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5 Document(s) [ Subject: Farming ]

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: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Subcommittee on Agriculture interim report to the 78th Legislature.
Subjects: Animal diseases | Farming | Fire ants |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 n219a
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [47 pages  File size: 2,046 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current efforts for the early detection, exclusion and treatment of diseased plants and animals. The Subcommittee shall assess the need for regulatory and programmatic changes to address this problem.
2. Monitor the development of the 2002 Federal Farm Bill and its impact on Texas. The Subcommittee should assess the need for changes in state law or policies necessary to comply with and benefit from the federal legislation.
3. Study the efficiency, implementation and funding of the Fire Ant Research and Management Account Advisory Committee at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station for the eradication of fire ants. The Subcommittee shall evaluate state entities currently charged to combat the fire ant problem and make recommendations necessary to ensure a coordinated response.
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 | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Farming | 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.
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.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Genetic engineering, predatory animals, energy for agriculture, soil and water conservation : interim report to the 69th Legislature / Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Subjects: Biotechnology industry | Electric utility rates and charges | Farming | Genetic research | Hazardous substances | Irrigation | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Ranching | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ag83s
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,422 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the potential agricultural benefits of research in the areas of biotechnology and genetic engineering. Make recommendations regarding funding for continued research in these areas. *
2. Study the effects of major predators on Texas farmers and ranchers; consider the effectiveness of predation abatement methods, including predacides and poisons, hunting, and fencing. *
3. Study the impact of current energy pricing system on agricultural users. Make recommendations regarding the regulation of natural gas sold to agricultural users and the electricity rates for cotton gin operators. *
4. Review ways to promote water conservation, to increase the availability of water for agricultural purposes, and to control soil erosion. *

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

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