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.
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.
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.
Texas Ag Commissioner: Cattle Rustling Crimes On The RiseToday'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.
Texas Awards $60K In Contest To Kill Feral HogsState 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.
Texas Agencies Sued Over Sex DiscriminationA 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.
Hunger In Texas The Topic For State LawmakersResearchers 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.
Texas Contest Brings Demise Of 12,632 Feral HogsA 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.
Fed Up With Menu, Students Stage Lunchroom BoycottMacaroni 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.
Damaging Citrus Plant Disease Confirmed In Texas
Commission Approves Rules For Aerial Hog HuntsBeginning Thursday, qualified hunters will be able to take to the skies to take aim at the state's burgeoning feral hog population.