TSCRA, U.S. Marshals on the lookout for cattle thief

Authorities are looking for an alleged cattle thief who has been missing since March. A reward has been offered through the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Operation Cow Thief for any information leading to the arrest of Ronald Ryan Shepard, also known as Ron Shepard of Brookfield Cattle Co. and Brookport Cattle Co. Read more…

State franchise tax could mean big payday to Texas trucking companies

News Radio KLBJ reports that Texas trucking companies can keep on trucking, thanks to millions of dollars in state franchise tax refunds they have coming. Read more…

Texans urged to report suspected arson activity

Law enforcement officials with Texas Forest Service are asking residents to be aware of the potential for arson activity this summer – and to report any suspicious behavior. Read more…

Senate farm bill not a sure thing

According to AgWeek, 45 senators and a wide range of national farm and commodity groups have urged Senate leaders to bring the farm bill that passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on April 26 to the floor, but most southern senators and rice and peanut growers remain opposed to the bill. Read more…

Registration open for NCBA 2012 Summer Conference

2012 NCBA Summer Conference is July 25 to 28, Denver. Special offer on tickets to Cheyenne Frontier Days. Read more…

TDA Market Recap May 21, 2012

Texas Department of Agriculture reports that for the week ending May 19, feeder cattle prices at the Texas auctions covered by USDA Market News were mostly steady to $2 higher per hundredweight (cwt), with a few to $5 higher. Read more…