Miller commends Gov. Abbott for continuing State of Disaster for counties suffering from drought

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AUSTIN – Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller offered the following comment regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s proclamation to renew the state of disaster designation for 95 Texas counties due to exceptional drought conditions.

“I commend Governor Abbott for his continued leadership on water issues and commitment to using all available resources to help Texans who are suffering from this extended drought. Even though our state has received welcomed rains, the drought is still causing perils for agriculture producers and citizens alike. It’s important to understand the drought is by no means over. Many area lake levels remain low and river flows are down.

“While the pain and damage caused by this multi-year drought cannot be overstated, our state’s farmers and ranchers stand steadfast in their commitment and fierce in their resolve to be part of Texas’ water solution. Texas agriculture matters, and our industry will rebuild and continue delivering healthy food and strong fiber for all Texans.”

To view the governor’s proclamation, click here.


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