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Committee on Agriculture & Livestock


Section 1. Agriculture and Livestock — The committee shall have nine
members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
(1) agriculture, horticulture, and farm husbandry;
(2) livestock and stock raising, and the livestock industry;
(3) the development and preservation of forests, and the regulation,
control, and promotion of the lumber industry;
(4) problems and issues particularly affecting rural areas of the state,
including issues related to rural economic development and the provision of and
access to infrastructure, education, and health services; and
(5) the following state agencies: the Department of Agriculture,
the Texas Animal Health Commission, the State Soil and Water Conservation
Board, the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Texas administrator for the South
Central Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact, the Texas Apiary Inspection
Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Service, the Food and Fibers Research Council, the State Seed and Plant Board,
the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, the Texas A&M Veterinary
Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, the Produce Recovery Fund Board, the board of
directors of the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, Inc., and the Texas
Wildlife Services.