Texas Dept. of Agriculture rep says beef, poultry, lumber commodities are viable


NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) – Consumers have seen grocery prices go up; now lumber prices. East Texas beef producers, poultry and timber growers aren’t the supply of The drawback Based mostly on Manuel Martinez, a area recurrentative for the Texas Division of Agriculture. He screens and promotes agriculture throughout twenty East Texas counties.

His evaluation of beef, poultry and timber manufacturing is constructive.

“All That is by way ofble. It’s well being and doing properly,” said Martinez all by way of Tuesday’s Nacogdoches Chamber Stakeholders name.

However consumers are rising weary of elevated prices and low availability of some meals gadgets. Martinez is Aware of that’s not the producers’ fault.

“Agriculture by no means stopped when the pandemic hit us. These farmers and ranchers have been On the market. It was the processing An factor of it that acquired affected. As quickly as those processors get their staff vaccinated, I really feel that’s when issues will Start to see that waiver at A whereas.”

Martinez Does not have a crystal ball as to when prices will go down, but he has A great suggestion Of What Goes on To take care of the commodities stability. His specialty –advertising.

“What I’m making an try to do is promote Texas merchandise and be a resupply for rural and financial enchancment.”

Martinez says agriculture thrives when communities thrive. Soon The agricultural Economic Development Fund Shall be launched by the Division of Agriculture to serve new and current enterprise enchancment.

“This fund will Be In a place To assist The metropolis or the county with any Sort of infrastructure Which Might Even be utilized To assist with this agency,” defined Martinez. “As prolonged as that infrastructure May even be going To revenue The metropolis And by no means simply that agency They will apply for this fund.”

Martinez additionally encourages companies, manufacturing, and organizations To hitch the GO TEXAN program. It showcases merchandise and companies made in Texas.

“Texas Farm Products, TFP Vitamin there in Nacogdoches, they’re An factor of our GO TEXAN program.”

As is Fredonia Brewery, The Farmer’s Market and The Blueberry Pageant.

Martinez says when consumers buy GO TEXAN merchandise it assists maintain the Texas financial system. And strengthens East Texas agriculture.

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