Jim Hightower & Texas Populism

You may know of Jim Hightower for his larger than life personality and quick wit, but his tenure with the Texas Department of Agriculture is no laughing matter. In his eight years in office, he ushered in a wave of populist reforms that have largely been written out of history. We’re in the process of interviewing his collaborators for a forthcoming documentary.

Until then, read our blog posts about TDA’s work in the 1980s.



And view our fast videos from our Zoom interviews.

Mack Martinez on working with the Texas Department of Agriculture.