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  • Proposed mergers by biotechnology firms could result in seed price surge

    Consumers would pay more for food and fiber

    Proposed mergers by the world’s leading biotechnology firms would result in steep price increases farmers pay for cotton seed and small increases in corn and soybean seed, potentially leading to increased consumer prices for food and fiber, according to a study by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University. The study was included as part of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week on consolidation in the U.S. seed and agrochemical industry. In a time of challenging low markets and small profit on American farms, it’s important for farmers to ensure proposals, such as these, that will impact the future viability of their farms are fully vetted. CPAT and SWCA see it as imperative to evaluate the potential effect of proposed mergers on the agricultural industry, as requested by farmer members.

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  • EPA Wants to Knockout Atrazine

    The EPA just released its ecological risk assessment for atrazine. Atrazine is a safe and effective crop management tool. Farming without it could cost corn farmers up to $59 per acre. That’s a cost most farmers cannot afford – and that’s why it’s so important that the EPA hear directly from farmers like you.

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  • Follow-a-Farmer highlights how crops, food is grown

    A successful corn crop is the one common ingredient for many tasty meals we enjoy every day. Join us as we follow two Texas corn farmers from planting to harvest and experience the hard work that goes into growing the food that ultimately ends up on your fork. Our first installment in our Follow-a-Farmer video series is now available online!

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  • NCGA details issues with Dow and DuPont merger

    From Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Blog

    As the National Corn Growers Association meets for its Corn Congress in Washington, D.C., this week, the group has weighed in with a letter late last week to Renata Hesse, a deputy assistant attorney general in the antitrust division at DOJ regarding the Dow-DuPont merger. Dow and DuPont are wading through the regulatory approval of a $130 billion merger that would lead to potentially three different divisions, including an agricultural spin off of a combined seed and chemical company that would have about $19 billion in annual revenues combined. NCGA President Chip Bowling, who signed the letter for the corn growers, noted the merger and others like it are going on in the middle of some challenging times for farmers. The letter cited USDA figures showing farm income has fallen 55% since 2013 while debt-to-asset ratios are rising.

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  • 2017 Grow Conference

    Join the Texas Corn Producers for its Grow conference Jan. 3-5, 2017 in Austin, Texas. This session will offer farm owners extensive knowledge on how to strategically manage their farm operations.

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  • Field-to-Fork Photo Contest

    Texas Corn Producers is sponsoring a spring photo contest

    Texas Corn Producers is calling on all photographers to help freeze frame time and elaborate, through photos, the story of corn farming in Texas. The contest begins March 14 and all interested participants will be able to submit photos until Nov. 30. Contestants have the opportunity to earn prizes of: $200 grand prize, $100 cash for first place in each category and a $50 Cabelas gift card for runners-up in each category. The categories are: Corn fields and farm landscape, corn planting and harvesting or on the farm (farmers, family and children) Limit one entry per category.

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09/23/2016

September Soaker

Heavy rains that fell in southern Minnesota, southern Wisconsin and northern Iowa Wednesday night into Thursday morning flooded fields and roads and delayed harvest progress for many farmers.


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09/23/2016

Ag's HR Coach

Your competition is non-farm employment, so structure your pay scale accordingly.


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09/22/2016

The Market's Fine Print

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's announcement on Wednesday that China would "soon" allow imports of U.S. beef into China left DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington with several head-scratching questions that might stump Confucius himself.


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