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Agricultural Legend S. M. True Dead at Age 88

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A man of stature in the West Texas farming community has died. 88-Year-old S. M. True was found dead by his brother near farming equipment in Hale County at around noon. KAMC 28 reports that he suffered fatal injuries after a piece of tractor equipment fell on him.

True had been involved in farming for almost 80 years, and had received multiple honors and recognitions for his agricultural leadership.

Governor Rick Perry released a statement this afternoon offering his condolences and reminiscing on the legendary agriculture leader.

“Some of my fondest memories are of traveling across Texas with S. M. as I campaigned for Agriculture Commissioner in 1990. He was a pure gentleman and a true Texan who profoundly loved the state, particularly our agricultural heritage. He left this world doing what he does best – engaged in the production of food and fiber. He will be sorely missed by all Texans – city dwellers and ranchers alike – whether they knew him personally or not, and Anita and I send our prayers and deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

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