Deep cuts would hurt state ag and health agencies

Smith, Ron
June 2011
Southwest Farm Press;6/2/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 14, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports that budget cuts on state agencies in Texas could pose serious challenges in the assurance of food safety, market enhancement and agricultural economic development. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is seeing funding cuts from 41 to 45 percent while the Texas Department of Health will have cuts for funding that support additional personnel that deals with license requests. Moreover, budget cuts at TDA affects its market initiatives and economic development.


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