(a) The agricultural policy of this state must recognize that it is of paramount importance to protect this state and the agriculture industry in this state against the intentional or unintentional introduction or dissemination of damaging plant and animal pests and diseases.
(b) The department, with the assistance of the Texas Animal Health Commission, shall pursue a policy of ensuring that the borders of this state are secure from shipments of potentially dangerous plant and animal pests and diseases.

Terms Used In Texas Agriculture Code 2.006