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Texas Department of Agriculture

Texas Department of Agriculture

Texas Department of Agriculture

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The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) promotes production agriculture, consumer protection, economic development and healthy living. The Texas Legislature established the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) in 1907. The agriculture commissioner oversees the agency and is elected every four years. TDA provides value-added services through regulation, marketing and initiatives. The TDA is headquartered in Austin and has five regional service offices, two sub-offices, three laboratories and five livestock export facilities. The agency’s duties include promoting Texas agricultural products locally, nationally and internationally; assisting in the development of the agribusiness industry in Texas; regulating the sale, use and disposal of pesticides and herbicides; controlling destructive plant pests and diseases; and ensuring the accuracy of all weighing or measuring devices (like grocery scales or gas pumps) used in commercial transactions.

Oyster Marketing Program | Agriculture Commissioners’ records


Texas Department of Agriculture: Texas Oyster Marketing Program files, 1999-2003

Oyster Training 2

Oyster Training 2

Creator: Texas. Department of Agriculture
Title: Department of Agriculture records
Dates: 1999-2003
Abstract: The Texas Department of Agriculture markets Texas agriculture products with a variety of outreach programs through its Marketing and Promotion Division. Records are Oyster Advisory Committee minutes, meeting files, and marketing publications, including paper records, 3 VHS tapes, 19 cassette tapes, and one 3.5 floppy disk, dating about 1999-2003.

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Texas Department of Agriculture: Commissioners’ Records, 1997-2006

Commissioner's records

Commissioner’s records

Creator: Texas. Department of Agriculture
Title: Department of Agriculture commissioners’ records
Dates: 1952-2006, undated, bulk 2000-2003
Abstract: The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) promotes production agriculture, consumer protection, economic development, and healthy living. The majority of the records are administrative correspondence, subject files, and speeches from Commissioner Susan Combs, dating 1997-2006, undated, bulk 2000-2003. Also included are biographical information, photographs, bumper stickers, and newspaper clippings of Commissioner John White, dating 1952-1995, undated. Records are paper with a small amount of electronic. Records are restricted, see online finding aid for more information.

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