There were other good turns and bad turns for agriculture in 2013, but with all eyes now on 2014, of special interest to Texas producers will be the future direction of the Texas Agriculture Department. It will be an election year and while current Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples is running for Lt. Governor, his old job will be handed off to one of a field of 11 candidates seeking to replace him.

The frontrunners appear to be Uvalde Mayor, farmer and businessman, Republican J. Allen Carnes, opposed by high profile Democrat candidate Kinky Friedman. You can expect a lot of fireworks between the field of eleven who are seeking the nomination and election to the office.


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