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TSCRA News Release: Peter Zeihan to Keynote Cattle Raisers Convention Opening General Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 10, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328Zeihan-pic_cmyk

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today announced Peter Zeihan, geopolitical strategist and author of “The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder,” will deliver remarks on Saturday, April 9 at the 139th annual Cattle Raisers Convention opening general session.

Geography and demography are transforming the international structure. Economic and political systems designed for the post-WWII era are finding it impossible to shift onto a new footing. The notable exception is the United States, uniquely well-positioned to enter a politically stable, economically dynamic, youthful and very soon energy-independent era. Zeihan’s presentation, “Approaching the American Age,” will focus on how the United States will stand apart, even thrive, as many of America’s current competitors simply fall away.

Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist who has lived in the world of international affairs throughout his career. Zeihan approaches the world from his clients’ points of view, distilling global complexities into actionable items. He is a frequent guest on national and international television news shows on CNN, ABC and Fox News and is frequently interviewed for radio programs.

Those interested in attending Zeihan’s presentation should register for the Cattle Raisers Convention by visiting www.cattleraisersconvention.com.

Day registration options begin at only $125. Full registration includes:

  • Access to the Cattle Raisers Expo, including lunch on Friday and Saturday, and Friday’s welcome reception
  • Opening General Session and Closing General Session Brunch
  • All School for Successful Ranching programs
  • All Information Sessions
  • Cattle Raisers Dance and Dinner

All members of the media are invited to attend. For media registration, please contact Laramie Adams at ladams@tscra.org.

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TSCRA is a 139-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 17,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.

TSCRA News Release: Convicted Cattle Thief Sentenced to 30 years in Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 4, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Coleman, Texas – Clinton Easter, 47, of Eastland County, was convicted on Thurs. Jan. 28 of two first degree felony cattle theft charges in Coleman County and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He will serve 30 years confinement . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Seven out of Possibly 22 Suspects Arrested in ATV Theft Ring

FOR IMMIEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 1, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Sulphur Springs, Texas – Seven out of possibly 22 suspects involved in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) theft ring were arrested in January 2016 on charges of organized criminal activity after allegedly stealing ATVs in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Texas and . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Plainview Man Arrested for Theft of Six Calves

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jan. 29, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Plainview, Texas – A Plainview, Texas man was arrested Friday, Jan. 22 and charged with one count of third degree felony theft of livestock after stealing a calf from the Plainview Rodeo Arena. After the arrest was made, the suspect was . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: 2015 Dietary Guidelines Reaffirm Beef’s Role in a Healthy Diet

By: Dr. Richard Thorpe, First Vice President, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA)

On Jan. 7, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final version of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The report comes after the agencies deliberated over a year on . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Cisco Man Arrested for Horse Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jan. 19, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Eastland, Texas – A Cisco, Texas man was arrested Jan. 12 for felony theft of livestock after stealing a horse from a rancher in Mason County, Texas.

This investigation was led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Investigating Burglary of Raywood Livestock Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jan. 15, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Raywood, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Jimmy Belt and Liberty County Sheriff’s Office authorities are investigating the burglary of approximately $85,000 of equipment from the Raywood Livestock Market.

According to Belt, authorities received notification . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Liberty County Man Arrested and Charged with Theft of Eight Heifers

For Immediate Release:
Jan. 14, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Dayton, Texas – A Liberty County man was arrested and charged with theft of livestock on Jan. 8 after purchasing eight head of cattle on a closed account at the Hills Prairie Livestock Auction, located in Bastrop, Texas.

This . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on House Passage of WOTUS Disapproval Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jan. 13, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) President Pete Bonds made the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed S.J. Res. 22, a Waters of the U.S. disapproval resolution. 

“TSCRA appreciates the continued efforts . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Welcomes New Special Ranger to Austin Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jan. 12, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

TSCRA Welcomes New Special Ranger to Austin Area

Fort Worth, Texas – Former Travis County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kenny Murchison, of Lockhart, Texas, has joined the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a Special Ranger for District 20, . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Second Suspect Arrested In Missouri for Theft of Baby Calf in Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 8, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Claremore, Okla. – A second suspect, Robbie Don Ellis, 24, of Claremore, Okla., was arrested on a felony warrant in Nevada, MO on Dec. 26, 2015 after stealing a baby calf from a Rogers County, Okla. rancher.

Texas . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on Final 2015 Dietary Guidelines Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 7, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328 

Fort Worth, Texas – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released their final 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) initial draft report removed “lean meat” from the list . . . → Read More:

Updated Information for Ranchers Affected by Recent Snow Storm in West Texas and Panhandle

TSCRA continues working to assist ranchers who have been affected by the snow storm in West Texas and the Panhandle. Ranchers who are still missing cattle should first call their local Sheriff’s Department and then report the cattle to the TSCRA Law Enforcement Department by calling 888-517-6638 or by email at missingcattle@tscra.org.

Ranchers with . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: 2016 Cattle Raisers Convention Scheduled for April 8 – 10 in Fort Worth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jan. 4, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) announced today that the 139th annual Cattle Raisers Convention, the biggest ranching industry event in Texas and Oklahoma, is scheduled for April 8 – 10, 2016 at the . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Special Rangers Available to Assist Ranchers Searching for Livestock Lost in Winter Storms

TSCRA Special Rangers are available to identify stray cattle and assist producers with locating owners of livestock lost in recent winter storms.  Remember this will be a slow process as many places are still inaccessible and may remain that way for an extended period of time.  Producers should contact their local law enforcement and . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on Passage of Omnibus and Tax Extenders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dec. 18, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas- Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President Pete Bonds today made the following statement after Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act, H.R. 2029 and a bill to reauthorize tax exemptions that . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Future of Beef Industry Relies on International Trade

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Dec. 14, 2015
Contact: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328 

By: Austin Brown III, Chairman, TSCRA Marketing Committee 

In 1924, my great grandfather established a cattle operation north of Beeville, Texas. Over the years, the ranch has been passed down from generation to generation, and today I work alongside . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on Red River Private Property Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dec. 9, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) President Pete Bonds today made the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2130, the Red River Private Property Protection Act, championed by Rep. Mac Thornberry.

. . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Rogers County Woman Arrested for Theft of Baby Calf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dec. 9, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Claremore, Okla. – A Rogers County woman was arrested Mon. and charged with larceny of a domestic animal after she stole a baby calf from a Rogers County rancher. A second suspect has been identified and is being . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Two East Texas Men Arrested for Theft of Livestock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Nov. 18, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Center, Texas– Two East Texas men were arrested on Nov. 4 and Nov. 13 and charged with felony theft of livestock after stealing three cows from a Carthage, Texas rancher.

This case was jointly investigated by Texas . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Working to Permanently Scrap the EPA Water Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Nov. 17, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Phone: 512-922-7328 

By: Pete Bonds, President, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association  

As most ranchers and landowners know by now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues waging a war against ranchers and private property owners across the nation by trying . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Bristow Man Arrested and Charged with Cattle Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 28, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Bristow, Okla. – A Bristow, Okla. man was arrested Tuesday in Sand Springs, Okla. and charged by the Tulsa County Court with larceny of cattle and burglary in the second degree after stealing 12 head of cattle from two . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Veterinary Feed Directive Raises Concerns for Cattle Raisers

TSCRA CATTLEMEN’S COLUMN
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

By: Ty Keeling, vice chair, TSCRA Animal Health Committee

In 1996, the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA) was signed into law to provide flexibility for the way the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates animal drugs and medicated feeds. This was . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on McLennan County Cattle Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Marvin Wills and local authorities are seeking information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects involved in the theft of 107 head of steers from . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: Authorities Seeking Information on Woods County Cattle Thefts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Oct. 14, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – A cash reward up to $2,000 has been offered through the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Operation Cow Thief for useful information leading to the arrest of suspect(s) responsible for multiple cattle . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Applauds Sixth Circuit Decision to Place Hold on WOTUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today applauded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decision to place a temporary hold on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS). The Cincinnati-based Court . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Survey Indicates Ranchers are Starting Herd Rebuilding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 8, 2015
Laramie Adams
Cell: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Marketing Committee recently conducted a survey where TSCRA members provided information on cattle herd rebuilding intentions and challenges.

Since the highpoint of the drought in 2011, cattle raisers have . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Statement on Conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
CELL: 512-922-7328

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today issued the following statement after trade ministers from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

“After years of discussion, TSCRA is . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Texas Beef Checkoff Proves Successful in First Year

CONTACT: Laramie Adams, 512-922-7328

By Richard Thorpe, first vice president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

Texas cattlemen and women voted in a referendum in June 2014 to establish a state-level beef checkoff program to promote my personal favorite food product – beef. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) supported passage . . . → Read More:

TSCRA News Release: TSCRA Holds First Annual Policy Conference in San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) hosted their first annual Policy Conference Sept. 23-25 at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting served as an opportunity for TSCRA members, leaders and staff to discuss current issues facing the beef industry and for TSCRA policy committees to . . . → Read More: