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MILLER ANNOUNCES MORE FEDERAL HELP FOR RURAL HOSPITALS
Friday, May 8, 2020, AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced that more financial help is on its way for rural hospitals in Texas with a federal allocation of $634 million dollars going to 393 rural providers across Texas. Each rural provider will receive at least $1 million, with additional funding provided based on a federal formula. The money comes from the federal Health and Human Services Provider Relief Fund.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER SEEKS FEDERAL HELP TO PROTECT BEEF INDUSTRY
Thursday, May 7, 2020, AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr asking him to investigate the potential of beef industry price fixing involving meat packers in the United States. The letter dated May 7, 2020 asks General Barr to probe beef pricing processes in the U.S. beef industry with a goal of protecting Texas farmers and ranchers.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ON CBS 60 MINUTES TO HIGHLIGHT PLIGHT OF RURAL HOSPITALS
Monday, May 4, 2020, Commissioner Sid Miller joined CBS News 60 Minutes for a segment that aired Sunday night highlighting the plight of Texas rural hospitals in the COVID-19 Pandemic.  [More]
 
USDA "Farmers to Families Food Box" Program Announced
Friday, May 1, 2020, On April 17, 2020, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Through this program USDA will partner with regional and local distributors, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels and other food service entities, to purchase up to $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat products.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER TO RURAL HOSPITALS: HELP IS ON THE WAY
Friday, April 17, 2020, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced his office has secured emergency federal funding to help rural Texas hospitals struggling in the COVI9-10 pandemic. Beginning next Wednesday, April 22, TDA will distribute approximately $90,000 per hospital to over 130 rural hospitals in Texas.  [More]
 
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