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Mar 26 2013

Seeking applications

Continuing a proud tradition of honoring hardworking Texas farmers and ranchers, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has invited families to apply for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Family Land Heritage (FLH) Program. The program recognizes family farms and ranches that have been in continuous agricultural production by the same family for at least canada pills 100 …

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Jun 18 2012

Deadline looms

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples recently announced that the Texas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for federal funds totaling $1.2 million to revitalize downtown areas in rural Texas. Annually, the Texas Capital Fund awards $50,000 to $150,000 in federal grants to rural Texas cities. The grants help fund public infrastructure projects aimed at creating new …

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Apr 24 2012

Get water smart

Ag Commissioner promotes water conservation Says historical drought, growing population call attention to critical need for water conservation   Citing the devastating results of water shortages, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, along with a group of state and local leaders and a partnership of private businesses today announced the Texas Water Smart conservation campaign. The result …

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Mar 15 2012

Texas quilters wanted

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. “There’s no doubt farmers and ranchers are …

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Feb 21 2012

Rising from the ashes

By Todd Staples Texas Agriculture Commissioner   As Texas ranchers struggle to restore approximately 6,200 miles of fences lost to historic wildfires, The Texas Department of Agriculture is leading a statewide effort to help ranchers rebuild. Since August 2011, Texas ranchers have received $70,000 in assistance through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s State of Texas …

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Jan 11 2012

A look back at 2011

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Texas agriculture faced one of its most difficult years in 2011. As the worst one-year drought blanketed the Lone Star State, farmers and ranchers were forced to reduce cattle herds and take losses on crops that yielded half their normal harvest. Last year also threw many financial challenges at …

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Dec 21 2011

Give beyond Christmas

By Commissioner Todd Staples   Christmas always makes me count my blessings and I hope it does the same for you. This time of year, we should all be reminded that giving is more than just wrapping presents for friends and family. Giving is something we can offer our fellow Texans in the form of …

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Sep 27 2011

Military generals join Texans in calling for border security action

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Despite empty assurances from Washington, communities along the Texas/Mexico border continue to face threats and violence from invading Mexican drug cartels. With the release of our commissioned report, “Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment,” the Texas Department of Agriculture offers a powerful perspective into this national security breach. …

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