Senate Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture - 67th R.S. (1981)

Committee Members


  • Study the issues of bonding or recovery funds associated with grain elevator storage to ensure commodity producers against possible economic loss.
  • Explore the issue of agricultural labor with respect to labor availability and labor relations.
  • Study the transportation of agricultural commodities and analyze the effect that transportation rates have upon agricultural profitability.
  • Review the measures the state has taken to guarantee that farmers are assured sufficient supplies of water for their crops and livestock.
  • Examine the adequacy and timeliness of publicly funded agricultural research and development programs.
  • Examine any problems relating to the enabling legislation and administration of the Family Farm and Ranch Security Program.
  • 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*
  • Review current state laws regulating pesticides; consider whether additional regulations are needed to protect the health farm workers.*
  • Investigate recent grain elevator explosions in Texas and suggest means to reduce the likelihood that such catastrophes will recur.

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


John Wilson (Member) died 9/19/1982.

Charged by SR 627.

According to the interim report, J.E. "Buster" Brown and E.L. Short served as ex officio members of the subcommittee.

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