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Agriculture is the process of cultivating soil, growing crops, and raising livestock. It includes the preparation of plant and animal products for use in food and other products.

In Texas, agriculture is a significant part of the state's economy and is governed by a combination of state statutes and federal law. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is the primary state agency responsible for the oversight and support of the state's agriculture industry. The TDA administers a variety of programs aimed at promoting agricultural production, ensuring food safety, supporting market development, and protecting natural resources. Texas law also provides for the regulation of animal health, crop production, pesticide use, and soil and water conservation. Additionally, federal laws such as the Farm Bill and regulations from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) play a crucial role in providing guidelines and support for agricultural operations, including subsidies, insurance, and conservation programs. Texas farmers and ranchers must comply with both state and federal regulations to operate legally.

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