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RULE §17.62GO TEXAN Farm and Ranch Program

(a) Statement of Purpose. The GO TEXAN Farm and Ranch Program is established to provide a marketing program that authorizes farms and ranches interested in assisting the department with the promotion of the GO TEXAN program use of the GO TEXAN certification mark.

(b) Application process.

  (1) Application to use the GO TEXAN certification mark in accordance with this section, shall be made in the same manner as provided in §17.52 of this title (relating to Application for Registration to Use the GO TEXAN Certification Mark).

  (2) Except as otherwise provided in this section, §§17.53, 17.55, and 17.56 of this title (relating to requirements for membership in the general GO TEXAN program), shall apply to entities certified under this section.

(c) Eligibility Requirements. All commercial farms and ranches located and operating in Texas may apply for registration with the GO TEXAN Farm and Ranch Program.

(d) Limitations. Registrants granted GO TEXAN Farm and Ranch membership, shall only use the mark for the limited purpose stated in the certificate of registration. A registrant's use of the mark is limited to promotion of the entity's specific commodity, and the general GO TEXAN program. Use of the mark by GO TEXAN Farm and Ranch members is subject to department regulation.

(e) Additional benefits. In addition to the benefits listed in §17.55 of this title (relating to Registration and Use of the GO TEXAN Certification Mark), TDA shall provide Farm and Ranch registrants a GO TEXAN Farm and Ranch Program gate sign to designate their participation in the program. In the event that the registration is not renewed or is terminated, the GO TEXAN Farm and Ranch sign must be removed immediately.

Source Note: The provisions of this §17.62 adopted to be effective January 10, 2013, 38 TexReg 241

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