NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Agriculture & Livestock

TIME & DATE:  8:30AM, Wednesday, April 21, 2004

PLACE: E2.010

CHAIR: Rep. Rick Hardcastle

To hear testimony on Interim Charge #1:  Evaluate the impact of the feral
hog population in Texas in relation to economic harm to landowners and to
the potential threat of spreading highly contagious animal diseases, such
as foot-and-mouth disease.

To hear invited testimony from the following agencies under the
jurisdiction of the committee:
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Texas Cooperative Extension Service
Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Texas Forest Service
Texas Food and Fibers Commission