Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association government affairs staff attended the final ranch gathering of the year in Waco Thursday evening, where we gave an update on the latest policy and political issues. TSCRA hosted almost 30 ranch gatherings throughout 2019 thanks to our dedicated sponsors, volunteer leaders and … Read More

By Robert E. McKnight, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

The ranching and agricultural community is an amazing thing. When disaster strikes, we’re always there for one another and ready to lend a helping hand. When it comes to policy and political issues, though, we often find ourselves more fragmented.

There’s … Read More

FORT WORTH, Texas — Last week three important agriculture bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Each of the bipartisan bills address very different issues, but all will benefit cattle producers according to Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA).

Last Monday brought … Read More

Next Thursday, the final ranch gathering of the year will be held in Waco. If you can make it, TSCRA staff will be there to provide an update on current government and political issues. This week three new bills were introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives that … Read More

The Responsible & Efficient Agriculture Destination (TREAD) Act would ensure that the current Hours of Service exemption that applies to the 150-air-mile radius from the source of an agricultural commodity adds the same 150 air mile radius flexibility to the back end of a trip, or the destination. The bill … Read More

In Washington, TSCRA’s focus remains on the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. In Texas politics, all eyes are focused on the release of a secretly recorded meeting between Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan. TSCRA government and public affairs staff were in Gatesville this … Read More

After a hectic week at TSCRA’s Policy Conference in San Antonio, and a landmark Japanese trade deal announcement, this week seems quiet by comparison.

TSCRA government and public affairs staff were back in Austin and meeting with Texas legislative staffers on a variety of issues.

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NCBA’s Kent Bacus discusses a new trade deal with Japan that should level the playing field for American beef producers in the latest Beltway Beef podcast.

TSCRA leaders, members and staff were in San Antonio this week for TSCRA’s annual policy conference. The conference provides a forum for members to weigh in on what issues within the industry are worthy of the association’s attention. Every policy committee met to consider issues and hear from subject … Read More

Source: U.S. Trade Representative’s Office

The newly-signed U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement will provide America’s farmers and ranchers enhanced market access in our third largest agricultural export market. When implemented, this agreement will enable American producers to compete more effectively with countries that currently have preferential tariffs in the … Read More