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2010-10-28 / General Stories

COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE:

Four-year term. Must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Texas for at least 12 months. Among duties: regulates fuel pumps and weights and measures devices; regulates pesticide use and application; certifies organically produced products; facilitates trade and market development of agricultural commodities. Current annual salary: $137,500
TODD STAPLES (R): Having been involved in agriculture my entire life, I understand it’s the backbone of the Texas economy. As Agriculture Commissioner I will continue to ensure we have access to the safest, most reliable, and affordable  food supply in the world, and I will continue to fight the overreaching federal government (response exceeded 50 word limit) TODD STAPLES (R): Having been involved in agriculture my entire life, I understand it’s the backbone of the Texas economy. As Agriculture Commissioner I will continue to ensure we have access to the safest, most reliable, and affordable food supply in the world, and I will continue to fight the overreaching federal government (response exceeded 50 word limit)
HANK GILBERT (D): I’ve spent my entire adult life in Agriculture. For me, Agriculture is both a vocation and an avocation. I graduated with my BS from Texas A&M. I’ve taught Agriculture as a public school teacher and as  a 4H adviser. I’ve been a rancher most of my life. HANK GILBERT (D): I’ve spent my entire adult life in Agriculture. For me, Agriculture is both a vocation and an avocation. I graduated with my BS from Texas A&M. I’ve taught Agriculture as a public school teacher and as a 4H adviser. I’ve been a rancher most of my life.
RICK DONALDSON (L): I had a Pesticide Applicators License from about 1979 to 1985 when I decided to go Natural/ Organic. I’ve been involved in Hands On Natural and Organic Agri-culture since 1985. Currently, I am a spring and Fall Truck Farmer and a Small Ruminant producer. RICK DONALDSON (L): I had a Pesticide Applicators License from about 1979 to 1985 when I decided to go Natural/ Organic. I’ve been involved in Hands On Natural and Organic Agri-culture since 1985. Currently, I am a spring and Fall Truck Farmer and a Small Ruminant producer.

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