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State Agriculture Program Has Texans Feeding Texans

One focus of the Texas Department of Agriculture is feeding the hungry. The department’s Texans Feeding Texans program awards grants to organizations to help offset the cost of getting surplus food products to Texas food banks.

CBSDFW.COM–06/28/2013

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Texas Counties Can Seek Feral Hog Control Grants

Texas counties needing financial help controlling feral hogs are being encouraged to pair up and apply for $30,000 in grants.

06/18/2013

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State Announces Online ‘Water Source’ Drought Tool

Texans still recovering from the devastating 2011 drought have an online tool for information on water supplies and disaster assistance.

06/11/2013

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Texas Ag Commissioner: Cattle Rustling Crimes On The Rise

Today’s Texas rancher not only faces the challenges of a lingering drought but must still battle the age-old problem of cattle rustling — a problem that has plagued the industry for more than a century.

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2013

Wild hogs dig at the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellin, Colombia. (credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Awards $60K In Contest To Kill Feral Hogs

State agriculture officials say more than 7,150 feral hogs were killed as part of a competition to curb their numbers and limit the hundreds of millions of dollars in damage caused to crops and ranchland every year.

03/06/2013

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Texas Agencies Sued Over Sex Discrimination

A lawsuit alleges that two Texas agencies are liable for three employees at the now defunct Texas Department of Rural Affairs being discriminated against because they were women.

07/11/2012

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Hunger In Texas The Topic For State Lawmakers

Researchers and lawmakers refer to it as Food Insecurity or availability of food in areas and one’s access to it. In Austin today lawmakers are trying to break down why there are food shortages across the state and find ways to solve the problem.

05/22/2012

A feral hog.  (Photo credit: Texas Dept. of Agriculture)

Texas Contest Brings Demise Of 12,632 Feral Hogs

A competition aimed at curbing the feral hog problem in Texas has resulted in the demise of 12,632 of the animals that damage or destroy hundreds of millions of dollars in crops and ranchland every year.

02/23/2012

Students line up to receive food during lunch in a Texas school cafeteria. (credit: Jana Birchum/Getty Images)

Fed Up With Menu, Students Stage Lunchroom Boycott

Macaroni and cheese again? Students at a Texas junior high school staged a four-day boycott of cafeteria food last week to press for more menu choices and healthier alternatives.

02/20/2012

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Damaging Citrus Plant Disease Confirmed In Texas

AUSTIN (AP) – State agriculture officials say a destructive citrus plant disease that has wiped out crops in Florida has been confirmed in Texas. The Texas Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced that a section […]

01/18/2012

A feral hog.  (Photo credit: Texas Dept. of Agriculture)

Commission Approves Rules For Aerial Hog Hunts

Beginning Thursday, qualified hunters will be able to take to the skies to take aim at the state’s burgeoning feral hog population.

08/27/2011