Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor's Task Force on Agricultural Development:

An Inventory of Meeting Materials at the Texas State Archives, 1988-1989 (bulk 1988)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor's Task Force on Agricultural Development.
Title: Meeting materials
Dates: 1988-1989
Dates: (bulk 1988)
Abstract: These records of the Texas Governor's Task Force on Agricultural Development consist of meetings materials, including a membership list for the Task Force, its committees, and its advisors; minutes, committee reports, and presentations and statements (including printed materials), for the June 6-7, 1988 meeting of the Task Force and its committees; and statements, presentations, and other testimony from the public hearings held in Lubbock (June 27, 1988), Dallas (June 28, 1988), and San Antonio (July 12, 1988).
Quantity: 0.47 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The particular Governor's Task Force on Agricultural Development whose records are included in this accession was created by Governor William P. Clements, Jr. on April 21, 1988 (Executive Order WPC-88-6). Its purpose was "to bring leaders from Texas commodity groups, agricultural organizations, private agribusiness, education, and state government together to address common issues and help develop specific recommendations for action at both the state and national levels." The Task Force was composed of 26 members appointed by the Governor, serving without compensation or reimbursement of expenses. The chairman was selected by the Governor. Members were divided into five committees: Rural Economic Development, Agricultural Research and Technology, Taxation and Finance, State Planning, and Federal Issues. An Executive Committee included chairmen of each of the committees. Eleven advisors and five technical advisors (one assigned to each committee) were chosen from both houses of the Texas Legislature, Texas A&M University, the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas Tech University, the Farm Credit System, and the Texas Farm Bureau. The Task Force examined the recommendations of the Agribusiness Committee of the Business Development and Jobs Creation Task Force, as well as the recommendations of other committees and task forces on agriculture (including an earlier Governor's Task Force on Agricultural Development which had been created on December 31, 1981 by Executive Order WPC-41). The Task Force met three times (May, June, and July 1988), and held public hearings in Lubbock, Dallas, and San Antonio (June-July 1988), during which 73 individuals presented testimony which produced more than 240 issues that were referred to appropriate committees of the Task Force for further study. A final report was published in December 1988.


Scope and Contents

These records of the Governor's Task Force on Agricultural Development consist of meetings materials, including a membership list for the Task Force, its committees, and its advisors; minutes, committee reports, and presentations and statements (including printed materials), for the June 6-7, 1988 meeting of the Task Force and its committees; and statements, presentations, and other testimony from the public hearings held in Lubbock (June 27, 1988), Dallas (June 28, 1988), and San Antonio (July 12, 1988). Missing from these records is documentation of the first and third meetings of the Task Force (May 16 and July 19, 1988). Also missing is the final report, Texas Five Point Plan for Agricultural Development (December 1988), which is, however, available in the Texas Documents Collection of the Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

To prepare this inventory, the described records were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

Arrangement is roughly chronological.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Agriculture--Economic aspects--Texas.
Agriculture and state--Texas.
Agricultural productivity--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Agriculture--1988-1989.
Reports--Texas--Agriculture--1988-1989.
Membership lists--Texas--Agriculture--1988-1989.
Functions:
Examining agricultural development.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Meeting materials, Texas Governor's Task Force on Agricultural Development. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1991/065

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Office of the Governor, Administration Division on January 16, 1991.

Processing Information

Tony Black, August 1991


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Meeting materials, 1988-1989 (bulk 1988),
0.47 cubic ft.

Meeting materials, June 6-7, 1998
box
1991/065-1 Membership Lists, Task Force, Committees, and Advisors
Minutes, Task Force Meeting, June 6-7, 1988
Committee Reports
Minutes, etc., June 6-7, 1988:
Research and Development Committee
State Planning Committee
Taxation and Finance Committee
Rural Economic Development Committee
Statement, Texas Water Development Board, June 6, 1988
Presentation, "Obstacles and Opportunities Confronting Local Communities, "Economic Development Strategy Council, Deaf Smith County, June 6, 1988
Presentation, "Analysis of Impacts of Administration's 2000 Proposal on Texas Crop Producers," Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M University
Texas Department of Commerce Pamphlets, and Lamar County Chamber of Commerce Pamphlet on Paris
Farmers Home Administration, Brief History and Outline of Programs
Farm Credit System: Summary of Major Provisions of Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, and Summary of Farmer/Lender Mediation in Texas
Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Texas, Quarterly Report, March 1988
Public Hearings, June 27-July 12, 1988
box
1991/065-1 Public Hearings Inputs by Strategic Objectives
Hearing Testimony:
Lubbock, June 27, 1988
[2 files]
Dallas, June 28, 1988
[2 files]
San Antonio, July 12, 1988
[2 files]
Later Material, 1989
box
1991/065-1 United States Department of Agriculture: Notice of Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Tentative Marketing Agreements and Orders Regulating the Handling of Milk in the Rio Grande Valley, et al., November 1989