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A Good Legislative Session for Texas’ Groundwater

News from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:

Water Bill 2017While we succeeded in stopping most of the bad groundwater bills this session, one of them did pass. As we reported in our legislative wrap-up , HB 2378 provided that permits to transport groundwater out of the district will be automatically renewed, just as operating permits already are.

While groundwater conservation districts (GCDs) would retain the ability to review the permits, this automatic renewal of transport permits would have further greased the wheels for big water marketing projects to be established and continued even if the impacts to the aquifer proved to be greater than anticipated.

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6th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference

Announcement from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance: [Updated 7/18/12]

Make plans to join us for the 2012 Farm and Food Leadership Conference in Bastrop, Texas! This two-day event will be packed with great speakers on critical issues facing food and agriculture in Texas and beyond.

WHEN: Monday and Tuesday, September 10-11, 2012
WHERE: Bastrop Convention Center, Bastrop, Texas
WHAT: An exciting gathering of activists, farmers & ranchers, consumers, and nonprofits who care about the state of our food and food choices. Come learn about the latest developments in agriculture and food, and get the tools you need to make a difference!

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