Austin Newsletter

//Austin Newsletter

Keep up with agriculture in the legislative session

Published weekly during the Texas legislative session by Texas Farm Bureau. To keep you up to date on issues important to agriculture.

January 2017

January 13, 2017

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: -State Legislative Priority Issues for the 85th Texas Legislature: Eminent Domain Producer Financial Protections Water Taxes Land Use Regulation Transportation Animal Care -Budget Overview -Chamber [...]

June 2015

June 5, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: Sine Die Report–brief summary of bills related to Texas Farm Bureau's priorities and other bills important to members. Priority Issues: - Taxes - Water - [...]

May 2015

May 29, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Development of Brackish Groundwater - Groundwater Ownership and Rights - Agritourism Liability - Equine Infectious Anemia Tests - Ag Liens - Regulation of Prescribed Burns - [...]

May 22, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Aquifer Storage and Recovery -  Groundwater Rights, Development and Management - Ammonium Nitrate Storage - Sales Tax Exemption for GPS Equipment - Beef Council Rule Changes - [...]

May 15, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Groundwater Ownership and Rights -  Development of Brackish Groundwater - Aquifer Storage and Recovery - Agricultural Liens - Beef Council Rule Changes - Regulation of Raw Milk [...]

May 8, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Groundwater Management and DFC Appeals Processes - Diseased Livestock Regulation - Groundwater Production by Retail Public Utilities - Ammonium Nitrate Storage - Grain Indemnity - Eminent [...]

May 1, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Groundwater Conservation District Permits - Groundwater Ownership and Rights - Navigable Streams - Exemptions for Transport Harvest Machines - Equine Infectious Anemia Tests - Raw Milk [...]

April 2015

April 24, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Brackish Groundwater Regulation - Groundwater Production by Retail Public Utilities - Property Damage Compensation - Fuel Tax Allocation - Agritourism Liability - Texas Beef Council Updates [...]

April 17, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Aquifer Storage and Recovery - Appeals for Desired Future Conditions of an Aquifer - Municipal Initiative and Referendum - Equine Infectious Anemia Tests - Agriculture Representation [...]

April 10, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Attorney Fees under Eminent Domain - Agricultural Liens - Confidentiality of Groundwater Withdrawals - Beef Council Changes -Regulation of Prescribed Burns - Grain Indemnity Fund   [...]

April 3, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Attorney Fees Under Eminent Domain - Confidentiality of Groundwater Withdrawals - Grain Indemnity Fund - Sales Tax Exemptions for GPS Equipment - Agricultural Liens - Texting [...]

March 2015

March 27, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Overweight and Oversize Permit Information - Unitization of Oil and Gas Recovery Operations - Eminent Domain Database - Establishment of an Office of Water at TDA [...]

March 20, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Texas Department of Agriculture Peace Officers - Renaming the Texas Department of Agriculture - Groundwater Ownership and Rights - Approval of Equine Infectious Anemia Tests - Municipal [...]

March 13, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Involuntary Pooling of Oil and Gas Tracts - Breeder Deer Transfer and Release Periods - Pesticide Education - Habitat Protection and Endangered Species Authority Transfer - Navigable [...]

March 6, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Open-Space Land Assistance - Insured Motorist Protection - Groundwater Permit Exemptions - Diseased Livestock Regulation - Regulation of Prescribed Burns   Click here to read the March [...]

February 2015

February 27, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Beef Council Changes - Agricultural Liens - E-Verify for Certain Employers - Open-Space Valuation for Wildlife Management   Click here to read the February 27 Austin Newsletter

February 20, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Emergency Water Permits - GPS Ag Sales Tax Exemption - Right to Repurchase Condemned Property   Click here to read the February 20 Austin Newsletter

February 13, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Agritourism Liability - Attorney Fees under Eminent Domain - Groundwater Conservation District Permits - Water Rights - Property Damage Compensation - Texting and Driving   Click here [...]

February 6, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - House and Senate Committees Appointed - Ammonium Nitrate Storage - Raw Milk Regulation - Aquifer Storage and Recovery Projects - Private Property Rights   Click here to [...]

January 2015

January 30, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Reporting of Groundwater Withdrawals - Regulation of Brackish Groundwater   Click here to read the January 30 Austin Newsletter

January 23, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Session Update - 2016-2017 Budget - Tax on Vehicle Miles - TAHC Commissioner Requirements and Composition - Land Use Rollback Taxes - Eminent Domain for Recreational [...]

January 16, 2015

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Local Regulation of Agriculture - Ammonium Nitrate Storage - Right to Hunt and Fish - Fuel Tax Allocation and Exemptions   Click here to read the [...]

January 9, 2015

This first Austin Newsletter for the 84th Legislature names the legislative priorities for Texas Farm Bureau and the legislative team.   Click here for a PDF of the newsletter.

May 2013

May 31, 2013

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Water Funding and Regulation - Endangered Species and Wildlife - Rural Living - Transportation   Click here to read the May 31 Austin Newsletter

May 24, 2013

This week's Austin Newsletter includes: - Water Funding and Regulation - Water Management - Endangered Species and Wildlife - Transportation - Real Property Rights - Agriculture - Motor Vehicles - Eminent Domain [...]