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Texas A&M Economist Joe Outlaw, left, with Congressman Mike Conaway and Tom Sell of Combest, Sell and Associates, at the 2018 Western Peanut Growers Association luncheon.

Honorary luncheon to be held for Congressman Mike Conaway

Western Peanut Growers Association gathering video submissions of thanks for luncheon.

The Western Peanut Growers Association (WPGA) will host an Ag Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Seminole, Texas, to honor Congressman Mike Conaway for his work on the 2018 farm bill. Conaway will also be the keynote speaker.

“We want to take an opportunity to express our gratitude to Congressman Mike Conaway for his wisdom, diligence, fortitude and his perseverance in making the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 law,” says WPGA President Tony Dill. “His dedication to area farmers, as well as, farmers and ranchers across the nation should be appreciated by everyone who has an interest in agriculture. Anyone who would like to join in honoring the Congressman is welcome to attend.”

Farmers of all commodities, agribusiness professionals, along with the community and its leaders, are invited to attend the event which will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Seminole Community Center, 801 North Main Street, Seminole, Texas.

During the luncheon, WPGA board members will present Conaway with a video featuring individual testimonies thanking him for his work on the bill. Anyone interested in submitting a short video testimony to be included can upload a video to the WPGA Facebook page or e-mail it to WPGA board member Mason Becker at by March 6, 2019.

“The farm bill is a crucial and important piece of legislation for all of us involved in agriculture,” says Becker. “We always say as producers, we’re not just single commodity producers, we grow peanuts and other commodities, and with the hard work these guys have put in, we feel strongly they deserve a pat on the back from all of us.”

Prior to the luncheon, WPGA members will hold the organization's 36th annual business meeting at 10:00 a.m. For more information on this event, contact the Western Peanut Growers Association, (432) 758-2050.

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