Ranching 101 held in Fort Worth on Tuesday

TSCRA’s Ranching 101 seminar welcomed association members and guests at its July session at TSCRA headquarters in Fort Worth, Tuesday. Attendees heard from speakers about ranch accounting, bookkeeping, and received an update on the animal identification situation. Read more…

TSCRA special rangers solve agriculture crimes

The work of TSCRA’s special rangers is featured in this video from KTUL, a television station in Tulsa. The station followed Special Ranger John Cummings as he investigated cases to learn how the special rangers protect ranchers’ livelihood and bring offenders to justice. Read more…

USDA authorizes emergency CRP haying and grazing for Castro County

USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director James B. Douglass has announced that in response to drought conditions, FSA has authorized emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for Castro County. Based on a decision made by the Texas FSA state committee, CRP emergency haying and grazing approval will only be available for those CRP lands that were not utilized for haying or grazing during the previous 12 months. Read more…

Your burger is about to get pricier

As the widespread drought continues to damage grain crops across the Midwest, consumers could soon be facing steeper bills at the grocery store. Read more…

LFTB: Too important to disappear

Can lean, finely textured beef (LFTB) make a comeback after this spring’s public relations nightmare? Analysts with Rabobank International believe it can, but it will take time and a concerted effort by industry to build consumer trust. Read more…

Texas crop, weather, July 17, 2012

If misery loves company, drought-hammered Midwestern farmers should find lots of company in Texas, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. “Certainly, we’ve had very short rainfall in many areas of the state, and we’re looking at less -than-average (cotton) crop yields over most of the areas I’m familiar with,” said Dr. Travis Miller, AgriLife Extension agronomist, College Station. Read more…