FARFA’s Executive Director testifies on soil health’s role in water capture and flood mitigation

Published August 29, 2022

On August 24, FARFA Executive Director Judith McGeary testified before the Natural Resources Committee of the Texas House of Representatives. This testimony took place during a committee hearing called to review the condition of Texas’ water and flood mitigation infrastructure, consider future needs, and evaluate funding sources for water project development and existing infrastructure repairs.

McGeary’s testimony focused on the benefits of funding programs to expand regenerative agricultural methods that improve soil health, leading to enhanced water capture and reduced flooding. Below is the text of her written testimony, and you can watch her live presentation before the committee here.


August 24, 2022

Testimony of Judith McGeary

Dear Chairman King and Members of the House Natural Resources Committee:

My name is Judith McGeary. I am testifying today on my own behalf and on behalf of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA) on the interim charge to:

Examine the condition of Texas’ water and flood mitigation infrastructure capabilities and consider future infrastructure needs.…

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