With the new year comes new grain buyer contracts and contract renewals for farmers. Texas Corn Producers (TCP) encourages producers to be mindful of contract language as they prepare to sign these documents. It has come to TCP’s attention that some contract wording has changed this year.
The required conditions in each contract for corn producers can vary, but it is important to ensure those that are included are what the corn producer expects. TCP urges producers to carefully review contracts to confirm they can deliver the stated conditions without having to go above and beyond what is typically expected of an agricultural producer.
TCP Producer Relations Director Bryce White says thoughtful review of new and renewing contracts is key for corn producers to protect their interests.
“We often are used to carefully looking at new contracts,” White says, “but it’s also important to be equally vigilant with contract renewals to ensure additional conditions are not added that could have implications on the corn producer.”
Corn producers that have questions or concerns about the conditions in their contract should visit with their grain buyer directly. Additionally, TCP directors in your region and TCP staff can be a resource in clarifying language and implications for producers. To contact TCP, visit https://texascorn.org/contact-us or call 806.763.CORN (2676).