Emery Fox is a 26-year-old rancher in Checotah, Oklahoma, who, with the support and encouragement of her family, got in the cattle business two years ago. Prior to purchasing her own herd, Emery was introduced to agriculture on her grandfather’s cattle operation. Her grandfather, Jack Pugh, has been a cattleman … Read More

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Dec. 3 the appointment of Matthew J. “Matt” Lohr to serve as Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). In his role, Lohr will provide leadership for NRCS and its mission to support America’s farmers, ranchers, … Read More

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Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Arch “Beaver” Aplin and Oliver Bell and reappointed Dick Scott to the Parks and Wildlife Commission for terms set to expire on Feb. 1, 2023. The commission manages and conserves the natural and cultural resources of Texas and provides hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities … Read More

The Texas Cattle Feeders Association elected a new slate of leaders during their annual convention last week in San Antonio. Levi Berry of Happy will serve as chairman of the board; Paul Defoor of … Read More

Monday and Tuesday, TSCRA participated in the first ever Texas Tribune symposium on the future of rural Texas. The event addressed the future of rural education, health care, natural resource preservation and infrastructure investment, and looked at the current political climate in rural Texas and the state’s economic future. TSCRA … Read More

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) concluded its Strategic Planning Conference in Long Beach, California, Thursday with the election of new officers for the coming year. Conley Nelson of Algona, Iowa, was elected USMEF chairman. The USMEF has also approved a resolution expressing support for timely negotiation of a U.S.-Japan … Read More

The Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education (SAVE) Farming for the Future program in Manhattan, Kansas, is developing a 320-acre diversified regional training center. The center includes 20-acre plots of cereal crops, soybeans, and alfalfa, 15 acres of orchards, a commercial honey-harvesting … Read More

On Nov. 16, the Cattle Raisers Museum will open a new exhibition, The Life &Times of Charles Goodnight: Art Exhibition by Lee Cable. The collection is a narrative art exhibit depicting highlights on the life of historical Texas icon Charles Goodnight.

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