Abilene, TX (January 30, 2005)- The Texas Farmers Union (TFU) delegates meeting in Abilene, Texas this past week passed resolutions opposing the Trans Texas Corridor, opposes re-establishing live cattle trade with Canada and importing additional beef products until several measures are met. Also the President of TFU, Wes Sims said, “the delegates supported an extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract Program to coincide with the expiration date of the remainder of the 2002 farm bill which is 2007”. The delegates also passed a resolution, which strongly encourages congress to oppose ratification of the Central American Free Trade Agreement.
The TFU delegates reaffirmed their support of the eliminations of property taxes and a reduction of sales tax, which would be replaced by the elimination of corporate tax loopholes and a tax of four (4) percent of what is paid in federal income tax. This would adequately fund our public school system as well as all other state services.
The TFU Delegates also elected District Directors, Arvil Lee Campbell from Crosbyton, District Two; Lynn Hagan from Carbon, District Four; David Schertz from Krum, District Six; and Charles Anderson from Lamesa, District Eight.
Established in 1902 in Point, Texas the Texas Farmers Union is the states oldest general farm organization that represents family farmers, ranchers and rural interests working to improve the quality of life for rural people through education, cooperation and legislation.
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