The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 4, 2011. The FSMA has given the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new authorities to regulate the way foods are grown, harvested and processed. The FSMA requires states to train farmers and consumers on preventing food borne disease. Texas leads the nation in the number of farms and ranches with 130.2 million acres and 20,000 produce farms and ranks in the top 15 producers of fresh fruit and veggies. Texas has a diverse population, much of which is Spanish-speaking.