The Texas Agritourism Act: Why the Texas Legislature Put Farmer Liability Out to Pasture
2 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 685 (2017)
41 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2017
Date Written: 2017
This Comment argues that the Texas Agritourism Act will fortify agritourism activities in Texas for farmers and ranchers seeking to diversify their operations. Part II introduces the concept of agritourism, highlights the value of agriculture in Texas, and discusses agritourism’s importance given the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture. Part III outlines the Agritourism Act and compares its provisions with similar statutes in other states, particularly Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma. Part IV discusses the Agritourism Act’s relationship to similar Texas statutes pertaining to landowner liability, and Part V outlines suggestions for improving the Agritourism Act and the promotion of agritourism based on systems other states have employed.
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