The House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock 
         76th Legislature 
         August 18, 2000 
         9:30 a.m. 
         West Texas A&M University, Alumni Banquet Hall, Canyon, Texas 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on August 8, 2000, the House  
         Committee on Agriculture & Livestock met in a public hearing and  
         was called to order by the chair, Representative Swinford, at  
         10:00 a.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Swinford; McReynolds; Brown, Betty;  
                   Christian; Crownover, Myra; Hardcastle; Hupp (7). 
         Absent:   Representatives Green; Jones, Charles (2). 
         A quorum was present. 
         The Chair offered opening comments and recognized the following  
         people to testify: 
         Dr. Russell Long, President WTAMU 
         James R. Clark, WTAMU 
         Dr. John M. Sweeten, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station 
         Martin Hubert, Texas Dept.of Agriculture 
         Dr. Jim Butler, Texas A&M System Agriculture Programs 
         Ken Horton, Texas Pork Producers Assn. 
         Dale Artho, Texas Grain Sorghum Assn. 
         Brian Walters, Dumas Economic Development Corporation 
         Ross Wilson, Texas Cattle Feeders Assn. 
         Denise Rhodes 
         At 1:00 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Swinford, Chair 
         Courtney Trolinger, Clerk