From the office of Commissioner Todd Staples:
— In an ongoing effort to protect Texans from the costly destruction caused by feral hogs, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture is accepting grant applications to assist regional efforts to control feral hog populations. Grant funds are made available through TDA’s new County Hog Abatement Matching Program, or CHAMP.
“The feral hog population has exploded in the last 20 years, and our ability to control this will depend on two primary factors,” Commissioner Staples said. “First, our efforts must be coordinated across all public entities and private landowners. Second, we must focus on the most low-cost, high-return methods when investing limited taxpayer dollars into this effort. The CHAMP grant accomplishes both of these by building on the successes of recent initiatives.