Sid Miller

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Feral hogs have been in the news as of late, as Texas continues to struggle with the scourge of millions of wild pigs and the damage they cause.

There was the so-called “Hog Apocalypse,” proposed by Ag Commissioner Sid Miller, who wanted to distribute poisoned bait across the state to kill the oinkers. Hunters and environment groups raised a ruckus, and the scheme has now been put on hold while a state district judge thinks it over.

Tamir Kalifa / Texas Tribune

Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Richards had high hopes for his plan to bring on what he called the “feral hog apocalypse.”

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The Texas Legislature gavels in its 2017 session today. To get the new session rolling, let’s take a look back at the biggest Texas political stories of the 2016 session.

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has been generating a lot of talk in recent days in the Texas Panhandle.

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Texas’s agriculture commissioner says he has joined Donald Trump’s ag team, reports The Texas Tribune.

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As The Texas Tribune has pointed out, Monday was a tough day for the "Class of 2014" in Texas--the group of Lone Star pols who rose to prominence two years ago, including Gov. Greg Abbott, AG Ken Paxton, and Ag Commish Sid Miller. Here’s a recap:

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Texas Democrats' best hope to score a win in the statewide election could be Kinky Friedman.  Friedman is in the May 27 runoff with Jim Hogan to be the Democratic nominee for agriculture commissioner reported Ross Ramsey for the Texas Tribune.