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Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural development districts | Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Farms and farming | Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Urban sprawl |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 ag86
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [122 pages  File size: 8,724 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine regulations imposed on agricultural operations by different state and federal agencies to identify any conflicts. The committee should also identify instances where state regulations are more stringent than federal regulations for the same program.
2. Examine the feasibility of agricultural producers voluntarily constituting agricultural development districts as a means of sharing the benefits of value-added processing.
3. Compile an inventory of agricultural research currently underway and recently completed. Assess the economic benefits of the research, identify any duplication, and consider ways to coordinate or more effectively focus research efforts
4. Examine and evaluate programs in other states designed to preserve farmland, especially in proximity to metropolitan areas.

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