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                                                                                    WITNESS LIST

            Agriculture & Livestock Committee

            June 1, 2022 - 10:00 AM

            Agricultural availability of capital through loans and grants.

                 On:

                                 Byers, Dr. Katherine (Houston Food Bank)

                                 Wier, Bon (Texas Department of Agriculture)

            HB 2089, Plant pests and diseases

                 On:

                                 Hunter, Dan (Texas Department of Agriculture)

                                 Skrobarczyk, Ryan (Texas Nursery & Landscape Association)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 On:

                                 Bessent, Kody (Plains Cotton Growers, Inc.)

                                 Wright, Philip (Texas Department of Agriculture)

            Herd Certification Program, a summary of the USDA report findings.

                 On:

                                 Schwartz, Andy (Texas Animal Health Commission)

            Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction.

                 On:

                                 Hunter, Dan (Texas Department of Agriculture)

            SB 1, Rider 27, Number of grocery stores in food deserts.

                 On:

                                 Hunter, Dan (Texas Department of Agriculture)

                                 Luper, Jaelene (Self; American Heart Association; The Partnership For A Healthy Texas; The

                                 Sustainable Food Center)

                                 Stone, Addie (Texas Department of Agriculture)

            SB 1, Rider 28, Experimental use program for feral hog abatement.

                 On:

                                 Hunter, Dan (Texas Department of Agriculture)

                                 Tomecek, John (Texas A&M AgriLife)

                 Registering, but not testifying:

                 On:

                                 Wright, Philip (Texas Department of Agriculture)

            The right to farm in Texas.

                 On:

                                 Bradbury, Jim (Self)

                                 Dineen III, John Paul (Texas Farm Bureau)

                                 Hutka, Marcus (Self)

                                 Lockridge, James (Self)

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