You may not know it, but the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) touches your life almost every day. From the gas pump you used to fill up your car to the salsa you’re eating at dinner, TDA was there to help. From the healthy lunches at your child’s school to the scales used to weigh your luggage at the airport, TDA was there, too. From our role as the state consumer protection agency to administering school lunches and marketing Texas' products, TDA is a diverse and busy place. We work hard every day to serve you. We are currently working with USDA on a program called Don't Pack A Pest to further educate travelers about the risks associated with carrying certain types of food, plants, or other agricultural items in passenger's baggage. This inter-governmental program is working to safeguard food and agriculture in Texas, the U.S. and beyond!