Tag: Agriculture

Tag: Agriculture

  • Resolution on Country of Origin Labeling image

    Resolution on Country of Origin Labeling

    Resolution on Country of Origin Labeling Whereas, Free markets are one of ALEC’s core guiding principles and we have much model policy that supports the enhancement of free…

  • Sugar Subsidies: A Bitter Pill for the States to Swallow image

    Sugar Subsidies: A Bitter Pill for the States to Swallow

    America’s sugar policy is an 18th-century relic that, like many policies developed more than 200 years ago, is desperately in need of reform. The United States is one of the…

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    Postcards from Texas Part III

    San Antonio, TX is older than the United States itself. It is the site of the Alamo and a River Walk that rivals the one in Paris. Despite all that,…

  • Rice, Rice, Baby! image

    Rice, Rice, Baby!

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a landmark trade agreement with China—a major victory for U.S. farmers and for the Trump administration. The deal “allow[s] the United States…

  • Scientists: GMOs Safe to Eat, Do Not Cause Environmental Problems image

    Scientists: GMOs Safe to Eat, Do Not Cause Environmental Problems

    The year 1973 was one marked by strife, misery and uncertainty. The Vietnam War raged on; the Watergate scandal continued to expand in scope as attention began turning toward the…

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    Natural Resource Reserve

    The Energy, Environment & Agriculture (EEA) Task Force has designed a summary policy guide to make relevant model policies and model resolutions more accessible to ALEC member legislators.  Since…

  • Pre-emption of Local Agriculture Laws Act image

    Pre-emption of Local Agriculture Laws Act

    Model Policy Section 1. The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that: (1) The production and use of agricultural seed, flower seed and vegetable seed and products…

  • Resolution in Support of Agriculture Research Charities image

    Resolution in Support of Agriculture Research Charities

    Resolution in Support of Agriculture Research Charities Whereas, federal spending on agricultural research has already recently been trending downward, and further needed spending reform…

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    Right to Farm Act

    Model Legislation Section 1. {Title} This act shall be known as the Right to Farm Act Section 2. {Definition} A. “Farm” means the land, plants, animals, buildings, structures, ponds used for…

  • The Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act (AETA) image

    The Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act (AETA)

    Model Legislation Section 1. {Short Title} This act shall be known as The Animal Ecological Terrorism Act. Section 2. {Definitions} A. “Animal” means any warm-blooded or cold-blooded animal lawfully confined…

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    Resolution On Animal Antibiotic Use

    WHEREAS, the treatment, prevention and control of animal disease is critically important to the health and welfare of animals and the safety of the food produced; and WHEREAS, the availability…

  • Agriculture Bio-Security Act image

    Agriculture Bio-Security Act

    Agriculture Bio-Security Act  Purpose This Act provides civil liability and criminal sanctions against the intentional acts of damaging or destroying any field crop or food product that…

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    ALEC Agriculture Principles

    Introduction The proper role of government involvement in agriculture is to limit and remove barriers for agricultural production, trade, and consumption throughout our innovative food system. In developing public policy…