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  • Statement on Governor Perdue’s nomination to be Secretary of Agriculture

    CPAT welcomes Governor Perdue’s nomination to be Secretary of Agriculture.

    Corn Producers Association of Texas (CPAT) President Joe Reed, a farmer from Kress, Texas, congratulates former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue on his nomination to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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  • Corn Farmer Town Hall Meetings

    Corn farmers can guide efforts of their state checkoff and association

    Texas Corn Producers encourages farmers to attend one of the many Corn Farmer Town Hall Meetings being held across the state. TCP directors and staff will be facilitating discussions with farmers. Corn farmers have the opportunity to align the advocacy efforts and priorities of the Texas corn checkoff and association to best support them. A FREE meal will be provided to farmers in attendance of the meetings.

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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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  • Cruz harvests agricultural experience, knowledge in Texas Panhandle

    Taking a step out of the more familiar stomping grounds of the state’s big cities, Senator Ted Cruz spent time this week getting a firsthand look at Texas agriculture. Yesterday, he visited the Gordon family on their corn farm near Dalhart. “Agriculture is a staple of Texas that reaches every corner of the state and offers tremendous opportunities for economic growth,” Sen. Cruz said in a release on the visit.

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  • Statement on EPA’s final 2017 Renewable Volume Obligation

    Today’s announcement of the final 2017 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was welcomed by farmers and environmentally-conscious American consumers.

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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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01/20/2017

ESA Rules Targeted

A group of 14 state attorneys general asked the Trump administration this week to repeal two Endangered Species Act rules.


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Ag's HR Coach

Owners must take leadership on safety. That means more than writing a few protocols.


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Beef Benefits From Bird Flu

South Korean imports of beef have grown as domestic supplies fall and bird flu hurts chicken purchases. U.S. beef exports have been a key beneficiary of the red meat demand.


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