Tipsters to receive reward money in cattle killings

The tipsters that provided information leading to arrests in the killings of five head of cattle in Rogers County, Okla., will receive reward money. Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton received a check from Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers John Cummings and Bart Perrier. The reward money, provided from TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief fund, will go to those who provided the information that led investigators to arrest two Broken Arrow teens. Operation Cow Thief offers a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and/or grand jury indictment of thieves. Read more…

Friday is last day for early voting

Friday, May 25 is your last day to take advantage of early voting for the Texas Primary. Click here to find your early voting location and click here to view the TSCRA PAC’s election recommendations (PDF). The list only includes candidates that have primary opponents and that are supported by the TSCRA PAC. Candidates without primary opponents are not listed. Information on early voting and more is available at votetexas.gov. Read more…

Stabenow tees up farm bill for next month

Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said on May 23 that the farm bill will come to the floor next month. Read more…

Oil falls to less than $90 per barrel as supplies reach 22-year high

Commodity prices took another beating on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar continued climbing against the euro. U.S. crude oil fell 2 percent, dipping below $90 per barrel for the first time since November after a government report showed that U.S. crude supplies rose to a 22-year high. Read more…

CME Group Daily Livestock Report, 5-24-12: Range & Pasture Conditions

What beef producers — and especially cow-calf operators— want to do and what Mother Nature allows them to do are sometimes different things. Read more…

U.S. Drought Monitor, May 22, 2012

Warm, dry weather returned to the Oklahoma and Texas early in the period, following the previous week’s drought-easing rainfall. Still, the May 1-22 rainfall of 9.84 inches — 364 percent of normal — marked San Antonio’s highest May total since 1993, when 12.47 inches fell. Read more…

It’s what’s for dinner: Peppered beef brisket

Overnight marinating makes for lots of flavor. Read more…