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2021 ANNUAL FAMILY LAND HERITAGE PROGRAM OPEN TO APPLICANTS
Friday, April 16, 2021, AUSTIN– Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller invited Texas farmers and ranchers to apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Family Land Heritage (FLH) program, which since 1974 has paid tribute to families who have kept their land in continuous agricultural production for at least 100 years. Families are asked to submit their applications for recognition in the 2021 FLH registry by Saturday, May 1, 2021. At the 46th annual recognition ceremony at the Texas Capitol this fall, Commissioner Miller will honor farms and ranches established in 1921 or earlier.
COMMISSIONER MILLER KICKS OFF 2021 TEXAS FARM FRESH JUMP WITH JILL DIGITAL TOUR
Friday, April 9, 2021, AUSTIN– Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced that the Texas Farm Fresh Jump with Jill Tour returns to Texas schools this month and next in an exciting new format — all digital. Jump with Jill assemblies inspire audiences with fun lessons about healthy lifestyle choices and since 2015, the Texas Department of Agriculture has hosted the events for more than 100 Texas schools and thousands of students. This year, the high-energy digital tour will engage students and teachers through computer screens at 27 schools across Texas.
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SPRING FARM FRESH CHALLENGE FOR NUTRITION PROGRAMS IN TEXAS
Monday, April 5, 2021, AUSTIN– Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced April 12, 2021 will kick off the 2021 Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Spring Farm Fresh Challenge. Schools, child care providers, and adult care centers across Texas will celebrate Texas agriculture April 12 through May 14. TDA will recognize these nutrition program partners for serving Texas grown foods, teaching Texans about agriculture, and sharing their celebrations on social media.
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES GENEROUS DONATION TO AG RELIEF FROM FARM CREDIT ORGANIZATIONS
Friday, March 5, 2021, AUSTIN- Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced Capital Farm Credit and multiple Farm Credit Associations have committed to a generous donation of $125,000 to the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund. Agriculture producers across the state were devastated by Winter Storm Uri, with losses expected in the billions of dollars. The STAR Fund provides Texas farmers and ranchers impacted by natural disasters with financial relief designed to get them back on their feet. The STAR Fund uses no state dollars, only donations from private individuals and organizations.