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Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Biofuels | Horse racing | Rural economic development |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 Ag86
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 6,393 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the development and implementation of the 2007 Farm Bill and determine the impact of the legislation on Texas agricultural products.
2. Evaluate preparedness of relevant agriculture-related agencies to respond effectively to animal and plant disease threats.
3. Study and evaluate the feasibility and potential economic impact of biofuel production from alternative feedstocks such as biomass, waste oils, and processed animal fats.
4. Study the impact on the equine industry due to increased competition from other states as it related to larger purses in equine competitions.
5. Examine the opportunities for increased economic development funding in rural Texas.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Business loans | Crop dusters | Exotic species | Farming | Federal funds | Homeland security | Terrorism |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 ag86
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [120 pages  File size: 3,909 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the ability of the Texas agricultural community to gain access to capital markets throughout the state. Identify barriers to financing viable agricultural and value-added enterprises. Review and evaluate the finance programs administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. (Joint with House Committee on Financial Institutions.)
2. Identify the potential benefits associated with no-till farming. Discuss the conditions under which no-till practices are beneficial, as well as those where the practices may not be effective.
3. Gather information about the production, distribution and use of agricultural chemicals and fertilizers, including the aerial application of chemicals. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
4. Actively monitor the agencies and programs, including university programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction. Monitor the progress of federal farm legislation and evaluate its effects on Texas producers.
5. Study the effects of exotic pests on Texas agriculture. Consider risk pathways, control strategies and potential impacts on the agricultural economy. Identify partnerships involving the private sector along with state and local governments.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Boll weevils | Natural resources conservation | Rural issues | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Program | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 ag83
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [113 pages  File size: 5,209 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the vertical integration and value-added processing opportunities for Texas products.
2. Study the implementation and effects of boll weevil eradication legislation.
3. Monitor the implementation of federal farm legislation and report its effects on Texas.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies under committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Agriculture and Livestock Texas House of Representatives interim report 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic beverages | Animal diseases | Bovine tuberculosis | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Environmental education | Exotic species | Farming | Fire ants | Forest Service, Texas A&M | W. Goodrich Jones State Forest | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ag83
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 2,503 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the potential for new educational and recreational opportunities in connection with properties under ownership or management by the Texas Forest Service.
2. Review efforts and opportunities to develop value-added industries for Texas agricultural products, including factors which may prevent increased production and marketing of Texas products.
3. Review federal farm legislation and assess its impact on Texas agriculture.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including the implementation of a statewide bovine and cervidae tuberculosis plan; the development of a statewide fire ant research and management plan by the Fire Ant Research and Management Account Advisory Council; and programs and budget processes of the Texas Department of Agriculture.

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