The Dairy Industry in Texas

Fiscal Notes: A Review of the Texas Economy from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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The Thriving Texas Dairy Industry

When people think about Texas cattle, they might think about longhorns. What they may not realize is dairy cows are a big part of Texas agriculture, too. Texas ranks fifth nationally in dairy production and in its number of dairy cows, and the industry is growing, despite recent challenges from freezes and COVID-19. In the recently released June-July edition of Fiscal Notes, we provide an overview of the state's dairy industry and its whopping impact of $50.3 billion on the Texas economy.

In this issue, we also look at a sales tax exemption for animal rescue organizations that provide foster care and adoptions for homeless pets. These often-small rescue groups scored a big win at the Texas Capitol this session for their organizations, homeless pets and potential pet owners.

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