Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Committee Information
Chair Vice-Chair Members:
Clerk: Ren Nance
Tel: (512) 463-0340
Sam Houston Building
Room 455
Schedule, Minutes, Witness List and Bills Referred to Committee Schedule, Minutes, Witness List and Bills Referred to Committee

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81st Session Interim

81st Regular Session

Reports

The following reports are available for download:

Interim Charges

  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.

Committee Archives

80th Legislature's Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Coastal Resources.
79th Legislature's Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Coastal Resources.
78th Legislature's Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture.
77th Legislature's Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture.
76th Legislature's Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture.

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