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6/3/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES RURAL NURSING PROGRAM TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN NURSES
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced today that applications are open for the Rural Nursing Recruitment & Retention Program (RNRR), which provides eligible healthcare facilities with funds to incentivize nurses to work in rural areas of Texas.  [More]
 
 
5/28/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER SECURES CRITICAL FOOD ASSISTANCE TO HOUSTON RESIDENTS FOLLOWING SEVERE WEATHER
Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced his request for the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to operate the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Disaster Household Distribution (DHD) program was approved. This emergency measure will enable the Houston Food Bank to provide critical food assistance to residents in seven counties impacted by severe weather, extended power outages, and road closures.  [More]
 
 
5/21/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER HONORS PATRICK GOTTSCH’S REMARKABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO AGRICULTURE
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]
 
 
5/16/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES 2024 RODEO SEASON ENDS WITH REMARKABLE SUCCESS FOR GO TEXAN PARTNERS
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]
 
 
5/15/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER URGES SUPPORT FOR PARTNERS OFFERING CHILD NUTRITION AT SUMMER MEAL SITES AFTER JUNE 1
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]
 
 
5/14/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER AND TDA HOST PESTICIDE WASTE COLLECTION EVENT IN ERATH COUNTY
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]
 
 
5/3/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES TEXANS TO RECOGNIZE THE HEROIC WORK OF SCHOOL NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS
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]
 
 
4/26/2024
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER EXPRESSES GRATITUDE TO FELLOW STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE AMID PANHANDLE WILDFIRE RECOVERY
AUSTIN- As Texans recover from the devastating Texas Panhandle wildfires, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) extend their heartfelt appreciation to the agency’s valued counterparts in state agriculture departments nationwide. Departments in states such as Alabama, Iowa, and South Carolina have provided unwavering support, prayers, and provision of resources which have been an example of solidarity and compassion. Through their generous contributions, we stand united as an agricultural community.  [More]
 
 
4/25/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER ADDRESSES CONCERNS AFTER THE FDA DISCOVERS PARTICLES OF THE HPAI VIRUS IN GROCERY MILK
Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller addressed growing concerns following the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) discovery of HPAI particles in commercial grocery milk samples. While this development is significant, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), FDA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed that the commercial milk supply is safe.  [More]
 
 
4/24/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER URGES GO TEXAN PARTNERS TO APPLY FOR MEGA GRANT PROGRAM
Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced that the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for the GO TEXAN Marketing Enhancement Grant Assistance (MEGA) Program. MEGA grants are designed to provide funds to eligible GO TEXAN partners to assist with the marketing and promotion of certified Texas products or events.  [More]
 
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