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3 Document(s) [ Subject: Food prices ]

Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Biofuels | Coastal erosion | Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act | Deer | Food prices | Horses | Texas Open Beaches Act | Tourism | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 N219a
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 4,207 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the economic development impact, benefits and costs of the Fuel Ethanol and Biodiesel Incentive Program. Analyze and make recommendations regarding the following areas of interest:
  • state cost versus economic benefit, including any impact on the price of feed for livestock and food for human consumption;
  • the program as compared to other state and federal incentives;
  • any federal legislative or administrative changes relating to the program; and
  • options to encourage research and new technologies and market based incentives and competitive feedstock issues including feedstock development.
2. Study the impact of funding increases and their effectiveness for the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Program and provide options for possible future funding sources.
3. Study the economic impacts and unintended consequences of allowing whitetail deer raised on deer farms in Texas to be legally processed for venison. Study the interstate shipment issues with venison from other states currently faced by Texas restaurant suppliers.
4. Study the impact of the thoroughbred and quarter horse industries on agriculture in Texas, specifically the reasons for decline in those industries over the last several years.
5. Study the growth potential for rural economic development through the wine and grape industry as a result of expanded traditional agricultural operations and expanded agritourism.
6. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete the implementation. Specifically, monitor the implementation of HB 2819, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to enforcement of the Open Beaches Act. Additionally, monitor the implementation of the federal 2007 Farm Bill and determine the impact on the Texas agricultural industry.
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Interim Report - Unit and Item Pricing
Library Catalog Title: Final report, Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs : unit pricing and item pricing for food products.
Subjects: Food prices | Retail industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 c765ru
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [12 pages  File size: 301 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Consider the advisability of requiring grocery stores to list item prices and unit prices on food packages. Review the potential impact on consumers and businesses. *
Committee: House Wages and Employment
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the 61st Legislature.
Subjects: Farmers | Food prices |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 w122
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [375 pages  File size: 18,181 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a thorough study and analysis of all the factors dealing with employment, wages and related economic problems, particularly with regard to small business and agriculture.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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