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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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  • 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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  • 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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12/05/2016

Global Fertilizer Outlook - 2

World phosphorus prices have fallen to levels not seen since 2009. China is mainly responsible for why the world market has so much supply; the country has doubled its production from 2006 to 2012.


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12/02/2016

Global Fertilizer Outlook - 1

New nitrogen fertilizer production in North America is increasing global supply and pressuring prices; this may take a few years to balance out.


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12/01/2016

Looking to Trump on Trade

The president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau hopes President-elect Donald Trump will stick with the Trans-Pacific Partnership while Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson touts the trade opportunities for farmers in Cuba and China -- two countries Trump has poked on trade issues.


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