Texas Department of Agriculture http://ketr.org en Immigration pits Texas ag candidates against farm lobby http://ketr.org/post/immigration-pits-texas-ag-candidates-against-farm-lobby <p>When Republican agriculture commissioner candidate <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/eric-opiela/">Eric Opiela </a>appeared on television sets across Texas recently to declare “<a href="https://www.texastribune.org/2014/02/17/opiela-ad-no-amnesty-under-any-circumstances/">No amnesty under any circumstances</a>,” he was no doubt attempting to appeal to the conservative constituency that is expected to turn out in next week’s primary election.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:13:53 +0000 Neena Satija - The Texas Tribune 50066 at http://ketr.org Immigration pits Texas ag candidates against farm lobby Wanted: Texas quilters to tell the story of agriculture http://ketr.org/post/wanted-texas-quilters-tell-story-agriculture <p><strong>Austin</strong> &ndash; Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is asking quilters across the Lone Star State to participate in the Texas Department of Agriculture&rsquo;s 2012 quilt block competition.&nbsp;&nbsp; This year&rsquo;s theme, &ldquo;Agriculture is Your Culture,&rdquo; was chosen to spotlight&nbsp; TDA&rsquo;s educational campaign that demonstrates how agriculture impacts the lives of all Americans. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:50:00 +0000 Press Release 17939 at http://ketr.org Wanted: Texas quilters to tell the story of agriculture By the numbers: Texas wildfires, six months later http://ketr.org/post/numbers-texas-wildfires-six-months-later <p>AUSTIN&nbsp;- Nearly six months into the response and recovery effort following the late-summer Texas wildfires, more than $42 million in state and federal assistance is getting to wildfire survivors and their communities. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:49:10 +0000 Press Release 17393 at http://ketr.org Request for Public Assistance deadline approaches for Texas counties http://ketr.org/post/request-public-assistance-deadline-approaches-texas-counties <p>AUSTIN, Texas - Local governments and other public entities in 30 Texas counties hit by wildfires from Aug. 30 to Dec. 31, 2011, have 10 days to submit official requests for federal assistance, the Texas Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:45:43 +0000 Press Release 16876 at http://ketr.org Request for Public Assistance deadline approaches for Texas counties TDA seeks partnerships to feed kids this summer http://ketr.org/post/tda-seeks-partnerships-feed-kids-summer <p>AUSTIN &mdash; As part of an ongoing effort to promote nutrition and fight childhood food insecurity, the Texas Department of Agriculture is seeking partner organizations to raise awareness of the federally funded Summer Nutrition Programs. Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:51:09 +0000 Press Release 15947 at http://ketr.org TDA seeks partnerships to feed kids this summer Grain Producer Indemnity Board meets http://ketr.org/post/grain-producer-indemnity-board-meets <p>AUSTIN &mdash; The newly appointed Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board recently met for the first time to discuss strategies for helping Texas grain producers mitigate losses in the event of a grain warehouse failure. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Press Release 15720 at http://ketr.org Grain Producer Indemnity Board meets TDA acts to protect Texas' onions http://ketr.org/post/tda-acts-protect-texas-onions <p>AUSTIN &ndash; The Texas Department of Agriculture today announced it has been granted approval by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a Section 18 specific exemption allowing the use of spirotetramat (Movento) to control destructive thrips on onions in Texas.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 21:09:22 +0000 Press Release 15009 at http://ketr.org TDA acts to protect Texas' onions Ag Commish announces water relief funds http://ketr.org/post/ag-commish-announces-water-relief-funds <p>AUSTIN &mdash; With an historic drought threatening to deplete entire water supplies in some rural Texas communities, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced the availability of funding to sustain and enhance water resources.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:13:41 +0000 Press Release 14987 at http://ketr.org Ag Commish announces water relief funds Texas, US eradicate Mexican fruit fly http://ketr.org/post/texas-us-eradicate-mexican-fruit-fly <p>AUSTIN - For the first time since 1927, Texas and the United States have been declared free of the citrus-destroying Mexican fruit fly following four years of successful eradication efforts by the Texas Department of Agriculture and USDA&rsquo;s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).</p><p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:35:39 +0000 Press Release 14784 at http://ketr.org Texas, US eradicate Mexican fruit fly