By:  Turner                                      S.R. No. 867
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
    1-3  recognize Mr. and Mrs. Tom Paben for winning first prize in the
    1-4  1992 National Corn Yield Contest sponsored by the National Corn
    1-5  Growers Association; and
    1-6        WHEREAS, The National Corn Growers Association was
    1-7  established 28 years ago to recognize farmers who use production
    1-8  practices that are designed to increase profitability; and
    1-9        WHEREAS, The Paben Farms placed first in the state in Class A
   1-10  Non-Irrigated using DEKALB DK689; and
   1-11        WHEREAS, Each entry was a field of at least 10 acres of
   1-12  continuous corn; qualified supervisors were present at harvest
   1-13  to ascertain the accuracy of yields; and
   1-14        WHEREAS, The average yield of contest entrants was
   1-15  183 bushels per acre compared with the national average of
   1-16  131 bushels; and
   1-17        WHEREAS, Farmers from 46 states submitted 3,495 entries in
   1-18  the 1992 contest; now, therefore, be it
   1-19        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   1-20  73rd Legislature, hereby congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Tom Paben
   1-21  for winning first prize in their category; and, be it further
   1-22        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
   1-23  Mr. and Mrs. Paben as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
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    2-2                                        President of the Senate
    2-3                                      I hereby certify that the
    2-4                                 above Resolution was adopted by
    2-5                                 the Senate on May 5, 1993.
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    2-7                                        Secretary of the Senate
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    2-9                                         Member, Texas Senate