(a) Agriculture is a critical element in Texas' economic, cultural, and historical
development but is under considerable pressure as a result of market concentration,
competitive forces, adverse weather conditions, urbanization, and other factors.
(b) Agriculture is a vital component of a diversified state economy, creates numerous
economic opportunities, and serves to renew the state's natural resources through
the annual production of crops and livestock and the use and reuse of agricultural
(c) The state must increase economic opportunities, including value-added operations,
to keep more agriculture-based activity in the state and ensure that agriculture remains
a vital force in the economy. In order to accomplish this goal, the state must provide incentives to promote the
development of agricultural facilities.
(d) The means and measures authorized by this chapter are in the public interest and
serve a public purpose of this state in promoting the development of agricultural
facilities and operations by providing incentives for the development of projects
that result in employment and economic activity.
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