Why the horse industry should engage with legislative issues
There are state laws that have a major impact on agriculture, including the Texas horse industry. Our legisture determines tax policy on sales, property, and franchise taxes. And, they can affect our access to water and the use of our land. These are issues that are important to everyone in the agriculture industry. And, of course, there are issues specific to the horse and livestock industry, such as Texas racing, animal welfare, and animal health. It takes active participation of all the independent organizations representing agriculture to be effective at the Capitol.