASTE COLLECTION EVENT IN ERATH COUNTY
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Miller, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and hazardous waste recycler Clean Earth joined forces on Tuesday, April 30, to host an Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection event in Stephenville, Texas, in Erath County. This free public event allowed agriculture producers to safely dispose of unwanted pesticides and pesticide containers.   [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES TEXANS TO RECOGNIZE THE HEROIC WORK OF SCHOOL NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS
Friday, May 3, 2024, Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller invites all Texans to join him in expressing appreciation to the state's dedicated school nutrition professionals on School Lunch Hero Day, May 3, 2024. School Lunch Hero Day celebrates the dedicated professionals serving over 800 million healthy school meals annually in Texas. "Their exceptional work, delivered with a smile, is truly commendable," Commissioner Miller said.  [More]
 
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