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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller in his office in Austin, Sept. 14, 2016.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller in his office in Austin, Sept. 14, 2016.

In private meeting, Sid Miller says hog poison safeguard not "doable"

In a March 3 meeting with a constituent, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller suggested that his agency could change the label on a hog poison to eliminate important warnings and a requirement to bury the carcasses of poisoned animals, which he said simply wasn't "doable." 

James Stone's ranch outside of Lockhart on May 10, 2011. Hogs have hobbled Stone's property, ruining pasture land, killing trees and damaging fences. He estimates taking out over 500 hogs during the last three years.
<p>James Stone's ranch outside of Lockhart on May 10, 2011. Hogs have hobbled Stone's property, ruining pasture land, killing trees and damaging fences. He estimates taking out over 500 hogs during the last three years.</p>

Feral hog poison in Texas on hold — for now

The company behind the only EPA-approved pesticide for feral hogs has withdrawn its request for registration in Texas. But that doesn’t mean the battle over the warfarin-based poison’s safety is finished.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller tours&nbsp;the Naama Agricultural Community in Israel's&nbsp;Jordan Valley.
<p>Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller tours<span>&nbsp;the Naama Agricultural Community in Israel's&nbsp;Jordan Valley.</span></p>

Why Texas Ag Chief Sid Miller signed a deal with disputed Israeli settlements

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has opened trade relations with group of Israeli settlements in the West Bank that neither the United States nor the United Nations legally recognizes.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, governor of the neighboring Mexican state of Tamaulipas, at the intersection of the Texas-Mexico border on the international bridge spanning the Rio Grande at Laredo on Feb. 23, 2017.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, governor of the neighboring Mexican state of Tamaulipas, at the intersection of the Texas-Mexico border on the international bridge spanning the Rio Grande at Laredo on Feb. 23, 2017.

In border meeting, Sid Miller suggests distance with Trump on border wall, immigration

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller on Thursday left the tough talk on immigration in Austin while he held a historic press conference on one of the country's busiest international bridges to Mexico.

(L-R) Former state Comptroller Susan Combs, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, former U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla and former Texas A&M University President Elsa Murano.
(L-R) Former state Comptroller Susan Combs, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, former U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla and former Texas A&M University President Elsa Murano.

Trump picks Perdue for agriculture secretary, passing over 4 Texans

President-elect Donald Trump has picked former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary, bypassing four Texans who had been seen as candidates for the job.

Gov. Greg Abbott gave the opening speech at the state republican convention in Dallas, Texas on May 12, 2016.
Gov. Greg Abbott gave the opening speech at the state republican convention in Dallas, Texas on May 12, 2016.

Five stories that marked 2016 in Texas politics

It may have been the offseason for the Texas Legislature, but there was still ample news coming from state officials, much of which will reverberate through the legislative session starting in January.

(L-R) Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, U.S. Reps. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi and Bruce Babin,R-Woodville and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump
(L-R) Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, U.S. Reps. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi and Bruce Babin,R-Woodville and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

Party leaders' rhetoric leaves Texas Republican women reeling

Interviews with Texas Republican female consultants, lobbyists, activists and aspiring politicians reveal a common sentiment: They no longer feel welcome in their own party.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller in his office in Austin, Sept. 14, 2016.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller in his office in Austin, Sept. 14, 2016.

Miller Won't Face Charges For "Jesus Shot" Trip, Rodeo Visit

Travis County prosecutors say “criminal intent would be difficult to prove," so they're not pressing charges against Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller for controversial state-paid trips to a Mississippi rodeo and to receive a "Jesus Shot" in Oklahoma.  

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, right, hosts Tamaulipas Gov.-elect Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca on Wednesday at the Texas Department of Agriculture’s office in Austin to discuss agriculture issues along the Texas/Tamaulipas border, economic development in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, immigration and border security.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, right, hosts Tamaulipas Gov.-elect Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca on Wednesday at the Texas Department of Agriculture’s office in Austin to discuss agriculture issues along the Texas/Tamaulipas border, economic development in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, immigration and border security.

Texas-Born Mexican Politician Pledges to Work with Lone Star State Leaders

During a trip to Austin Wednesday, Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, the governor-elect of Tamaulipas, got a head start on improving the relationship between Mexico and Texas.

Retailers who measure consumer goods must register their scales with the state.
Retailers who measure consumer goods must register their scales with the state.

Ag Commissioner Takes on Weighty Issue

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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is working on a roundup. Instead of cattle, he's eyeing wayward herds of retailers who may have neglected to register their scales with the state of Texas.