Ag Commissioner Staples Comments on Agriculture During Emergency

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Ag Commissioner Staples Comments on Agriculture During Emergency

Published on June 06, 2014 by Larry Crippen

Hurricane season is underway now and Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples tells us agriculture is “particularly critical during an emergency . . . .”

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Commissioner Staples says, “This is a big part of logistics when you have literally sometimes hundreds of thousands of people that are displaced.”

Staples says its been a few years since the program has been called on.  He said, “It was a big help to families and individuals affected by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav in 2008 and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

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