FORT WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate today passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“We applaud the U.S. Senate for passing the landmark United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement today, and look forward to the president’s … Read More

FORT WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement after President Trump today signed phase one of a trade deal with China:

“After a 14-year absence, U.S. beef was finally reintroduced to the Chinese market in 2017. Despite this, … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association government and public affairs staff were back in full force this week and working on a variety of issues involving trade, environmental regulation reform, the 2020 elections and fake meat.

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office announced on Friday that the U.S. and China had reached an agreement on a Phase One trade deal that requires structural reforms and other changes to China’s economic and trade regime. Affected areas include intellectual property, technology transfer, agriculture, financial services, currency and foreign exchange. … Read More

FORT WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement after United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced an agreement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“We are pleased that the administration and Speaker … Read More

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday an agreement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has been made. A vote on the deal in the House could come as early as next week.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) issued the following statement in response to the Japanese Diet’s final passage of a bilateral trade agreement with the United States:

“We applaud Japan’s final passage of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and look forward … 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

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