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63 Document(s) [ Subject: Agriculture ]

Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Emergency management | Irrigation | Litter | Livestock | Property taxes | Soil pollution | Water conservation | Water planning | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 Ag86
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [25 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate policy challenges to the state’s agriculture and livestock industry, including long-term impacts of price declines in oil and natural gas; the availability of natural resources, including water, necessary to operate the industries; and the mitigation of and preparation for potential future hazards to the industries caused by natural disaster, drought, or disease.
2. Determine the sources of water used by Texans in the production of food and fiber, and examine current water delivery methods and water conservation goals for agricultural use. Evaluate whether there are more efficient and effective water-usage management practices that could be employed in the agricultural industry, and determine the impact of crop insurance requirements on producers. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Natural Resources)
3. Evaluate ways in which Texas can continue to promote our domestic agricultural products, across the nation and internationally, and to strengthen our state's international ties for the purpose of exporting Texas food and fiber. (Joint charge with the House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs)
4. Study the impacts of windblown trash on agriculture and ranching.
5. Study the appraisal of agricultural land for taxation and related issues, including the change-of-use "rollback" provision. Examine the impact of the current appraisal system of agricultural land for taxation on rural economic development.
6. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal diseases | Border crossings | Nuisance abatement | Right to Farm Act, Texas | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | Swine | Urban sprawl | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 Ag86
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [42 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the feasibility of the creation of a border agricultural inspection training program and the authority of Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) employees to augment federal inspectors at Texas border land ports of entry. The study should include similar subject matter to HB 3761 (83R). Measure and estimate the increase in state revenue and secondary economic benefits that could be created from implementing the efficiency measures in HB 3761 (83R) as a way to offset costs for additional state inspectors.
2. Evaluate the Texas Right to Farm Act and determine if certain recommendations and updates to the law should be made in efforts to protect agricultural operations.
3. Examine current statutes and rules to determine any necessary enhancements that can assist in the eradication of feral hogs by using practical solutions and effective eradication techniques. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism)
4. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Brush control | Drug testing | Firefighters | Forest Service, Texas A&M | Horse racing | Horses | Hunger | Racing Commission, Texas | Rural Affairs, Texas Department of | Urban areas | Veterinarians | Water conservation | Wildfires |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 Ag86
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [56 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the role of community gardens and urban farming efforts that increase access to healthy foods and examine the possible impact that state and local policies have on the success of programs of this type. Determine the feasibility of policies to support these efforts, especially in high-population areas. (Joint with the House Committee on Urban Affairs)
2. Study the wildfire response performed by the Texas Forest Service and cooperating state agencies. Examine specifically how state laws and regulations could be enhanced to improve response effectiveness across the state. Study both the available causes of wildfires and mitigation and make recommendations as needed.
3. Study the adequacy of access to veterinarian care in rural areas of the state. Determine the impact that a lack of access may have on the agriculture business in Texas.
4. Examine the current enforcement system for performance-enhancing drug testing show horses, performance horses, and race horses in Texas. Specifically, review currently prohibited drugs and quantities to determine if any changes should be made to existing law. Compare the state's current regulations to other systems around the country and make specific recommendations on how the state's system could be improved.
5. Study the viability of cedar eradication as a means to enhance resource conservation.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature. Specifically, monitor the consolidation of the Texas Department of Rural Affairs into the Texas Department of Agriculture's Rural Economic Division, ensuring that rural communities are not negatively affected by the consolidation.
Committee: Senate Agriculture, Rural Affairs, and Homeland Security
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture | Aquaculture | Diet and nutrition | Droughts | Fire prevention | Firing ranges | Food safety | Grain elevators and warehouses | Horse slaughter | Horses | Land conservation | Obesity | Ranches and ranching | Rural areas | Small farms | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Veterinarians | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 Ag86r
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [47 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the impact of the drought on the Texas agricultural and ranching industry.
2. Develop methods and legislative recommendations to minimize the effects of drought and respond to the challenges for farmers and ranchers.
3. The committee should focus on the following:
  • Implementation of best management practices for agricultural conservation
  • Alternatives to federal assistance due to drought losses
  • Long-term economic impact of the drought on the agricultural sector of the Texas economy
  • Better management of federal, state, and local parkland/preserve-land to reduce fire risk, including cooperative fire mitigation efforts with surrounding properties and neighborhoods
  • Analysis of Texas forest service and land management recommendations and options from other states for mitigating risk
4. Study and make recommendations for ways to increase investment, employment and production in Texas agriculture. Include a review of current land use and market trends as they relate to agricultural use and make recommendations for ways to support and enhance small farm and ranch operations.
5. Study current federal, state and local safeguards regarding seafood consumption in Texas. Review existing academic studies, and federal, state, and private data relating to the safety of imported seafood, and provide recommendations on the need for additional studies and testing related to safety advisories for the public.
6. Assess the current veterinary medical workforce, and make recommendations to address any disparities between small animal (companion) and large animal (food/fiber) veterinarians. Review the Rural Veterinary Medical Loan program (RVML) and make recommendations to enhance the use of RVML funds and other funding sources to increase the veterinary medical workforce.
7. Review the impact of state laws relating to the closure of horse slaughter facilities across the United States. Analyze the impact on the equine industry and agricultural sector of the Texas economy.
8. Examine ways to increase the use of Texas agricultural products in healthy foods readily available to Texas consumers. Evaluate the role of community initiatives in reducing obesity and diet-related diseases and make recommendations to support state and local efforts.
9. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, 82nd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the implementation and effects of current and proposed federal laws and regulations, including Environmental Protection Agency initiatives that may impact the Texas farming and ranching industry.
Committee: Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 82nd Legislature / Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
Subjects: Agriculture | Alternative energy | Diet and nutrition | Food safety | Hazardous substances | School lunches | Swine |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 AG86r
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [48 pages  File size: 7,714 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on new and innovative ways to increase investment, employment and production in Texas agriculture.
2. Study current federal, state and local safeguards to protect our food supply. Identify gaps that may exist in Texas statute, agency roles, and authority for ensuring a safe food supply for Texas, including imported fruits and vegetables. Examine the impact of revised federal regulations on the State, and the potential impact of pending federal legislation. Examine the existing capabilities of the public health system on the border to accomplish public health surveillance of food.
3. Study impact of windblown herbicides on grape growing and other agricultural production. Make recommendations for improving the safety and quality of Texas agricultural products.
4. Study and make recommendations on the impact of feral hogs and other predators that hamper development of Texas agriculture.
5. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, 81st Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, consider the following:
  • Monitor the establishment of the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council and the Texas Bioenergy Research Committee.
  • Monitor the Texas Department of Agriculture's efforts to reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids in foods provided by Texas schools.
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 County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on County Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Agriculture | Bail | Counties | County government | Economy | Indigent health care | Land use regulations | Open government | Rural economic development |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 C832
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [99 pages  File size: 2,515 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current practices and tools available to counties to manage growth and development. Consider incompatible land uses and county rulemaking authority, including rulemaking authority bracketed to counties of a certain population.
2. Study county- level health care delivery models for indigent health care that emphasize community-based care to improve the continuity and quality of care. Compare urban and rural health care delivery models and make necessary legislative recommendations.
3. Study county oversight related to pretrial release on bond in criminal cases.
4. Examine how local governments can better inform the public about local government debts.
5. 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 Agriculture and Livestock
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Agriculture | Bicyclists | Highway planning | Motorcyclists | Pedestrians | Rural economic development | Toll roads | Traffic | Traffic safety | Transportation | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 T687
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [108 pages  File size: 11,487 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to ensure the agency is implementing recommended legislative, sunset, and Grant Thornton management audit changes.
2. Review the organization and operation of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Consider the relationship between MPOs and TxDOT regarding transportation planning and programming.
3. Study the practices and procedures used in the development of toll roads and make recommendations as necessary.
4. Review federal, state, and local programs to promote traffic light signalization, improve traffic flow, and reduce congestion.
5. Study methods for improving safety on Texas roadways. Study the funding levels of crash prevention programs directed toward pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other vulnerable road users. Explore ways to improve safety for roadside workers.
6. 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 Agriculture and Livestock .
7. 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
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Subcommittee on Agriculture interim report to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Animal diseases | Biofuels | Bovine tuberculosis | Brucellosis | Fire ants | Gasoline additives | Water Development Board, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 N219a
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [21 pages  File size: 291 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations to enhance current efforts for the early detection, exclusion, and treatment of diseased plants and animals.
2. Explore new technologies and business opportunities in agriculture and make recommendations to enhance and develop agriculture.
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 Financial Institutions
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Financial Institutions, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Banks and banking | Business loans | Consumer credit | Credit service organizations | Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 | Mortgages | Pawnshops | Privacy | Sale-leaseback agreements |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 f49h
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [61 pages  File size: 284 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the mortgage lending industry in Texas to determine whether the expectations of the Mortgage Broker Licensing Act of 1999 and subsequent related legislation are being met.
2. Research trends and practices in the sub-prime lending market in Texas and identify any issues of public concern in those markets.
3. Review the practices of financial institutions to comply with consumer privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and assess the ease and convenience afforded customers in exercising their choices.
4. Evaluate the ability of the Texas agricultural community to gain access to capital markets throughout the state. Identify barriers to financing of viable agricultural and value-added enterprises. Review and evaluate the finance programs administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture. (Joint with House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock)
5. Study the methods currently used to report pawnshop transaction data between pawn shops and law enforcement agencies.
6. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
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: 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.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Boll weevils | Natural resources conservation | Rural issues | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Program | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 ag83
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [113 pages  File size: 5,209 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the vertical integration and value-added processing opportunities for Texas products.
2. Study the implementation and effects of boll weevil eradication legislation.
3. Monitor the implementation of federal farm legislation and report its effects on Texas.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies under committee's jurisdiction.
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 Wildlife Management
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Agriculture and Wildlife Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State agency mandated reports | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 ag83
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 1,306 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the value added opportunities for processing agricultural products grown in Texas.
2. Study the success and limitations of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's ongoing efforts to develop and promote the State's recreational infrastructure, wildlife areas, fish hatcheries and related facilities. Review the Department's policy relating to new land acquisitions concurrent with closures and down-sizing of existing facilities, and the policy of limiting economic development opportunities in relation to Department facilities.
3. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.
Committee: House NAFTA and GATT, Special Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 74th Texas Legislature. Special House Select Committee on NAFTA and GATT.
Subjects: Agriculture | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border issues | Border transportation | Job training programs | North American Free Trade Agreement | Workforce |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 n13
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [322 pages  File size: 14,100 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To assess the impacts on Texas of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. The assessments should include the effects on the state's economy, environment, state and local governments, infrastructure and services (e.g., education, health care, sanitation, etc.). The Committee shall consider measures to prepare the state to obtain the maximum benefits from the agreements, while minimizing their negative effects.
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: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report - Agriculture commodities and the agriculture industry
Library Catalog Title: The agriculture commodities and agriculture industry : blueprint for the 1990's, preliminary joint interim report to the 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ag83sp
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 1,352 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Survey the problems and challenges the agriculture industry expects to face in the 1990s. Prepare a prioritized list of industry needs. *
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report - Agriculture commodities and the agriculture industry
Library Catalog Title: The agricultural commodities and agriculture industry : blueprint for the 1990's, preliminary joint interim report to the 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ag83sp
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 1,352 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Survey the problems and challenges the agriculture industry expects to face in the 1990s. Prepare a prioritized list of industry needs. *
Committee: House State, Federal and International Relations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on State, Federal, and International Relations : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border issues | Border transportation | Colonias | Drinking water | Federal aid | Federal funds | International trade | Maquiladoras | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 st30
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 1,273 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 33.
2. To study the impact of health, environmental immigration and infrastructure improvements on the economy of the Texas-Mexico border area.
3. To study the existing maquiladora programs along the Texas-Mexico border and determine means by which foreign investment and participation can be enhanced.
4. To study the implementation and development of the European state of Texas International Trade Offices and the impact of the European Common Market (Europe 92) on international trade in Texas.
5. To study the implementation and development of the Asian State of Texas International Offices.
6. To study federal allocation of funds in Texas, including defense, research and federal formula programs and the role of the Office of State and Federal Relations.
7. To study international agriculture (joint study with Agriculture and Livestock).
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Texas Legislature / Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Agriculture | Enterprise zone programs | Grain elevators and warehouses | Kenaf | Paper mills | Rural economic development | Transportation infrastructure | Veterinarians | Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 ag83
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 2,902 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the feasibility of creating rural or agricultural enterprise zones in Texas.
2. To study the certification of animal reproduction technicians.
3. Contingent upon the passage of Constitutional Amendment No. 1, to study the implementation of a self-insurance pool for grain elevators.
4. To study kenaf, an alternative crop for Texas that is used to make paper products.
5. To study the Texas wine industry and submit statutory modifications to the 71st Legislature which would promote the growth and marketing of wine produced in Texas.
6. To study the effect of transportation costs on Texas agricultural products.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report - Agricultural reproductive technology
Library Catalog Title: Agricultural reproductive technology : interim report to the 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Veterinarians | Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 ag83s
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 1,423 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct an interim study on the certification of animal reproductive technicians.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report - Natural fiber industry
Library Catalog Title: Texas natural fiber industry : interim report to the 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Boll weevils | Cotton production | Rural economic development | Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Program | Textile industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 n219fi
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 1,471 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct a study of the means to improve the economic environment of Texas's natural fiber industry.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: SR 648, 70th Leg.
Library Call Number: SR 648
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 397 kb]
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: SR 657, 70th Leg.
Library Call Number: SR 657
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 514 kb]
Committee: House Security Interests in Farm Products, Special
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 71st Legislature of the House Special Committee on Security Interests in Farm Products.
Subjects: Agricultural loans | Agriculture | Business loans |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 se26
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [12 pages  File size: 521 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study security interests in farm products and determine whether changes are needed in Texas statutes in order to arrive at the most appropriate method for providing protection to purchasers of farm products from secured creditors of the seller as provided by the Food Security Act of 1985; and evaluate the operation of central filing system in states that have such a system.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Security Interests in Farm Products, Special
Title: HR 620, 70th Leg.
Library Call Number: HR 620
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 702 kb]
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee : a report to the House of Representatives, 70th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural Loan Guaranty Program | Agricultural loans | Agriculture | Bond issues | Irrigation | Junior water rights | Occupational licenses | Reservoirs | Water conservation | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 n219
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 1,356 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study and analyze the effectiveness of techniques employed in promoting the constitutional propositions of HJR 6, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, and the concerns of the electorate when voting on major water legislation.
2. To study the effectiveness of the pilot agricultural loan program.
3. To study the effectiveness of the bond insurance program.
4. To study and recommend enabling legislation for an agricultural loan program if the Texas Agricultural Water Conservation Bonds approved by HJR 6, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, are approved by the electorate.
5. To study the availability of measures to reduce reservoir construction costs to the state and in particular the advisability of enacting legislation to defease outstanding water development bonds.
6. To study the need for, and the provisions that should be included in, legislation requiring certification of water and waste analysis.
7. To study the availability of water for future appropriation in major basins of the state in light of the Texas Supreme Court's decision in No. C-1620.
8. To study the need to define "unappropriated water" and to amend other statutes pertaining to water rights.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report - Agricultural Finance and Market Development
Library Catalog Title: Agricultural finance and market development : interim report to the 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural Loan Guaranty Program | Agricultural loans | Agriculture | Rural economic development |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 ag83s
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [23 pages  File size: 661 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study agricultural finance and marketing and report findings and recommendations. *
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 Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and the members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Biofuels | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Cotton production | Exports | Rural economic development | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ag83
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 851 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the feasibility of establishing foreign market trade missions and offices in other countries for the purpose of marketing Texas agricultural products and promoting agricultural exports. *
2. Examine operations under the new Agricultural Code to ascertain if substantive changes were indeed incorporated into the non-substantive items rewritten in the Code. Work with the Texas Legislative Council in identifying areas which may need substantive changes.
3. Study the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Determine the number of people served, services provided, etc.
4. Review the manner in which alcohol manufacturing processes are permitted and regulated by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and other agencies with similar responsibilities. Stay abreast of new technology in field of alcohol fuel production.
5. Study the commercial potential of guayule, the desert shrub which was the nation's major source of rubber during World War II.
6. Study cotton warehousing in Texas with specific attention to alleged delays in service by the industry, the status of domestic and foreign markets, and the adequacy of current law as it deals with cotton warehousing.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim Report to the 68th Legislature / Senate Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Agricultural loans | Agriculture | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Explosions | Grain elevators and warehouses | Pesticides | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Water planning | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ag83s
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 2,772 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the issues of bonding or recovery funds associated with grain elevator storage to ensure commodity producers against possible economic loss.
2. Explore the issue of agricultural labor with respect to labor availability and labor relations.
3. Study the transportation of agricultural commodities and analyze the effect that transportation rates have upon agricultural profitability.
4. Review the measures the state has taken to guarantee that farmers are assured sufficient supplies of water for their crops and livestock.
5. Examine the adequacy and timeliness of publicly funded agricultural research and development programs.
6. Examine any problems relating to the enabling legislation and administration of the Family Farm and Ranch Security Program.
7. Study the current system for bonding of commodity warehouses. Consider the risk of warehouse defaults and the possible effects on depositors. Review proposed methods for guaranteeing 100% protection for commodities depositors *
8. Review current state laws regulating pesticides; consider whether additional regulations are needed to protect the health farm workers. *
9. Investigate recent grain elevator explosions in Texas and suggest means to reduce the likelihood that such catastrophes will recur.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: SR 627
Library Call Number: SR 627
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 666 kb]
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim study report of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Agriculture | Agriculture, U.S. Department of | Alternative energy | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Aquaculture | Biofuels | Brucellosis | Cotton production | Forestry | Grain elevators and warehouses | Livestock | Migrant labor | Railroads | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ag83
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [90 pages  File size: 3,324 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study grain marketing practices, to determine if Texas producers can improve their positions in the marketplace.
2. Study the procedures used in forward contracting and the commodities futures market to determine the need for bonding provisions.
3. Review all import and export laws relating to livestock and agricultural produce and determine the need, if any, for closer scrutiny of the importation of certain commodities.
4. Study cotton warehousing in Texas with specific attention to alleged delays in service by the industry, the status of domestic and foreign markets, and the adequacy of current laws as it deals with cotton warehousing.
5. Study the current status of laws relating to agricultural labor relations, including the issue of illegal alien labor, and recommend needed changes.
6. Determine if state efforts are needed to preserve forest land, to promote conservation of both soil and forest crops, and to improve timber production.
7. Review all available information concerning nonresident alien ownership of agricultural land with consideration to establishing a register of alien property owners in Texas. A determination of the effects of alien ownership on the local and state economy should also be made.
8. Investigate the discontinuation of service by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific rail lines in the Texas Panhandle; to study the economic impact of the loss of rail transportation on industry of the area and the state; and to determine if any actions can be taken to insure the continued transportation of agricultural commodities to market by rail.
9. Continue the cataloging of information on mariculture and determine the economic impact of mariculture on the state.
10. Study all available energy resources usable for agricultural production, particularly the development of gasohol, wind, solar, and biomass conversion. Monitor and disseminate information on gasohol plants in operation today, and study alternatives to market by-products of gasohol plants.
11. Monitor the activities and assist the Animal Health Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture in matters pertaining to the Texas Brucellosis Program. Review all laws pertaining to livestock and enforced by the Animal Health Commission; codify these laws to delete unnecessary provisions.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 67th Legislature / Senate Natural Resources Committee.
Subjects: Agriculture | Alternative energy | Automobiles | Electric utility rates and charges | Energy conservation | Energy policy | Fuel conservation | Hazardous waste | Natural disasters | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Ports | Radioactive waste | Ships and shipping | Solid waste disposal | Wind power |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 n219s
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [262 pages  File size: 9,858 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study hazardous waste and toxic waste disposal in Texas; access the risk that existing toxic waste sites pose; review current waste disposal and waste management laws, and make recommendations. *
2. Study all aspects of the regulation of the disposal of uranium mill tailings; the problem of the disposal of low-level radioactive waste and problems concerning the disposal of toxic industrial waste.
3. Study the hazards affecting the Texas coastal areas and the Gulf of Mexico, including hazards such as hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, subsidence, erosion and ground faults. *
4. Investigate ways to reduce the risk of maritime accidents, and better manage shipping in or near Texas ports. *
5. Investigate ways in which the state can encourage energy conservation and energy efficient construction practices. *
6. Study the obstacles to developing solar energy and wind energy resources, and suggest possible legal or regulatory changes which would promote the use of solar and wind energy sources.
7. Review the methods used for rate design, and the impact of rate structure on energy production and energy use.
8. Suggest ways that the state could reduce use of gasoline and other fuel for transportation. *
9. Investigate future demands of agriculture, and suggest legislative alternatives to encourage the growth of agricultural production. *
10. Analyze Texas laws' impact on small-scale hydroelectric development and recommend possible legislative action. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Bills Referred to Committee
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 N219 66
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [25 pages]
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Alternative energy | Aquaculture | Eminent domain | Energy policy | Grain elevators and warehouses | International trade | Livestock | Property rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 ag83
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [65 pages  File size: 2,161 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of the systems and techniques used by grain storage elevators with particular emphasis on safety techniques currently proposed or in operation to prevent explosions and related disasters.
2. Review the procedures involved in the importation and exportation of livestock. *
3. A study of the power of eminent domain as it relates to land use for agricultural purposes.
4. A study and evaluation of alternate sources of energy for agricultural use and production.
5. A comprehensive evaluation of the current and projected problem areas encountered in developing both a healthy economic climate conducive to commercial mariculture and a viable market for the products of such ventures. The scope of the study shall include, but not be limited to, the problems of issuance of permits, taxation, economics of operations, market development, and the underutilization of current resources.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report - Volume 1
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-sixth legislative session / the Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Agriculture | Alternative energy | Imports | Irrigation | Ports | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 en75 1
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [171 pages  File size: 6,726 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of the siting, construction and operation of nuclear waste storage facilities in the State of Texas.
2. A study of the costs and methods of utilization of energy which is used for agricultural irrigation in the High Plains area.
3. A study of the construction, siting, financing, licensing, regulation and operation of deepwater port facilities for off-loading imported petroleum off the Texas coast.
4. The compilation of a catalog of research, development and demonstration projects currently being conducted in the State of Texas on the utilization of solar and geothermal energy resources.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report - Volume 2
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-sixth legislative session / the Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Agriculture | Alternative energy | Imports | Irrigation | Ports | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 en75 2
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [148 pages  File size: 8,565 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of the siting, construction and operation of nuclear waste storage facilities in the State of Texas.
2. A study of the costs and methods of utilization of energy which is used for agricultural irrigation in the High Plains area.
3. A study of the construction, siting, financing, licensing, regulation and operation of deepwater port facilities for off-loading imported petroleum off the Texas coast.
4. The compilation of a catalog of research, development and demonstration projects currently being conducted in the State of Texas on the utilization of solar and geothermal energy resources.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Committee Report
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EN27 65
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [25 pages]
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Selected Texas transportation issues, 1977-78 : a report to the Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives / by the Texas Transportation Issues 1977 Policy Research Project, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Te
Subjects: Agriculture | Alcohol-related deaths | Driving while intoxicated | Semi-trailer trucks | Traffic fatalities |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 t687
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [176 pages  File size: 7,001 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Aeronautics Commission, State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, Department of Safety, Texas Motor Vehicle Commission, Railroad Commission (partial), Texas Transportation Institute, Civil Air Patrol.
2. A study of the statistical data linking traffic accidents and fatalities to alcohol and drug consumption. This study should include recommendations as to necessary changes in legislation or enforcement policy to deal effectively with this problem in an attempt to reduce the occurrence thereof.
3. A study of the trucking industry and the regulation thereof by the Railroad Commission. This study shall specifically determine the need for legislative changes, if any, to permit local movement of farm commodities from site of origin to processor during seasonal harvest periods. Consideration should also be given to the difference in treatment between an independent and a cooperative processor of farm commodities as related to transportation, both in receiving and shipping such commodities.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature : to the Speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Brucellosis | Exports | Fire ants | Food safety | Insects | International trade | Pesticides | Structural Pest Control Board, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 ag83
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 966 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the market for livestock and other Texas' agricultural products. Identify barriers to agricultural exports and international trade. *
2. Study federal legislation and appropriations affecting agriculture in Texas. Focus on Brucellosis control programs, the urea labeling law, and the federal meat inspection program. *
3. Study the availability of insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and fuels used in agricultural production by Texas producers. *
Committee: House Agricultural Export
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Agricultural Export Committee as authorized under H.S.R. no. 118.
Subjects: Agriculture | Exports |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 ag83 1974p
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 169 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the laws relating to agriculture and livestock and receive testimony of farmers and ranchers and other interested in agriculture, to determine whether or not legislative action is needed to improve the well-being of farmers and ranchers in such a way that the people as a whole will benefit.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Texas House of Representatives of the 64th Legislature / the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock.
Subjects: Agriculture |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 ag833
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [49 pages  File size: 1,600 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Serve as an active study committee during the interim to examine any issue within the purview of the committee: (1) all matters pertaining to agriculture, horticulture, and farm husbandry; (2) all matters pertaining to livestock and stock raising and the livestock industry; (3) all matters pertaining to the Texas Department of Agriculture, its organization, powers, functions and responsibilities; and (4) all matters pertaining to the Animal Health Commission, its organization, powers, functions and responsibilities.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Committee Documentation
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 AG86 63
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [14 pages]
Committee: Joint Vegetable Marketing, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Summary of Committee activity and recommendation. Texas. Legislature. House-Senate Interim Study Committee on Vegetable Marketing.
Subjects: Agriculture |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 v524
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 307 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study all aspects of the vegetable marketing process to determine the feasibility and desirability of establishing a state vegetable marketing regulatory agency and statewide marketing orders.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Vegetable Marketing, Interim
Title: Publications, vegetable marketing
Library Catalog Title: Publications, vegetable marketing.
Library Call Number: L1836.62 v524b
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Committee: Joint Vegetable Marketing, Interim
Title: Transcripts
Library Catalog Title: Transcripts
Library Call Number: L1836.62 v524h
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Committee: Senate Agricultural Potential for the '70s
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the Senate of the 62nd Legislature / Senate Interim Committee on Agricultural Potential for the 70's.
Subjects: Agriculture | Cooperative Extension, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 ag83p
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 3,391 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study all means by which development of the Texas agricultural production potential for the next decade can be encouraged and realized, and to make such recommendations to the Regular Session of the 62nd Legislature.
Committee: Joint Natural Fibers and Textile Development
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Texas natural fibers : progress through unity.
Subjects: Agriculture | Rural economic development | Textile industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 n219
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [35 pages  File size: 1,124 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. That a special interim committee of nine members to be called the Natural Fibers and Textile Development Committee , be and is hereby created to continue the study initiated by the Natural Fibers Study Committee of the 60th Legislature, and the committee be directed to proceed as follows: (1) review recommendations of the original Natural Fibers Study Committee and work for their implementation wherever possible; (2) make studies and secure cooperative studies wherever possible relating to the potential of fiber blends of all types including an evaluation of the economics of use of synthetics in combination with natural fibers; (3) develop a survey with assistance of cooperative studies pertaining to the export market potential for natural fibers; (4) explore the potential of further processing, manufacturing, fabricating, and merchandising Texas natural fibers and fabrics, as well as finished goods in Texas, in order that the state may take advantage of an increased share in the seven-billion-dollar potential from this industry, which was delineated by the 60th Legislature's Natural Fiber Study Committee; (5) appoint such advisory groups or consultants as necessary to complete the work of the committee; and (6) obtain the assistance of appropriate state agencies and private groups in carrying forward the work of the committee.
Committee: House Agriculture
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Summary of testimony presented before the Interim Committee on Agriculture during 1966, report / to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Subjects: Agriculture |
Library Call Number: L1836.59 AG83p
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Online version: View report [142 pages  File size: 8,327 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the laws relating to agriculture and receive testimony of farmers and ranchers and others interested in agriculture to determine whether or not legislative action is needed to improve the well-being of farmers and ranchers in such a way that the people as a whole will benefit.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Agriculture
Title: Summary of problems presented to the Interim Committee on Agriculture.
Library Catalog Title: Summary of problems presented to the Interim Committee on Agriculture
Library Call Number: L1836.59 AG83
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Committee: Joint Agricultural Conditions, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Select Committee
Subjects: Agriculture | Soil erosion |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 47th Leg. 1707 (1941)
Session: 47th R.S. (1941)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 226 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the agricultural situation in the State of Texas in its relation to the general economic structure of the State and Nation. Extend to farmers, stockmen, bankers, merchants and others who are sincerely interested in the welfare of agriculture, an invitation to appear before such committee and offer suggestions relative to the enactment by the Congress of the United States of a National Farm Program Law that would bring to agriculture such relief as would give the industry its proper share of the national income. Compile a report of findings to be used by the House and Senate in a memorial to the Congress of the United States for immediate action.
Committee: Joint Agricultural Conditions, Special
Title: Report - Agriculture findings at Washington, D.C.
Library Catalog Title: A report to the 47th Texas Legislature on agriculture findings at Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Agriculture | Soil erosion |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 47th Leg. 3518 (1941)
Session: 47th R.S. (1941)
Online version: View report [7 pages  File size: 294 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the agricultural situation in the State of Texas in its relation to the general economic structure of the State and Nation. Extend to farmers, stockmen, bankers, merchants and others who are sincerely interested in the welfare of agriculture, an invitation to appear before such committee and offer suggestions relative to the enactment by the Congress of the United States of a National Farm Program Law that would bring to agriculture such relief as would give the industry its proper share of the national income. Compile a report of findings to be used by the House and Senate in a memorial to the Congress of the United States for immediate action.
Committee: Joint Conflicting Extension Work
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Texas A&M University | University of Texas at Austin |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 1st C.S. 355 (1917).
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [7 pages  File size: 349 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To consider, investigate and determine, under the Constitution and laws of Texas, the distinct and specific fields of operation to pursued by each of said institutions (Agricultural and Mechanical College, the University of Texas, the Extension Boards, the Department of Education, the Warehouse and Marketing Departments and the Department of Agriculture), so as to avoid and eliminate the duplicating and friction existing among the institutions and that the committee be allowed sufficient time to minutely go into these matters and to prescribe the exact sphere of said institutions to the end that this Legislature be requested to make appropriations for each institution in the sphere of activity prescribed by the committee only. *
Committee: Senate Agricultural Affairs
Title: Establishment of an Agricultural Bureau
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Agriculture |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 11th Leg., R.S. 612 (1866)
Session: 11th R.S. (1866)
Online version: View report [2 pages  File size: 73 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the establishment of an Agricultural Bureau. *
Committee: House Geological Bureau, Select
Title: Examination of the Geological Cabinet and Report on the Geology of the State
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Agriculture | Enchanted Rock State Natural Area | Mining | Natural resources | Oil fields |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 11th Leg., R.S. 296 (1866)
Session: 11th R.S. (1866)
Online version: View report [2 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the Geological Cabinet and consider the Report on the Geology of the State.
Committee: House Geological Bureau, Select
Title: Geological and Agricultural Survey of Texas
Library Catalog Title: A preliminary report of the Geological and Agricultural Survey of Texas.
Subjects: Agriculture | Enchanted Rock State Natural Area | Mining | Natural resources | Oil fields |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 11th Leg., R.S. Appendix (1866)
Session: 11th R.S. (1866)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 4,044 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the Geological Cabinet and consider the Report on the Geology of the State.

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

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