Farming & Ranching

  • Improve the state’s infrastructure to lower the basis for grain products. 
  • Provide greater livestock disaster assistance and critical safety nets for producers. 
  • Improve livestock disease management practices. 
  • Provide interest deductibility, immediate expensing, and lower rates for farmers and ranchers as part of a historic tax cut.
  • Create initiatives that give more young people the opportunity to thrive as farmers and ranchers in Texas. 
  • Encouraging strong support of 4-H and FFA programs;
  • Increase shared-learning opportunities among universities, technical programs, and high schools for ag education and skills training. 
  • Prioritize value-added agriculture, thoroughly vetting new processing, agricultural biotechnology, and manufacturing opportunities and offer upward mobility. 
  • Work to transition the state fleet to higher ethanol blends, such as E-30.
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