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5 Document(s) [ Subject: Agricultural policy ]

Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : report to the Texas House of Representatives, 82nd session
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Economic development | Rural economic development | Swine | Tick-borne diseases | Transportation planning |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 Ag86
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 759 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the impact of tick-borne diseases in domestic and exotic livestock and of plant diseases and pests on the Texas agriculture industry. Examine barriers limiting the state's response and identify resources to enhance the state's ability to control, prevent, and respond to disease vectors.
2. Review efforts to manage feral hog populations and mitigate damage to agricultural and livestock operations.
3. Study the safety and efficiency of the existing agriculture-related transportation infrastructure. Consider the air, ground, and rail transportation needs of rural Texas and analyze the effect on economic development. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Transportation
4. Survey rural economic development programs. Analyze the economic relationship between rural communities and the agriculture industry and their combined impact on the state's economy. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on County Affairs
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Biofuels | Horse racing | Rural economic development |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 Ag86
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 6,393 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the development and implementation of the 2007 Farm Bill and determine the impact of the legislation on Texas agricultural products.
2. Evaluate preparedness of relevant agriculture-related agencies to respond effectively to animal and plant disease threats.
3. Study and evaluate the feasibility and potential economic impact of biofuel production from alternative feedstocks such as biomass, waste oils, and processed animal fats.
4. Study the impact on the equine industry due to increased competition from other states as it related to larger purses in equine competitions.
5. Examine the opportunities for increased economic development funding in rural Texas.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
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: Joint Agriculture Policy
Title: Interim Report - House Bill 2
Library Catalog Title: The Joint Agriculture Policy Committee interim report to the 77th Legislature : House Bill 2.
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agriculture |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 ag81
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [105 pages  File size: 3,517 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Develop a sound agricultural policy for Texas in the 21st Century by comprehensively studying the condition of agriculture, the state's current programs in support of agriculture, and the role of the state in preserving the agriculture industry. The Committee Shall work closely with the Texas Department of Agriculture, the comptroller, the Texas Department of Economic Development, and other agencies and institutions of higher education as determined by the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Implementation of SB 7 and SB 766
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 77th Legislature : implementation of SB 7 and SB 766.
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agriculture | Air pollution | Air quality | Clean Air Act | Electric utility deregulation | Emissions | Environmental permits | Grandfathered industrial facilities | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Voluntary Emissions Reduction Program |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n219i
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 564 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the implementation of the following bills enacted during the 76th Legislature, Regular Session: HB 2, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to agriculture and state agriculture policy; and SB 766, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the issuance of certain permits for the emission of air contaminants. The Committee shall also assess, monitor and report on the qualitative and quantitative impacts resulting from the environmental provisions of SB 7, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to electric utility restructuring and to the powers and duties of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Office of Public Utility Counsel, and Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.

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