TSCRA government and public affairs staff were in Galveston last week for the TSCRA Summer Meeting to discuss recent state and federal policy issues. Topics included eminent domain, wildfire protection efforts, water supply enhancement, trade, country of origin labeling, dealer trust and more. This week, TSCRA submitted comments on a … Read More

eWith the abundance of rain Oklahoma has received over the last several weeks, farmers and ranchers around the state are likely dealing with moldy hay and spoiled feed. Moldy or spoiled feed can present a health risk for a multitude of species, including cattle, sheep, goats and horse. Carefully monitor … Read More

Changes in population density, rapid urbanization and rising land values have altered much of the historically rural landscape of the Texas borderlands, according to a recent Texas Land Trends report. The report, “Trends in Land Ownership Along Texas Borderlands,” was produced by the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute in collaboration … Read More

Some of the areas have seen some dry days to cut hay but because rains continue to fall, farmers are having to bale before it is truly dry. Moisture content in Alfalfa is pretty high thus it can’t be held for a very long time before it is turning black. Much of the … Read More

Hay traded mostly steady on light to moderate movement. Excessive rain continues to be the story in the hay market across most of the state. Farmers in the North, Central, and East areas are up to 3 weeks behind getting into the fields due to rains and flooding. A small harvesting window has … Read More

Source: USDM | Map released 6-20-19 | Data valid 6-18-19

This Week’s Drought Summary: A stationary front was a focus for frequent showers and thunderstorms with locally … Read More

SPONSORED CONTENT By the N#mbers is exclusive information from Livestock Wx on the latest weather trends and outlook for TSCRA members. This week’s report takes a look at the latest seasonal outlook and the evidence for a cool, wet summer.

TSCRA Special Ranger Derek Helmke, District 3 in Central Oklahoma, reports the theft of a saddle and boots from a ranch house near Allen in Pontotoc County. Stolen was a Jeys Saddlery tan saddle with 15-inch seat, a “12-15-18” stamp on saddle horn and a brand on the housing. Multiple pairs of Leddy’s … Read More

Source: Oklahoma State University | June 18, 2019

The loss of available forage for livestock is an economic hardship for Oklahoma producers, whether … Read More

USDA announced June 20 it is offering $75 million in funding for the eradication and control of feral swine through the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) in a joint effort with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The 2018 … Read More