The Time for Hemp has Come

The Time for Hemp has Come

January 9, 2019 “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” –Thomas Jefferson (TDA) As an eighth-generation farmer and rancher I know that variety in crop production is essential for Texas agricultural producers. Cotton is King in Texas,… Continue reading

SNAP Press Release

(Washington, D.C., January 8, 2019) – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the nutrition they need, despite the inability of Congress to pass an appropriations bill that safely secures our… Continue reading

Farm Bill Signed

Farm Bill Signed

(Washington, D.C., December 20, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today celebrated President Trump’s signing of the 2018 Farm Bill and issued the following statement: “This is a great day for our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers, as President Trump’s signature on this bill is a Christmas present to… Continue reading

APHIS Website Can Help All Gift Givers This Holiday Season

Agriculture gifts

Washington, D.C., December 18, 2018 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service today announced that representatives from the North Pole were among the visitors checking out the Agency’s new traveler information web page. The site, launched in September 2018, provides everyone with important information… Continue reading