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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 SID MILLER APPOINTS REPRESENTATIVES TO THE TEXAS FOOD SYSTEM SECURITY AND RESILIENCY PLANNING COUNCIL
Friday, November 17, 2023, Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller selected four agriculture and food system professionals to serve on the Texas Food System Security and Resiliency Planning Council. During the 88th Regular Session, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3323, which established this special council in response to the Texas Food Access Study conducted by the Texas Department of Agriculture and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER OBSERVES NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH DAY
Thursday, November 16, 2023, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller joined the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals to observe National Rural Health Day. This annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the “Power of Rural” and honor the individuals and organizations dedicated to addressing the unique healthcare needs of rural America.  [More]
 
AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER HONORS TEXAS FARM AND RANCH FAMILIES AT 49th ANNUAL FAMILY LAND HERITAGE CEREMONY
Thursday, October 19, 2023, In a celebration of agriculture and family heritage, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) honored 45 farms and ranches spanning 36 Texas counties at the 49th Annual Family Land Heritage (FLH) ceremony at the State Capitol yesterday. The completely donor-funded ceremony recognizes Texas families who have kept their farms and ranches in continuous agricultural production for 100 years or more.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER SUPPORTS RURAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, AUSTIN- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has united with country music artist Jenna Paulette to encourage rural Texans to make mental health a top priority. Texas farmers and ranchers face an increased risk for suicide and mental health challenges. This is often due to social and geographical isolation, weather variability such as extreme droughts or flash floods, limited access to health services, and fluctuating commodity prices. The Texas Department of Agriculture’s AgriStress Helpline provides 24/7 support to these individuals who are struggling and may need help.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES SCHOOL NUTRITION PARTNERS TO GO FARM FRESH FOR ANNUAL CHALLENGE
Monday, October 2, 2023, Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller kicked off the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) 2023 October Farm Fresh Challenge. “The Farm Fresh Challenge is a big part of my commitment to shaping the next Farm Fresh generation,” Commissioner Miller said.  [More]
 
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