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

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

FORT WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) issued the following statement in response to the announcement of a bilateral trade agreement with Japan:

“We are elated that today’s announcement of a free trade agreement with Japan includes a reduced tariff on … Read More

TSCRA government affairs staff were at multiple ranch gatherings this week to update attendees on the latest from Austin and Washington, D.C. Be sure to check out tscra.org/events to find a gathering near you so that you can get the scoop. President Trump announced an ag trade deal with Japan … Read More

Source: US Trade Representative’s Office Aug. 02, 2019

The United States will be able to nearly triple its annual duty-free exports of beef to the European Union (EU) over the next 7 years under a new agreement signed last week.

American … Read More

TSCRA
government and public affairs efforts in Washington continue to focus on
Congressional ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA).
There is optimism that the measure will be introduced in September and passed
before the end of the year.

As reported earlier this week, TSCRA director Kelley Sullivan Georgiades … Read More

WASHINGTON — Kelley Sullivan Georgiades, a fourth-generation rancher from Texas, testified Tuesday on the state of the cattle industry at a hearing of the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee.

Georgiades praised cattle producers for providing Americans with a high-quality, safe and nutrient-dense protein. She also highlighted the importance of ranching to … Read More

TSCRA government affairs staff attended ranch gatherings
in El Campo, Navasota and Franklin this week to provide attendees with an
update on current affairs. Highlights included a recap of the recently
concluded 86th Texas Legislative Session—including eminent domain reform
efforts—and national issues like trade, fake meat and WOTUS.

For … Read More