Count leather as the latest victim of the escalating U.S.-China trade war. Tariffs against American cattle hides were included in Tuesday’s $60 billion hit list as China struck back against the Trump administration. The duties come at a time when prices for hides, a proxy for finished leather, had already been tumbling thanks … Read More

FORT WORTH, Texas — Richard Thorpe, president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) issued the following statement following the United States Senate’s confirmation of Gregg Doud as Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The confirmation comes as the seventh round of NAFTA talks … Read More

FORT WORTH, Texas — U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer yesterday announced his key objectives for renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which include maintaining duty-free agricultural trade. Richard Thorpe, president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement in response to … Read More

FORT WORTH, Texas — In response to an announcement by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that USDA is banning the importation of fresh Brazilian beef, Richard Thorpe, president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement:

“The United States is home to the safest beef supply on … Read More

FORT WORTH — In response to the White House announcement of an agreement to restore U.S. beef access to China, Richard Thorpe, president of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement:

“International trade is absolutely vital for the continued success of Texas’ cattle raisers, as the existence … Read More

For Immediate Release: Oct. 24, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Fort Worth, Texas – The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement will go into effect Wednesday, Oct. 31, signifying an end to a 5-year push to solidify 3 free trade agreements (FTA) that are expected to boost beef exports by $3 billion. The U.S.-Korea FTA … Read More

For Immediate Release: Oct. 12, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171
Increase in beef exports will help Texas cattle industry recover from tough weather conditions

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association today applauded the U.S. House and Senate for … Read More

For Immediate Release: Sept. 26, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Below you will find a link to the TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column, authored by Joe Parker Jr., rancher and president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

Parker discusses the immediate need to pass the pending … Read More