TSCRA Crime Watch: Oklahoma steers; South Texas trailer, tools and saddles

TSCRA Special Rangers John Cummings and Tommy Charbula have reported 8 missing steers in Murray County, Okla., and a trailer, equipment, tools and saddles taken from a property in Wharton County, Texas. Read more…

Beef prices rise as ranchers slowly rebuild herds

Cattle sales are surging after one of the worst droughts in Texas’ history, combined with numerous wildfires, caused ranchers to cull their herds last year. Now they’ve got to rebuild to keep up with the market. But high feed and fuel prices are causing cattle producers to spend even more. Read more…

Youth “Telling the Beef Story” video blog contest winners announced

This spring the beef checkoff launched a new video blog contest designed to engage youth in telling the beef story using the power of YouTube. Videos entries had to be two minutes or less and focus on one of eight beef related topics, including common beef misconceptions, cattle care and beef’s nutritional value. Entries were judged on creativity, topic choice, content accuracy and how beef was positioned. The grand prize winner is Jason Girouard, of Brimfield, Mass. The Tantasqua Regional High School student receives a $750 cash prize and a trip to an annual Cattle Industry Convention. Read more…

Deadline approaches for three Farm Service Agency programs

USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the approaching June 1, 2012, deadline is for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE), the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE). Read more…

It’s what’s for dinner: Caribbean flank steak with coconut rice

Lime juice, cilantro and coconut make this island-inspired meal a wonderfully light experience that will go great with warm weather. Read more…