2017 Texas Legislative Session Overview

TXontop-thaleThe 2017 Texas legislative session is in full swing, and FARFA is busy trying to pass good bills and kill bad ones!  Check out the summaries of our top-priority bills, including water bills that will affect the future of every Texan.

Priority Bills to Pass

Young Farmers & Military Veterans: SB 330/ HB 950 would allow young, beginning farmers and veterans going into farming to qualify for agricultural valuation with reduced property taxes in their first year of farming, instead of waiting for five years under the current law. Over a third of all farmers are over age 65, making it vital to remove barriers to young farmers entering this career path. Read more and take action here.

Raw Milk: Licensed farmers can legally sell raw milk in Texas, but sales are limited to on-the-farm. This marketing restriction does not increase the safety of the product, but rather places unnecessary burdens on farmers and consumers.…

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