Welcome to the Texas Department of Agriculture
   

Howdy Neighbors!

You may not know it, but the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) touches your life almost every day.  From the gas pump you used to fill up your car this morning to the salsa you’re eating at dinner, TDA was there to help. From the healthy lunches at your child’s school to the scales used to weigh your luggage at the airport, TDA was there, too.  From our role as the state consumer protection agency to administering school lunches and marketing Texas products, the TDA is a diverse and busy place.  We work hard every day to serve you.  

Since I was sworn into office in 2015, I’ve also worked diligently to make this agency better.  Please take some time to browse our website and learn about the many ways we’re working better, faster and more efficiently for you. As always, it is my honor to serve as your Texas Agriculture Commissioner and remind you that Texas Agriculture Matters!

Your Servant,

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Sid Miller

Texas Agriculture Commissioner


The Latest Agency News
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Honors Texas Farm and Ranch Families at 44th Annual Family Land Heritage Ceremony
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, AUSTIN – In a celebration of agriculture and family heritage, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) honored 58 farms and ranches spanning 38 Texas counties at the 44th Annual Family Land Heritage (FLH) ceremony at the State Capitol today. The ceremony, held in the historic House Chamber, recognizes Texas families who have kept their farms and ranches in continuous agricultural production for 100 years or more.
Commissioner Miller Announces Federal Hemp Rules Released
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, AUSTIN, TX - Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the USDA has released the interim final rules for the U.S. Domestic Hemp Program. These rules define the 2018 Farm Bill and serve as a framework for states like Texas that are planning to build an industrial hemp growing program. With these guidelines in place, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) can now submit a state hemp plan to USDA for approval.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Aims To Expand Texas Trade With Visit To Vietnam
Thursday, October 10, 2019, AUSTIN - Commissioner Miller will depart for an Agribusiness Trade Mission in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Friday, October 11. He will accompany the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Ted McKinney along with 15 delegation members; including 13 additional state agriculture departments.
Commissioner Miller Kicks Off Annual Farm Fresh Challenge For Schools In Texas
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the start of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) annual Farm Fresh Challenge for Texas schools. Schools are encouraged to buy Texas grown foods, teach students about the importance of agriculture, and celebrate their activities on social media. More than 220 school districts and charter school organizations have pledged participation for 2019. The Farm Fresh Challenge takes place at participating National School Lunch Program schools throughout October.
Texas Department of Agriculture Connects Texans In Need With Healthy Meals In Child And Adult Care Food Program
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller reminds Texans that the federally funded Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers nutritious meals to children and adults in need across the Lone Star State. Approximately 13,000 Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) partners at adult day care centers, child care centers and home-based day cares in Texas serve nutritious free or reduced priced meals through CACFP.
Sunset Advisory Commission Invites Public Input on the Texas Department of Agriculture
Monday, September 30, 2019, The Sunset Advisory Commission is reviewing the mission and performance of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)
Statement From Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller On EPA WOTUS Announcement
Thursday, September 12, 2019, “Today, American farmers and ranchers are able to celebrate another triumph. I commend the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking action to repeal the onerous 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. We are one step closer to providing regulatory certainty to our nation's farmers ”
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