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16 Document(s) [ Subject: Exotic species ]

Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Bees | Disaster relief | Economic impact | Exotic species | Hemp | Hurricane Harvey | Invasive species | Liens | Monarch butterflies | Natural disasters | Rural economic development | Tropical storms |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 Ag86
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [49 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Texas Department of Agriculture's and the Texas Animal Health Commission's role in the response to Hurricane Harvey. Examine the short-term and long-term economic and agricultural impacts to producers in the agriculture and livestock industries in Texas as a result of Harvey. Identify ways to mitigate the impact and prevent substantial losses from Harvey and future natural disasters.
2. Study the Texas olive and olive oil industry. Provide suggestions to improve, promote, and standardize the industry. Examine current policy related to the industry and examine factors such as research, marketing, labeling, standards, data collection, and the necessity of creating a commodity board or similar type of organization.
3. Review the Texas Department of Agriculture's Seed Certification Program and related areas. Consider any benefits or drawbacks to privatizing the program through a nonprofit crop improvement association.
4. Study the effects of declining migratory species, such as the monarch butterfly, as well as native and domesticated bee populations on agricultural production and its economic impact on the state. Identify possible causes of the population changes and monitor national trends. Make recommendations on how to improve and promote monarch butterfly and bee populations and habitats in the state. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism)
5. Identify methods for the early detection of exotic invasive organisms that could threaten the production of agricultural crops, such as cotton, in Texas.
6. Consider the feasibility of developing and implementing a central filing system to be used for the filing of all financing statements that cover farm products being sold and purchased in this state that are subject to an agricultural lien.
7. Evaluate the uses of industrial hemp and the economic feasibility of developing an industrial hemp market under existing or future state and federal regulations. Examine the processing and manufacturing process requirements of multiple bi-products, including feed, food, fiber, cosmetics, supplements, and building materials.
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Animal diseases | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Aquatic vegetation | Bovine spongiform encephalopathy | Bovine tuberculosis | Brucellosis | Brush control | Exotic species | Hoof-and-mouth disease | Swine |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 AG86
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 1,897 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the impact of the feral hog population in Texas in relation to economic harm to landowners and to the potential threat of spreading highly contagious animal diseases, such as foot-and-mouth disease.
2. Assess the state's brush control efforts to ensure that available programs and funding are utilized to fulfill their maximum potential and also examine the impact of invasive aquatic plants (hydrilla, water hyacinth, etc.) and animals (zebra mussels, etc).
3. Monitor the agencies 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: 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: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Animal diseases | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Brucellosis | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Exotic species | Horses | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Theft | Vocational education |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 ag83
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [73 pages  File size: 2,623 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the brucellosis eradication program as administered by the Texas Animal Health Commission.
2. Study the problem of horse theft in Texas.
3. Study the Texas statutes relating to exotic livestock.
4. Study the Texas Seed Laws as particularly related to labeling on cotton, peanut, rice and soybean planting seed.
5. Study the vocational and technical courses related to agriculture.
6. Study the administration, programs and facilities of select Texas Agricultural Experiment Stations and the Texas Agricultural Extension Service offices.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Press Releases
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 AG86 72
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [9 pages]
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: African honey bees | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Aquaculture | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border transportation | Colonias | Economic development | Exotic species | Fire ants | Food safety | Hazardous substances | Hazardous waste | Insects | International trade | Livestock | Pesticides | Rio Grande River | Rural areas | Rural issues | Solid waste disposal | Truck traffic | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ag83
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [59 pages  File size: 3,029 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the promotion of the exotic livestock industry and potential public necessity of governmental regulation thereof.
2. To study international agriculture (joint study with State, Federal and International Relations Committee).
3. To study exotic pests and their impact on Texas agriculture.
4. To study nutrition education and food safety.
5. To study pesticide disposal.
6. To study agricultural economic diversification and development in rural areas.
7. To study the economic development opportunities of the aquaculture industry and the regulatory responsibilities of the State.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Legislature / Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
Subjects: Aquaculture | Artificial reefs | Beaches | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Colonias | Cotton production | Drinking water | Environmental protection | Exotic species | Fish | Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. | Fishing | Insects | Land conservation | Natural resources conservation | Offshore structures | Property rights | Rivers | Sewer service | Solid waste disposal | Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Program | Texas Open Beaches Act | Water conservation | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 n219
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [158 pages  File size: 5,126 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Initiate an interim study of a statewide artificial reef plan and further study various uses of abandoned oil and gas rigs. Give careful consideration to reef design, preparation, and component grouping and spacing, siting, and fisheries resource management and analyze and compare biological effectiveness, cost factors, and long-term benefits for various design options and preparation techniques.
2. Review proposals for a protection system for Texas rivers, similar to the federal Wild and Scenic rivers program. *
3. Study current efforts to control the boll weevil in Texas, including integrated pest management (IPM) programs. *
4. Review the problems associated with colonias; make recommendations for legislative action to halt the growth of illegal subdivisions and to provide water and sewer service to existing developments. *
5. Study the issues associated with aquaculture and fish farming. *
6. Study coastal erosion; consider the advantages, disadvantages and economic impacts of beach erosion control methodologies. *
7. Review the definitions of wetlands used by state and federal government agencies. Study the potential impact on wetlands management of the definition used in the Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wetlands Inventory project. *
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Environmental Affairs : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Edwards Aquifer | Exotic species | Livestock | Oil pipelines | Oil spills | Pipeline safety | Solid waste disposal | Wastewater management |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 en89
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 710 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the potential for improved sewage disposal and treatment systems and determine whether public laws encourage the most cost-effective systems for sites.
2. Study oil pipeline spills or leaks into the environment.
3. Study the problem of exotic game animals, how they may interfere with the existing ecosystem of native game, and how they may or may not be regulated.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Notices of public hearing
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EN89 69
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 69th Legislature, Texas House of Representatives / Committee on Agriculture and Livestock.
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal diseases | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Brucellosis | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Exotic species | Insects | Irrigation | Rural economic development | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of | Water conservation | West Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ag83
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [29 pages  File size: 687 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 3.
2. To study contagious animal diseases including Laryngotracheitis (poultry), Pseudo-rabies (swine), and Brucellosis (cattle).
3. To study the cane borer infestation in the Rio Grande Valley.
4. To examine the economic feasibility of the conversion irrigated farmland in West Texas to water-efficient crops and/or dryland farming.
5. To examine the role of the state in the development of farm industries in Texas, including shrimp and catfish farming.
Committee: House Fire Ants in Texas, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, Sixty-eighth Legislature : report of the / Select Committee on Fire Ants, Texas House of Representatives, Sixty-seventh Legislature.
Subjects: Exotic species | Fire ants | Pesticides |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 f514
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [41 pages  File size: 1,691 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine the exact extent of infestation.
2. Determine at which direction and rate the fire ants are moving.
3. Make an assessment of overall damages and injuries.
4. Study the procedures necessary to report damages and injuries.
5. Monitor federal legislation on pesticide controls and its impact on the fire ant problem.
6. Determine whether legislative action is necessary and warranted.
7. Examine the procedures which other states have followed in combating this problem.
8. Coordinate similar activities and programs with the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Texas A&M Agricultural Extension Service, the Texas A&M Agricultural Experiment Stations, and the House Committee on Agriculture.
Committee: House Imported Fire Ant Infestation, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Joint Interim Study Committee on the Imported Fire Ant to the 63rd Legislature of the state of Texas.
Subjects: Exotic species | Fire ants | Insects |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 f514 1973
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 571 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a thorough study of the problems of Imported Fire Ant Infestation and the need for control and eradication measures.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Imported Fire Ant Infestation, Interim
Title: Transcripts
Library Catalog Title: Transcripts.
Library Call Number: L1836.62 f514m
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Committee: Joint Exterminating Pink Boll Worm, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report on pink boll worm investigation.
Subjects: Cotton production | Exotic species | Insects |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 36th Leg., 3rd C.S., 170 (1920)
Session: 36th R.S. (1919)
Online version: View report [42 pages  File size: 2,675 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Providing for an inquiry into the pink boll worm infestation in Texas and the need and extent of protective measures against this cotton pest.
Committee: Joint Exterminating Pink Boll Worm, Investigate
Title: Supplement
Library Catalog Title: Report on pink boll worm investigation.
Subjects: Cotton production | Exotic species | Insects |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex. suppl., 36th Leg., 3rd C.S., 1 (1920)
Session: 36th R.S. (1919)
Online version: View report [270 pages  File size: 18,470 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Providing for an inquiry into the pink boll worm infestation in Texas and the need and extent of protective measures against this cotton pest.

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

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