Texas Commodity Symposium Program Announced

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Texas Commodity Symposium program announced by Texas Corn Producers, Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., Texas Grain Sorghum Association, Texas Peanut Producers Board and Texas Wheat Producers Association.

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Texas Commodity Symposium to be held Dec. 3, 2014, in Amarillo

The program again brings pertinent information to those in the agricultural industry, as well as the local community

The fourteenth annual Texas Commodity Symposium will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Amarillo in conjunction with the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show in the Grand Plaza Room at the Amarillo Civic Center. The free event will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The symposium, which is hosted by the Corn Producers Association of Texas, Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., Texas Grain Sorghum Association, Texas Peanut Producers Board and Texas Wheat Producers Association, will conclude with the annual Ag Appreciation Luncheon, presented by the symposium and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Ag Council.

“The program again brings pertinent information to those in the agricultural industry, as well as the local community,” TWPA Executive Vice President Rodney Mosier said.

“Agricultural production plays an important role to the area’s economy, as it brings in more than $12.2 billion to the High Plains,” CPAT Executive Vice President David Gibson said. “Events such as this symposium are a great way for us to provide pertinent information to farmers and ranchers, as well as the communities they support.”

Texas Country Reporter’s Bob Phillips will present the symposium’s keynote address during the Ag Appreciation Luncheon. Texas Country Reporter is a highly-acclaimed TV program that celebrates the history, emotion and beauty that make Texas and Texans so unique. Since 1972, Bob Phillips has traveled the back roads of the Lone Star State and shared the stories of real Texans.

“Phillips has a long history of sharing the passions, interests and lifestyles of Texans across the state,” TPPB Executive Director Shelly Nutt said. “Without a doubt, his tales have something of interest for every Texan in the region.”

Additionally, the symposium will examine a variety of issues that impact producers and the agribusiness sector. Featured topics this year include the farm bill implementation, a political outlook for the state, and program updates from NRCS and FSA.
The event is made free of charge for attendees because of the generous support of the symposium’s sponsors, including ArmTech Insurance Services, Bayer CropScience, BNSF Railway, Capital Farm Credit, DuPont Pioneer, High Plains Journal, Monsanto, National Peanut Board, and Syngenta.

For sponsorship opportunities or more information, please call 800.647.CORN (2676) or email info(at)texascorn(dot)org.

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