Farmers and ranchers from every major commodity group in Texas, including the crop insurance industry, testified before the House Agriculture Committee on May 17. The panel of 13 witnesses addressed the committee in Lubbock.

Approximately 300 members of the community attended the hearing, including local agriculture producers and leaders.

A crippling January freeze in South Texas proved that the federal crop insurance program and the new permanent disaster program don’t adequately cover the style of farming in the Rio Grande Valley.

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