TNLA Issues Watch

  Pesticides and Worker Protection Inspections January 2014 If you are a Class 3 or Class 4 grower licensed by the TDA, you may be subjected to inspections under the Worker Protection Standard.   Some Texas growers may face inspections by the EPA and/or TDA to verify your compliance with the 1994 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations governing the protection of employees on farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses from occupational exposures to agricultural pesticides. The Worker Protection Standard covers both workers in areas treated with pesticides, and employees who handle (mix,...

Texas House, Senate Negotiators Reach Deal on Budget

From the Texas Tribune: "Top House and Senate negotiators on Friday agreed to a two-year state budget that restores about $4 billion of $5.4 billion in cuts to public education made in 2011....

Agriculture Jobs Act Due to Expire

This year the Agriculture Jobs Act is due to expire at the federal level. Read the summary of the legislation that was passed out of the Agriculture Nutrition & Forestry...

Healthcare Reform

Don't miss the October 1st deadline! When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, there will be a new way to buy health insurance: the...

Latest Legislative Update

On Monday, May 27th at 5:00pm, both the House and Senate adjourned Sine Die (Latin: without another day).  That is humorous because fifteen minutes after adjournment Governor Perry called...