Proposition 1: The Right to Farm and Ranch Amendment is currently on Texas ballots to amend the Texas Constitution. The amendment aims to formally enshrine and protect the fundamental rights of landowners and lessees to participate in commonly accepted agricultural practices on their properties.

The amendment, as stated in Article I, Section 36 of the Texas Constitution, ensures individuals have the freedom to engage in agricultural activities such as farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management. It will ensure the continuation of these essential practices that have been integral to our state’s heritage and economy for generations.

As Texas continues to grow and urbanize, it’s more important than ever to protect the heart of what built our state into what it is today. Proposition 1 works to ensure Texas farmers and ranchers can continue to produce the food, feed, fuel and fiber they have for centuries. Find out more about this vital amendment for Texas agriculture by exploring frequently asked questions.

Texas voters have the opportunity to make their voices heard by casting a ballot in support of Proposition 1: The Right to Farm and Ranch Amendment. Early voting is available now through Friday, November 3, 2023, and election day is Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Learn more about the value this proposed amendment offers the future of Texas agriculture online HERE. Then VOTE YES when you cast your ballot at your local polling place.

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