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10/11/2021
COMMISSIONER MILLER KICKS OFF 2021 NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK CELEBRATIONS
AUSTIN- Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced schools across Texas will celebrate National School Lunch Week Oct. 11-15. The annual event drives participation in the National School Lunch Program, which is administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and provides 3 million lunches every school day. TDA is promoting the balanced, nutrient-rich meals served by Texas school nutrition professionals with its 2021 theme, Feed Your Creativity with a Healthy School Lunch.  [More]
 
 
11/8/2021
AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER HONORS TEXAS FARM AND RANCH FAMILIES AT 46th ANNUAL FAMILY LAND HERITAGE CEREMONY
AUSTIN –In a celebration of agriculture and family heritage, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) honored 57 farms and ranches spanning 47 Texas counties at the 46th Annual Family Land Heritage (FLH) ceremony at the State Capitol on November 3, 2021. 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.  [More]
 
 
11/18/2021
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CELEBRATES NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH DAY
AUSTIN –Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) today are joining the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other key stakeholders to celebrate National Rural Health Day. Each year marks an opportunity for rural communities and individuals across the country to recognize the importance of rural health care and the unique challenges faced in rural communities across Texas.  [More]
 
 
12/6/2021
AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER REPEATS CALL FOR 4TH SPECIAL SESSION TO PROTECT JOBS & SMALL BUSINESS FROM COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES
AUSTIN- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller reiterated his call for a fourth special legislative session to extend protections to Texas workers from COVID-19 requirements mandated by the federal government or public or private employers.  [More]
 
 
1/26/2022
COMMISSIONER MILLER ENCOURAGES ORGANIZATIONS TO APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION IN 2022 SUMMER NUTRITION PROGRAMS
AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for its 2022 Summer Meals Programs. These programs connect eligible agencies and organizations with federal funds to provide healthy meals for Texas children who may not always have access to good nutrition when school cafeterias are closed for summer.  [More]
 
 
3/4/2022
TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER KICKS OFF 2022 SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK
AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has announced the start of School Breakfast Week, beginning Monday, March 7th through March 11th.  [More]
 
 
3/22/2022
STATEMENT FROM TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON TEXAS WILDFIRES
“Today is ‘National Agriculture Day,’ when we celebrate the industry and fine folks who produce the food and fiber all of us rely on every day. But the recent fires have taken their toll on farmers and ranchers throughout West, South and West Central Texas with over 64,000 acres burned," Commissioner Miller said.  [More]
 
 
3/23/2022
SADDLE UP FOR SEASON SIX OF TEXAS AGRICULTURE MATTERS
AUSTIN – Yesterday, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced season six of his weekly television show Texas Agriculture Matters. The show aired to 52 million viewers nationwide on the RFD-TV network, Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7pm ET / 6pm CT.  [More]
 
 
3/30/2022
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller: Hay, Feed, Fencing Supplies Still Needed to Support Texas Wildfire Victims
AUSTIN -- Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is calling on all who can to donate hay, feed and fencing supplies to support those impacted by the devastating Eastland Complex wildfires which have covered more than 45,000 acres in west central Texas.  [More]
 
 
3/31/2022
TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ANNOUNCES $95 MILLION IN RELIEF TO TEXAS FOOD BANKS
AUSTIN – Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced $95 million in grants to Texas food banks through the Food Bank Capacity Building Grant program. The program was created using funds from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund established under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This strategic investment in food bank infrastructure and partner capacity will enhance the ability of Texas food banks to respond to natural disasters, public health emergencies and other crises in the future.  [More]
 
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