Issues affecting the Lone Star State were highlighted at Texas Farm Bureau’s annual County Presidents’ and Summer Commodity Conference. Water and property rights, ammonium nitrate regulations and transportation were among the many topics covered.

Sam Scott and his wife, Rhonda, of the Henderson County Farm Bureau attended the conference in San Marcos.

“The meetings are a great way for us to learn how farmers and ranchers in other parts of the state are tackling certain problems, like the recent floods,” Scott said.

During the 3-day conference, breakout sessions focused on membership and promoting agriculture in local communities.

“We share our insights and learn from one another, while also receiving important agricultural updates,” Scott said.

Attendees also heard from: Dr. Lloyd Potter, state demographer, who discussed demographic characteristics and trends in Texas; John Barton, deputy executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, who addressed transportation needs in a growing state; and George Gomes, former administrator for California Farm Bureau.

The meetings were held June 22-25.

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