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Statement From Commissioner Sid Miller On Signing Of U.S.-China Trade Deal
The "Phase One" trade deal with China is huge Texas-sized news for American farmers and ranchers. It is the beginning of a new era for American trade with China and a great step forward for American agriculture.  [More]
Commissioner Sid Miller Announces Public Hearing for State Hemp Program
TDA released recently published rules for Texas hemp program  [More]
Texas Department of Agriculture Hosts Bi-Annual Quilt Competition "Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth Lies A Texas Sunset"
AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is asking quilters from across the Lone Star State to participate in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) 2020 Quilt Block Competition. Quilters are asked to submit patterns depicting scenes that depict Texas Sunsets.  [More]
Texas Agriculture Is The Focus Of New National TV Show Hosted By Commissioner Sid Miller
AUSTIN – Today, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced he will host a new weekly television show that will premiere on the RFD-TV network next month. Airing for the first time Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 Texas Agriculture Matters will spotlight Texas agriculture for 52 million viewers nationwide.  [More]
“This a great step forward for American agriculture, but let’s keep rolling. I continue to call upon Congress to set aside differences and finish this agreement before this month is over. I cannot imagine a better Christmas gift for American farmers and ranchers, and the American economy.”  [More]
HEMP UPDATE #1: Texas Hemp Plan Outline Sent To USDA
AUSTIN – Today, Sid Miller, Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), announced that the Texas Hemp Program outline has been sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for approval. This document, and the changes to state rules that establish the new program, must be approved and finalized before TDA can begin granting licenses to legally grow hemp in Texas.  [More]
Commissioner Miller To Hold First Texas Olive Oil Advisory Board Meeting
AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Texas Department of Agriculture will hold its first Olive Oil Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The nine-member board will meet at the TDA headquarters in the Stephen F. Austin building in downtown Austin. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and will be open to the public.  [More]
OPINION: Thank A Farmer This Thanksgiving
Howdy neighbors! In just a few short days, it will be time to gather for a day of feasting with friends and family. Your plate will probably be piled high with turkey and mashed potatoes, with just enough space left over for Grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie.  [More]
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Honors Lives And Sacrafices Made by Farmers and Ranchers
AUSTIN – Today, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) honored 15 of our state’s farmers and ranchers who lost their lives or were severely injured in agriculture-related pursuits at the 4th Annual Texas Agriculture Memorial Day ceremony at the State Capitol today. On the south steps of the Capitol, Commissioner Miller accepted a memorial wreath carried by state FFA and 4-H youth leaders on behalf of the family members. In the Capitol Extension Auditorium, a solemn memorial ceremony was attended by invited guests and family members of those being honored.  [More]
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