When Republican agriculture commissioner candidate Eric Opiela appeared on television sets across Texas recently to declare “No amnesty under any circumstances,” he was no doubt attempting to appeal to the conservative constituency that is expected to turn out in next week’s primary election.
Austin – Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is asking quilters across the Lone Star State to participate in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s 2012 quilt block competition. This year’s theme, “Agriculture is Your Culture,” was chosen to spotlight TDA’s educational campaign that demonstrates how agriculture impacts the lives of all Americans.
AUSTIN - 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.
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.
AUSTIN — 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.
AUSTIN — 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.
AUSTIN – 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.
AUSTIN — 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.
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’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).