Is America’s food supply safe from terrorist attacks? – September 11, 2020

Is America’s food supply safe from terrorist attacks? No. The United States spends more than $1 billion every year to keep America’s food supply safe, but even without terrorism, food-borne diseases cause about 5,000 deaths and 325,000 hospitalizations each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…. Continue reading

Food Box Boost

The Farmers to Families Food Box Program boosts economy https://www.fayobserver.com/story/opinion/columns/guest/2020/08/24/ivanka-trump-farmers-families-food-box-program-boosts-economy/3430935001/?fbclid=IwAR10z3q6lq-CjPc_5n9nDQ2DktpdnQq87_l1qfaqhDK30T5YpGfv1GVYrxg Continue reading

Commissioner Miller Issues Warning on Unsolicited Seeds From China

 (7/27/2020) Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is urging Texans to take extreme precaution when receiving unsolicited seed packets from China. These packets have been mailed to multiple states, including Texas, falsely labeled as jewelry. Residents are advised not to plant the seeds as they could contain harmful invasive species… Continue reading

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

https://www.farmers.gov/cfap Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.   USDA is accepting applications now through August… Continue reading

Conaway: USMCA Signing Marks Huge Win for Rural America

Conaway: USMCA Signing Marks Huge Win for Rural America   Washington, DC – House Agriculture Committee K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after attending the White House United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signing ceremony:   “President Trump promised America’s farmers and ranchers a better trading relationship with our North… Continue reading