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OPEN FOR 2022 WILDFIRES

The STAR Fund (State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund) was created by the Texas Department of Agriculture to provide relief for Texas farmers and ranchers in times of disaster using monetary donations from private individuals and organizations.

STAR Fund is a reimbursement program designed to assist farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief.

If you’d like to help ag producers impacted by the recent 2022 wildfires or other disasters, consider making a donation to the STAR Fund.

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TDA News

COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES ELIGIBLE FAMILIES TO APPLY FOR THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE HISTORIC FAMILY LAND HERITAGE PROGRAM
Friday, January 19, 2024, AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller proudly invites Texas farmers and ranchers to apply for recognition at the Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) annual Family Land Heritage Ceremony (FLH). This year marks the 50th anniversary of FLH, a significant milestone for TDA. Since 1974, TDA has hosted a ceremony at the Texas State Capitol to celebrate the families who have passed down their proud Texas legacy from generation to generation, and who continue to inspire Texans with their commitment and endurance. This program pays tribute to families who have kept their land in continuous agricultural production for at least one hundred years. TDA requests that qualified families submit their applications for recognition in the 2024 FLH ceremony by Friday, May 31, 2024.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER MILLER AIDS HOMEBOUND TEXANS THROUGH HOME-DELIVERED MEAL PROGRAM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024, AUSTIN –Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will support 120 meal providers across the state that serve meals to homebound elderly and disabled Texans through TDA’s Texans Feeding Texans: Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program.  [More]
 
OPINION: A CALL TO ACTION: WEATHERING ANOTHER DEEP FREEZE
Friday, January 12, 2024, As Mother Nature tightens her grip on the Lone Star State, Texans prepare for yet another deep freeze. I am calling on Governor Abbott and my fellow Texas elected leaders to learn from the state’s past experiences and to join me in helping ensure every Texan is well-equipped to face the challenges of the weekend’s forecasted severe winter storm.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF GO TEXAN PROGRAM, A LANDMARK IN SUPPORTING TEXAS AGRICULTURE
Tuesday, January 9, 2024, AUSTIN- Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) proudly mark the 25th birthday of the GO TEXAN program. This milestone reflects a quarter-century of unwavering commitment to promoting and supporting Texas agriculture. Established in 1999, the GO TEXAN program has been a driving force in fostering economic growth, highlighting the diversity of Texan products, and championing the state's agricultural producers.  [More]
 
COMMISSIONER SID MILLER CELEBRATES THE START OF A NEW YEAR WITH AGENCY SUCCESSES
Tuesday, January 2, 2024, AUSTIN- In true Texas hospitality, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller welcomes 2024 with the tip of his hat. With 2023 in its rearview mirror, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) continuously saw great success throughout the past year and plans to carry that advantageous momentum into 2024.  [More]
 
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