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STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON USMCA SIGNING
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, “Time to buy a bigger tractor, because the USMCA is going to be great for agriculture. More trade, fairer trade and bigger markets are all music to the ears of ag producers here in Texas and around the country. When Texas farmers and ranchers win here at home, America wins around the world.”  [More]
 
STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON USDA APPROVAL OF TEXAS STATE HEMP PLAN
Monday, January 27, 2020, “This is a victory for Texas farmers. With USDA approval of our Texas Hemp Plan, we are one step closer to giving our ag producers access to this exciting new crop opportunity.  [More]
 
Commissioner Sid Miller To Address National Ag Group Sunday
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has been invited to provide the opening welcome to the American Farm Bureau Federation being held in Austin, Texas on Sunday. President Trump is also scheduled to address the organization later that day.  [More]
 
Statement From Commissioner Sid Miller On Signing Of U.S.-China Trade Deal
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 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
Monday, January 13, 2020, TDA released recently published rules for Texas hemp program  [More]
 
TDA STATEMENT ON WEBSITE DEFACEMENT
Thursday, January 9, 2020,

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Texas Department of Agriculture Hosts Bi-Annual Quilt Competition "Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth Lies A Texas Sunset"
Monday, January 6, 2020, 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
Friday, December 13, 2019, 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]
 
STATEMENT FROM COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON USMCA TRADE AGREEMENT
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, “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
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 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]
 
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