The Texas Association of Dairymen (TAD) has been the advocate and unified voice for the dairy industry in Texas since 1991. TAD works for the interest and benefit of Texas` dairy farmers on issues including the environment, animal welfare, food safety and regulatory policies that impact agriculture producers, including tax policy and land and water usage. TAD advocates on the industry`s behalf with the Texas Legislature and other governmental and regulatory bodies. It maintains a proactive and aggressive legislative and political agenda. Members of TAD include dairy cooperatives whose members actively produce milk from dairy cows in the state of Texas.