Tag Archive: Todd Staples

Sep 21 2011

Cost of Texas’ drought

By Tom Pauken   Devastating wildfires across Texas in recent weeks have been the most visible evidence of a year-long drought that Texas officials have declared to be the worst on record. Behind the highly visible carnage caused by the fires, the drought also has inflicted a toll on the Texas economy that will have …

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Aug 23 2011

Jobs for rural Texans

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jobs and improved quality of life – that’s what greater access to high-speed wireless service means and there are a lot of successes underway toward that end. Upgrades are in store for business, education, health care and home life. Why should all Texans care about rural technology? Because rural …

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Aug 23 2011

Battle of the bulge as big as Texas

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner The latest “F as in Fat” report is out and the grades are not good. The research, sponsored by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds Texas has the unhealthy distinction of being among 12 states nationwide with adult obesity rates over 30 percent. …

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Jul 19 2011

GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner You have an opportunity to make your voice heard on what appears on your favorite restaurant’s wine menu. The Texas Department of Agriculture recently launched a new program called GO TEXAN or Go Thirsty. The initiative is designed to allow you to promote Texas wines, and convince more Texas …

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Jun 21 2011

End hunger in Texas

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner The fight to end hunger in the Lone Star State begins in our homes and communities, which is why I’m proud to partner with NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and leaders across the state who have accepted my annual Mayors Challenge. This important collaborative initiative, which is being …

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Jun 15 2011

Pricery groceries

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner It’s no secret rising food prices are hitting consumers hard in the pocketbook. The USDA has estimated that food prices will increase by 3 to 4 percent during 2011. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center and Tyson Foods found that one in …

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