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STATEMENT FROM TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON NINTH CIRCUIT RULING ON DICAMBA REGISTRATION
Thursday, June 4, 2020, “For the farmers in Texas, I want to be clear: I’ve got your back. Dicamba is still available for use in Texas as currently labeled and will continue to be so until someone tells us to stop. In this difficult time, the last thing Texas farmers need is more uncertainty.”  [More]
 
GOVERNOR CALLS FOR 5% BUDGET CUT, MILLER WILL CUT TDA 10%
Wednesday, May 27, 2020, AUSTIN – Following the recent request by Governor Greg Abbott for agencies to cut their budgets by 5 percent, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has ordered his staff to deepen that cut to 10 percent. Agencies have been requested to submit their budget cut plans by June 15.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER ANNOUNCES GENEROUS DONATION TO RURAL HOSPITALS
Tuesday, May 12, 2020, AUSTIN – Today, Commissioner Miller announced that a generous donation of $56,000 has been made by Apache Oil Corporation (Houston) to meet the supply needs of six rural hospitals in West Texas. Funds from this donation will be used to combat COVID-19 in these rural communities. This remarkable donation follows Commissioner Miller’s appearance on CBS 60 Minutes emphasizing the demand for assistance in rural Texas.  [More]
 
MILLER ANNOUNCES MORE FEDERAL HELP FOR RURAL HOSPITALS
Friday, May 8, 2020, AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced that more financial help is on its way for rural hospitals in Texas with a federal allocation of $634 million dollars going to 393 rural providers across Texas. Each rural provider will receive at least $1 million, with additional funding provided based on a federal formula. The money comes from the federal Health and Human Services Provider Relief Fund.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER SEEKS FEDERAL HELP TO PROTECT BEEF INDUSTRY
Thursday, May 7, 2020, AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr asking him to investigate the potential of beef industry price fixing involving meat packers in the United States. The letter dated May 7, 2020 asks General Barr to probe beef pricing processes in the U.S. beef industry with a goal of protecting Texas farmers and ranchers.  [More]
 
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