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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]
 
 
5/21/2024
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]
 
 
5/28/2024
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]
 
 
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]
 
 
6/28/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES ELIGIBLE TEXANS TO APPLY FOR THE STAR FUND PROGRAM
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) urge all agriculture producers affected by recent severe weather disasters to apply for the State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund Disaster Assistance Program. This essential program provides financial support to help with clean-up and rebuilding efforts, offering crucial assistance to those on the front lines of these natural disasters. Qualifying applicants can receive a cost-share of up to 80% for eligible disaster recovery expenses.  [More]
 
 
7/5/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER URGES TEXANS TO PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF HURRICANE SEASON
Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) urge all Texans to be proactive and prepare for the potential effects of hurricanes during what is expected to be a busy hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts seventeen to twenty-five named storms in the Atlantic during hurricane season from June to November. Eight to thirteen could become hurricanes, with four to seven being major storms. Hurricanes have historically impacted Texas communities, infrastructure, and agriculture. Texans, farmers, and ranchers must stay alert.  [More]
 
 
7/13/2024
STATEMENT BY COMMISSIONER MILLER REGARDING DEADLY SHOOTING AT TRUMP RALLY
"I was with President Trump at his rally tonight in Butler, Pennsylvania, I am shocked but unharmed. While I am grateful that  President Trump is safe and appears to have avoided serious injury, I am heartbroken over the tragic loss of an innocent bystander. My thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family as they grieve this senseless tragedy. I pray for the continued safety of President Trump and his family. I pray for our great nation, which deserves better. This incident underscores the need for unity, courage, and for God's favor as we move forward."  [More]
 
 
7/17/2024
COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES TEXANS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL CORN MONTH
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller proudly joins farmers nationwide in celebrating National Corn Month this July. Texas corn producers plant over 2 million acres of corn annually, contributing a remarkable $1.7 billion to our state’s economy each year. The corn industry supports countless jobs in agronomy, trucking, and logistics. As one of Texas' most versatile crops, Commissioner Miller recognizes that corn boosts our economy and plays an essential role in our daily lives.  [More]
 
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