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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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  • 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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  • EPA rejects science in latest atrazine report

    (From the Triazine Network) An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) draft report on the herbicide atrazine is cause for alarm says the Triazine Network, a national coalition of farm organizations representing well over 30 agricultural crops in over 40 states. The group insists if the EPA continues to use the same false logic or endpoints as noted in the preliminary risk assessment, it could lead to a de facto ban on atrazine. Farmers use the popular herbicide for weed control in growing the vast majority of corn, sorghum and sugarcane in the United States.

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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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  • Study: Corn exports add $604.8 million to Texas economy

    U.S. corn exports generate $74.7 billion in annual economic output with benefits that extend well beyond the nation’s farmlands, according to a new analysis conducted by Informa Economics IEG. The study asserts that the export of corn and corn products generated $604.8 million in annual economic output in Texas in 2014.

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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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07/29/2016

President Signs Label Law

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law the Senate bill creating a mandatory disclosure and labeling for foods with ingredients from genetically engineered crops.


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07/29/2016

Volunteer GE Wheat Discovered

South Korea halted imports of wheat from Washington state as USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service reported that 22 glyphosate-resistant wheat plants were found growing in an unplanted field in Washington. USDA stated the wheat was developed by Monsanto Co.


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07/29/2016

Taxlink by Andy Biebl

The tax code offers farm parents partial relief from college costs.


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