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1 Document(s) [ Subject: Agricultural Finance Authority, Texas ]

Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agricultural Finance Authority, Texas | Agricultural loans | Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Food supplies | Invasive species | Nuisance abatement | Retail industry | Swine | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.87 Ag86
Session: 87th R.S. (2021)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 3,858 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
  • HB 2089, 87th R.S., relating to the detection and mitigation of plant pests and diseases;
  • SB 1, 87th R.S., Rider 27 (Department of Agriculture), which relates to determining methods to increase the number of grocery stores in food deserts; and
  • SB 1, 87th R.S. Rider 28 (Department of Agriculture), which relates to the Experimental Use Program for feral hog abatement.
2. Study the access of the state’s agricultural industry to available capital through loans, grants, or other sources. Make recommendations to ensure the agricultural industry has sufficient access to available capital, as well as how the Texas Department of Agriculture can educate farmers, agricultural producers, and others about available sources of capital.
3. Study the impact on agricultural operations, including the operations of dairy facilities, of governmental and regulatory requirements and practices including those that prevent or prohibit an activity that is a normally accepted agricultural practice, and make recommendations to facilitate and encourage agricultural and dairy production in the state.

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