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11/17/2023
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER APPOINTS REPRESENTATIVES TO THE TEXAS FOOD SYSTEM SECURITY AND RESILIENCY PLANNING COUNCIL
Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller selected four agriculture and food system professionals to serve on the Texas Food System Security and Resiliency Planning Council. During the 88th Regular Session, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3323, which established this special council in response to the Texas Food Access Study conducted by the Texas Department of Agriculture and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.  [More]
 
 
11/16/2023
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER OBSERVES NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH DAY
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller joined the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals to observe National Rural Health Day. This annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the “Power of Rural” and honor the individuals and organizations dedicated to addressing the unique healthcare needs of rural America.  [More]
 
 
10/19/2023
AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER HONORS TEXAS FARM AND RANCH FAMILIES AT 49th ANNUAL FAMILY LAND HERITAGE CEREMONY
In a celebration of agriculture and family heritage, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) honored 45 farms and ranches spanning 36 Texas counties at the 49th Annual Family Land Heritage (FLH) ceremony at the State Capitol yesterday. The completely donor-funded ceremony recognizes Texas families who have kept their farms and ranches in continuous agricultural production for 100 years or more.  [More]
 
 
10/10/2023
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER SUPPORTS RURAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
AUSTIN- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has united with country music artist Jenna Paulette to encourage rural Texans to make mental health a top priority. Texas farmers and ranchers face an increased risk for suicide and mental health challenges. This is often due to social and geographical isolation, weather variability such as extreme droughts or flash floods, limited access to health services, and fluctuating commodity prices. The Texas Department of Agriculture’s AgriStress Helpline provides 24/7 support to these individuals who are struggling and may need help.  [More]
 
 
10/2/2023
COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES SCHOOL NUTRITION PARTNERS TO GO FARM FRESH FOR ANNUAL CHALLENGE
Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller kicked off the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) 2023 October Farm Fresh Challenge. “The Farm Fresh Challenge is a big part of my commitment to shaping the next Farm Fresh generation,” Commissioner Miller said.  [More]
 
 
10/2/2023
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER: STATE FAIR OF TEXAS, GO TEXAN PAVILION OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR FAIRGOERS
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller welcomes visitors at the State Fair of Texas to stop by the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) GO TEXAN Pavilion, presented by Southwest Dairy Farmers, to discover some of the best Texas-made products from our GO TEXAN partners.  [More]
 
 
9/21/2023
COMMISSIONER MILLER PROVIDES UPDATE ON HOCKLEY COUNTY BEETLE INFESTATION
AUSTIN - Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller provided an update on the red flour beetle infestation in Hockley County. On August 24, 2023, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) announced increased support for the city of Levelland in their ongoing efforts to eliminate the intrusive red flour beetle.  [More]
 
 
9/18/2023
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER AWARDED $500,000 IN FUNDING FOR AGENCY'S GLOBAL TRADE EFFORT
AUSTIN- Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded $500,000 in grant funding to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant program. TDA will use the funding to expand export-related activities of small businesses in Texas and increase export dollars earned by those companies.  [More]
 
 
9/8/2023
CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM SUPPORTS HEALTHY LIFESTYLES IN THE LONE STAR STATE
AUSTIN- Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller encouraged Texans to learn more about accessing healthy meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers this federally funded program for approximately 13,000 CACFP sites in the Lone Star State including adult day care centers, childcare centers, home-based day cares and afterschool programs. These important TDA partners serve nutritious free or reduced-price meals and snacks for eligible children and adults.  [More]
 
 
8/29/2023
STATEMENT BY TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON AMENDED WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule on an amended Waters of the United States (WOTUS) implementation program. The “final” rule was published without input from citizens after the EPA bypassed standard public comment period.  [More]
 
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