|Committee:||Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture|
|Library Catalog Title:||Genetic engineering, predatory animals, energy for agriculture, soil and water conservation : interim report to the 69th Legislature / Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture.|
|Subjects:||Biotechnology industry | Electric utility rates and charges | Farming | Genetic research and testing | Hazardous substances | Irrigation | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Ranching | Water conservation ||
|Library Call Number:||L1836.68 ag83s|
|Session:||68th R.S. (1983)|
|Online version:||View report [38 pages File size: 1,422 kb]|
|Charges:||This report should address the charges below.|
|1.||Review the potential agricultural benefits of research in the areas of biotechnology and genetic engineering. Make recommendations regarding funding for continued research in these areas. *|
|2.||Study the effects of major predators on Texas farmers and ranchers; consider the effectiveness of predation abatement methods, including predacides and poisons, hunting, and fencing. *|
|3.||Study the impact of current energy pricing system on agricultural users. Make recommendations regarding the regulation of natural gas sold to agricultural users and the electricity rates for cotton gin operators. *|
|4.||Review ways to promote water conservation, to increase the availability of water for agricultural purposes, and to control soil erosion. *|
* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.
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