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House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock - 80th R.S. (2007)

Committee Members
Sid Miller, Chair
Charles 'Doc' Anderson, Vice Chair
Betty Brown, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Jimmie Don Aycock
Pete Gallego
Juan M. Garcia
Joe Heflin
Charges
• Monitor the development and implementation of the 2007 Farm Bill and determine the impact of the legislation on Texas agricultural products.
• Evaluate preparedness of relevant agriculture-related agencies to respond effectively to animal and plant disease threats.
• Study and evaluate the feasibility and potential economic impact of biofuel production from alternative feedstocks such as biomass, waste oils, and processed animal fats.
• Study the impact on the equine industry due to increased competition from other states as it related to larger purses in equine competitions.
• Examine the opportunities for increased economic development funding in rural Texas.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

Note:
Charges issued by the Speaker November 30, 2007.

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