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8/11/2021
EDITORIAL: WASHINGTON'S WAKE-UP CALL
It is time Texans and Americans wake from their summer slumber. The U.S. Senate’s recent passage of the massive $1 trillion infrastructure package does not prioritize the livelihoods of American farmers and ranchers. The impact of this legislative stink bomb threatens our economy, our way of life and our personal liberties. This 2,700-page monstrosity could act as a death sentence to many patriotic Americans working in our agriculture industry.  [More]
 
 
7/30/2021
TDA STATE OFFICE OF RURAL HEALTH WINS NATIONAL AWARD
AUSTIN) Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced that the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) State Office of Rural Health has won national recognition for its effort to expand and improve delivery of first class health care in rural Texas.  [More]
 
 
7/12/2021
PRESS RELEASE: MILLER DEMANDS GOVERNOR, HOUSE & SENATE LEADERS ACT TO STOP FLEEING LEGISLATORS
(AUSTIN) Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has sent an official letter to Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dade Phelan to take immediate action to stop Democrat legislators from fleeing the state to break a quorum, thus ending debate in the recently called legislative session.  [More]
 
 
7/12/2021
COMMISSIONER MILLER ASKS GOVERNOR TO ADD PRIORITIES FOR SESSION
(AUSTIN) Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has sent an official letter to Governor Greg Abbott asking him to expand the call for the legislative special session underway at the state capitol.  [More]
 
 
6/11/2021
RESTRAINING ORDER GRANTED IN USDA RACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT
AUSTIN- This morning, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has issued a temporary restraining order against the Biden Administration, temporarily ceasing payments under a new U.S. Department of Agriculture loan forgiveness program exclusively for minority agriculture producers. In April, Miller had also sued the federal government on this program in the U.S. District Court in Fort Worth but that court has not yet ruled.  [More]
 
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