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Ted Cruz to Hold ‘Agriculture Round Table’ After Breitbart Farming Coverage

Ted Cruz to Hold ‘Agriculture Round Table’ After Breitbart Farming Coverage

Causation or correlation, many were struck by the timing of the senator's invitation to his first-ever ag round table in the region

LUBBOCK, Texas — When email inboxes dinged in and around Lubbock last Tuesday afternoon, recipients were surprised by the new message: an invitation to a private, first-ever agriculture round table with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on August 11.

Earlier that morning, Breitbart Texas published a story entitled Bad Trade Deals and Worse Actors (Part 3 of a Farmer’s Plight series), which outlined the record of Texas’ junior senator during cotton’s three-year slide, included the following criticism of Cruz:

Moreover, Trump is a referendum on present political ineptitude in halting federal overreaches like the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S., climate change regulations or the inheritance tax.

These overreaches are seldom blocked because the likes of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the former presidential candidate who’s proven to be more taken by perpetually campaigning than governing, won’t amend (appropriation) bills, much less participate in the process.

Farmers, especially cotton growers, who formerly knew the government to help with one hand and the EPA taking with the other only know the overreach of the EPA now.

(When a group West Texas cotton farmers implored Cruz for a meeting about the 2014 Farm Bill, they were only met with silence, according to a former Lubbock County Republican Party chairman.)

Whether or not Cruz had the event planned prior to July 26 is unclear. Causation or correlation, many were struck by the timing of the invitation.

Read more at Breitbart Texas | Jay Leeson

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