This November, Midwest and Northern growers, participating in the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Multi-Commodity Education Program (MCEP), toured the agricultural mecca of the Texas High Plains where 80 percent of Texas grapes are grown; 50 percent of this state’s peanuts crop is produced; and where cotton is king.
“The objective of the program is to help different commodity groups and their leadership to understand the challenges that they face in their home areas,” says John Gibson, NCC director for member services. “We hope that over time, through their experience and this exchange that we have, that when they come together in discussions about policies and regulations and how they are all impacted by that, they’ll have a better understanding when they hear from their peers in different regions.”
Watch the video above to hear what visiting growers thought of Texas crop production and the benefits of learning about other commodities.
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