PHOTO: Cornyn Meets with Texas Farm Bureau President

News WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met today with Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) President Russell Boening to discuss the organization’s priorities for the 118th Congress including the farm bill, disaster assistance, trade, labor, and other issues important to Texas agriculture. See photo attached and below. This image is in the public domain, but those wishing […]

Cornyn: Coronavirus Relief Program for Texas Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers Begins Accepting Applications Today

AUSTIN – Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced that Texas agricultural producers who have suffered losses due to the coronavirus pandemic may now apply for assistance from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).  CFAP will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to America’s farmers and ranchers, funded by the CARES Act, the Families First Coronavirus […]

Cornyn Urges Eased Regulations on Trucks Hauling Livestock, Agriculture Products

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter yesterday to leadership of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation urging them to provide commercial motor vehicle drivers hauling livestock and agricultural products greater flexibility within hours of service (HOS) regulations in upcoming Surface Transportation Reauthorization legislation. The Senators wrote: “The unique circumstances involved […]

Sen. Cornyn Urges President Trump to Address Payment Limits for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON— Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and 27 of his Senate colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging him to eliminate payment limits for livestock, dairy and specialty crop producers in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). They wrote: “The COVID-19 crisis has caused unprecedented damage to the livestock, dairy and specialty crop industries. […]

Cornyn Bill to Protect Texas Agriculture, Food Supply Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed into law his bipartisan bill to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors who protect the nation’s food supply and agricultural industry at the border. The Protecting America’s Food & Agriculture Act of 2019 ensures safe and secure trade of agricultural goods across […]