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6/25/2019
TDA Announces EPA Relaxes Restrictions on Use of Dicamba in Texas
AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has announced that the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has eased the restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba by Texas cotton farmers. This is a direct result of a cooperative push by the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Services and Texas cotton farmers. The current EPA label for dicamba is deemed too restrictive for the unique farming environment found in Texas.  [More]
 
 
6/11/2019
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Statement Regarding Governor Abbott Signing Industrial Hemp Legislation
AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller provided this statement on Governor Abbott signing industrial hemp legislation.  [More]
 
 
6/6/2019
Commissioner Miller Promotes a Healthy Summer for Young Texans
AUSTIN – This week, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the kickoff of the Summer Food Service Program, an annual federally-funded effort to offer nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 years old or younger. By partnering with nonprofits, libraries, schools and other community organizations to operate summer meal sites across Texas, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Summer Meal Programs help ensure more Texas children stay sharp and energized throughout the summer and return to school in the fall ready to succeed.  [More]
 
 
5/31/2019
Commissioner Miller Extends Application Deadline for Annual Family Land Heritage Program
AUSTIN – Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is proud to invite Texas farmers and ranchers to apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Family Land Heritage (FLH) program, which pays tribute to families who have kept their land in continuous agricultural production for at least 100 years. As TDA continues this proud tradition of honoring true Lone Star pioneers, families are asked to submit their applications for recognition in the 2019 FLH registry by Monday, July 1.  [More]
 
 
5/17/2019
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Statement Regarding Trump Lifting Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Canada and Mexico
AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller provided this statement on President Trump lifting steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico.  [More]
 
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