Source: USDA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has issued a statement highlighting actions announced by the Department of Labor (DOL) which will modernize the burdensome H2A visa process.

First, DOL published a common-sense rule that eliminates the requirement to advertise a job opening in print newspapers instead … Read More

Source: foragefax.tamu.edu | Sept. 20, 2019

One of the first considerations when purchasing hay is that it should be based on individual animal requirements. For optimal production, forage quality should be matched as closely … Read More

Source: https://www.tahc.texas.gov/animal_health/equine/#vs
Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials have released all premises quarantined for Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV). Though all premises have been released, and no additional cases have been reported, several states and countries may still impose enhanced entry requirements on VSV-susceptible livestock … Read More

The same proponents of unprocessed, organic and non-GMO foods pressure the public to accept imitation meat products that are cobbled together in a laboratory… Read More

TSCRA members may see some new faces in Fort Worth and new names in the magazine soon. This month alone, the association has welcomed four new staff members.

Katrina Huffstutler is the new executive director of communications. No stranger to the association, Huffstutler first joined the staff in 2007 as a … Read More

TSCRA government and public affairs staff are working closely with government agencies and other industry groups in response to the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda in Southeast Texas. Be sure to visit tscra.org and follow us on social media for updates.
The push to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade … Read More

Source: USDA Market News

Compared to last report, most hay trades were steady with instances of alfalfa $5 lower. Trade activity and demand were moderate. The Panhandle was dry until heavy rainfall ended out the week. The mild temperatures has livestock owners stocking up for Fall. Winter … Read More

Texas A&M Forest service responds
As torrential rainfall from Tropical Depression Imelda has led to life-threatening flooding, responders from Texas A&M Forest Service are supporting state incident operations and leading initial Incident Management Teams (IMT) in Southeast Texas. An eight-person Incident Planning Section is en route to the Beaumont Disaster District … Read More

Administrators and officials from Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) gathered Sept. 19 in an empty field just north of the Amarillo campus to break ground on the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine. The turning of dirt symbolized the culmination of years of … Read More

Intense late-summer heat and acute short-term dryness led to a sharp increase in drought intensity and coverage across central portions of the region. Excessive heat (95-102°F) and pronounced short-term rainfall deficits (30-day rainfall totaling locally less than 10 percent of normal) heightened evapotranspiration rates and soil moisture losses, resulting in … Read More