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  • High Plains Water District Proposed Rule Revisions

    Statement from Corn Producers Association of Texas on High Plains Water District’s Proposed Rule Revisions

    “The Corn Producers Association of Texas commends the High Plains Water District board and staff for the very reasonable and deliberate rule-making process it has completed. We appreciate the district’s concerted effort to work with farmers and landowners throughout the process over the past year. The opportunity for open dialogue with the district is crucial in developing rules that further our region’s conservation efforts without impeding our economy...

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  • Farm Bill Decision Aid Online

    Preliminary version of aid allows farmers to begin gathering information, inputting data and analyzing options

    While the USDA-Farm Service Agency’s interpretation of the Agricultural Act of 2014, the farm bill, is still likely months from being finalized, the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University has released the preliminary version of its farm bill decision aid tool for farmers.

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  • NRCS Local Work Group Meetings

    NRCS to hold Local Work Group Meetings throughout the state

    Local Working Group meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in becoming a member and participating in the Local Working Group should contact the NRCS District Conservationist for their county. Click here for details on the LWG meeting in your area!

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  • Research Proposals

    2014-2015 TCPB research pre-proposals

    Texas Corn Producers Board (TCPB) is accepting Pre-Proposals for research projects for 2015 fiscal year funding. Pre-proposals are due no later than Aug. 21, 2014.

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  • Farm Bill 101

    TAMU Ag & Food Policy Center Releases Presentation

    The Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University has released a PowerPoint outlining the key points in the Agricultural Act of 2014. As we are still waiting on the interpretation of the bill from USDA, the information provided is preliminary. However, it\'s important for farmers to begin educating themselves on the key changes in the bill and consider how these new farm programs may work for their farms.

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  • Farm Bill Overview

    Texas Corn Producers releases review

    With the Agriculture Act of 2014 signed into law, Texas farmers should now start looking ahead at the impact the new legislation could have on their farms. Texas Corn Producers has developed a brief overview of the decisions ahead for farmers across the state.

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08/21/2014

Beef Checkoff Effort Frayed

The beef industry working group has largely been a quiet affair. That was by design because groups didn't want to fight in the press. But leaders of the Ranchers-Cattlemen's Action Legal Fund complained about the process because the group has been excluded from the talks. Now, NFU members are willing to abandon the discussions.


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08/21/2014

Farming on the Mother Road-6

Chris Clayton continues looking at the state of agriculture along historic Route 66, dubbed "The Mother Road" by novelist John Steinbeck. In his sixth installment, Clayton profiles a feedyard operator who is seeing more rain in his area, along with better crops and grazing conditions. However, rail costs are rising, and changing basis at local elevators is affecting the Texas cattle business.


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08/21/2014

Nebraska Cultivar Provides Promise

If growing switchgrass for bioenergy in Nebraska will become viable, the initial market likely will be in hay for cattle.


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