Trade ministers have officially signed off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but that doesn’t look to be speeding up congressional approval in the United States. Read more at Agri-Pulse…

Nothing like record cattle prices and profitability to get an industry excited about expansion. The latest USDA Cattle report shows a rapid expansion is underway with cattle and calf numbers up three percent and beef cow numbers up four percent in the past year. Record high cattle prices in the … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in northeast Oklahoma, reports the theft of a tractor and other ranch equipment from a property near Nowata in Nowata County. Some time after Jan. 6 a thief or thieves entered a barn to steal a New Holland TN 75 open station 4×4 … Read More

Jim Bob Beene, 48,  was arrested Jan. 22 and charged with one count of third degree felony theft of livestock in the case of a calf stolen from the Plainview Rodeo Arena. After the arrest was made, the suspect was charged with 2 additional counts of third degree felony theft of … Read More

Seven out of a possible 22 suspects accused of participation in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) theft ring in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma have been arrested on charges of organized criminal activity. TSCRA Special Rangers and local law enforcement authorities have recovered 14 stolen ATVs so far, with more possible. TSCRA Special … Read More

Short-term dryness has led to some minor growth of Abnormally Dry conditions in west Texas (western Big Bend area) and in extreme southern Texas north of Brownsville in the McAllen area. The rest of the region remains unchanged this week with very little in the way of dryness or drought … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson, Dist. 14 in East Texas, reports the theft of cattle from two properties in Freestone County. Missing since November 2015 are 2 black Angus bulls branded with a 5T on the left hip. Also missing from a separate property in Freestone County since Jan. 14 … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, Dist. 10 in North Texas, reports the theft of 8 cows and a calf from a property near Alexander in Erath County. Some time between Jan. 9 and 19 a thief or thieves cut a lock and chain to steal the 8 black muley, or … Read More

TSCRA’s Larry Gray, executive director of law enforcement, talks about what it takes to be a TSCRA Special Ranger and what they do on the KGNC radio News Now radio show. Click here to listen…

Outside of the coastal ranges from northern California up to the Olympic Peninsula (along with the Sierra-Nevada), much of the rest of the Lower 48 states had a dry week.