Todd Staples

Agriculture
3:09 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

TDA acts to protect Texas' onions

Onions can fall to destructive thrips.
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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. 

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Drought-related funds
8:13 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Ag Commish announces water relief funds

2011 saw the worst Texas drought in 100 years.
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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. 

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Local Interest
10:11 am
Fri August 26, 2011

STAPLES LAUNCHES HAY HOTLINE TO FIND FORAGE, SAVE HERDS FOR DROUGHT-STRICKEN RANCHERS

Texas Department of Agriculture’s Hay Hotline to offer hay pricing, listings for donated forage, transportation information and available grazing lands

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