People’s History in Texas is in the middle of a in-depth project collecting oral history and archives on the Jim Hightower tenure as Commissioner of Texas Department of Agriculture from 1983-1991. In those eight years, an amazing legacy of support for family farmers and sustainable rural agriculture was implemented. That legacy of positive programs is still making its impact on Texas. But that legacy has basically disappeared from the history books. People’s History in Texas is retelling this story.
PHIT has produced a 5 minute fast video on the impact of the Texas TDA on the right to know law about pesticides. Please watch and share.