Statements about Agriculture

Says 97 percent of food stamp benefits "are paid in the proper amounts to people who are really eligible."

Says she "wiped out" the state Agriculture Department’s inspections of eggs at retail sites like grocery stores.

Says Texas did not bail out a loan program he oversaw as state agriculture commissioner.

Says the government wants to require farm tractor drivers to hold commercial driver’s licenses even if they’re just crossing a single public road.

Texans eat more catfish than residents of all other states combined.

"On average, Americans spend less than 10 percent of their disposable income on food. Compare that to folks in Mexico, who spend 22 percent, China, 28 percent and Russia, 37 percent."

"Todd Staples recently tried to woo his supporters and right-wing base by suggesting the Agriculture Commission cut programs intended to feed the elderly and disabled, many of whom are veterans."

"The current (agriculture) commissioner allowed tainted beef to be sent to school cafeterias."

Says a careless attitude and "poor oversight by the Texas Department of Agriculture" led to deaths and illnesses traced to a Texas peanut plant.

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