111th Annual Texas Farmers Union Convention

August 21, 2012

Dear Member:

One hundred (111) years ago ten men following the leadership of Newt Grisham chartered the Farmers Educational and Corporative Union at Point, Texas. A new idea with a new mission, “an organization to work for the benefit of independent family farmers and ranchers,” was born.

T.F.U. members will be meeting January 25th and 26th 2013, in Abilene, Texas, to hold our annual convention and to celebrate the Farmers Union 111th birthday. First, I am hopeful you will each attend the convention because there will be many interesting national figures speaking as well as numerous programs of interest relative to production agriculture and our rural communities.

I am also asking you to make a budget fund contribution, if you can, to help with the additional expenses i.e., the fly-in and other activities pertaining to the development of a new farm bill, disaster and dairy assistance. Return the enclosed card along with your check in the enclosed envelope to our state office.

Because of the concentration of the markets brought about with the money and power of the multi-national corporations causing lower and lower farm gate prices, there is as great a need for Farmers Union as there was 100 years ago. Working together as the Farmers Union family we can, we must and we will bring progressive change.

God Bless America Wes Sims, President Texas Farmers Union

Texas Farmers Union, P.O. Box 738, Sweetwater, Tx 79556