Recent News Kernels
Texas corn farmers endorse Carnes for Ag Commissioner
A proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut renewable fuel production would depress the farm economy in rural Texas and increase air pollution from cars. EPA has proposed cutting annual production of clean-burning fuels from renewable resources, including ethanol made from corn, from 18.15 billion gallons to 15.21 billion gallons per year, a 16 percent reduction that would have to be replaced by increased imports of oil from foreign countries. Read more
TCPB announces biennial elections for five seats
The Texas Corn Producers Board will hold elections in two of its five voting regions to elect five board members where current members' seats are expiring. The nomination period to be on the ballot starts Nov. 23 and closes Dec. 23. The TCPB election is conducted by voting regions and will be held from Jan. 9, 2014, until Jan. 23, 2014. Read more
What did the AP story get right on ethanol?
Americans are left in a quandary after reading this article released by the AP today, which offers a biased, one-sided "investigation" of renewable fuel's impact on the environment. The piece is loaded with misinformation, inaccuracies, and half-truths.
Texas Corn Producers is submitting this Letter to the Editor to Texas media running this piece.
November edition of The Kernel Now available
Texas Corn Producers Board and Corn Producers Association of Texas' joint newsletter is distributed bi-monthly in The Southwest Farm Press. The latest edition is now available. This issue includes a look at a Texas corn maze, upcoming TCP elections, and more! Read it here
December 10-11: Texas Plant Protection Conference, Bryan, Texas
December 12: West Plains Ag Conference, Levelland, Texas
December 24-25: TCP office closed for Christmas Break
January 1: TCP office closed for New Years Day