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TX Attorney General to Address Ranchers at Cattle Raisers Convention

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will speak to ranchers and landowners during the Opening General Session of 136th Annual Cattle Raisers Convention, March 22-24, in Fort Worth. Abbott will speak at the Saturday session at 11:15 a.m.

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Sen. Cornyn Announced as Speaker at Cattle Raisers Convention

For Immediate Release: March 13, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – U.S. Senator John Cornyn will speak to cattlemen and women during the Opening General Session of the136th Annual Cattle Raisers Convention, March 22-24 in Fort Worth. Cornyn will speak at the Saturday session at approximately 10:45 a.m.

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EPA denies request to waive RFS standard

For Immediate Release: Nov. 16, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Fort Worth, Texas – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today denied the request by U.S. ranchers, including the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), to waive the current Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The request for a waiver was made in light . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: The Government Didn’t Build Our Ranch

Below you will find the Cattlemen’s Column, authored by Joe Parker, Jr., rancher and president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

In the column, Parker reflects back on the hardships of building a ranching business and the negative impact some government laws and regulations have had on the business.

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Texas Ranchers Call on EPA to Lift RFS Standard

For Immediate Release: Sept. 27 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Austin, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday to waive the current Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in light of corn shortages and soaring feed costs across the U.S.

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Texas Cattlemen and Gov. Perry Call on EPA to Waive RFS Standard

For Immediate Release: Aug. 24 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today joined Gov. Perry to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive all or part of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

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Cattlemen’s Column: Keeping Meat on Monday’s Plate

Below you will find a link to the TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column, authored by Joe Parker Jr., rancher and president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

In this month’s column, Parker discusses the cattle industry’s reaction to USDA’s initial support of an anti-meat campaign.

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U.S. House Votes to Stop EPA from Regulating Agriculture Dust

For Immediate Release: Dec. 8, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Texas ranchers and landowners scored a win today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act (H.R. 1633), introduced by Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.). H.R. 1633 was introduced in response to the . . . → Read More:

EPA Will Not Regulate Rural Dust at Stricter Levels

For Immediate Release: Oct. 17, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today applauded the announcement by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson that the agency would not impose stronger agricultural dust regulations on Texas ranchers.

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Cattle Raisers meet with officials in D.C.; Urge passage of trade agreements

For Immediate Release: Sept. 14, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

WASHINGTON – Members of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) met with officials at the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) office to urge the administration to immediately send the pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama . . . → Read More:

HOUSE VOTES TO REIN IN EPA; INTERIOR DEPARTMENT

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – In a big win for ranchers in Texas and across the United States, the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed two bills that will help rein in over-regulation by federal agencies, including the . . . → Read More:

EPA’S GUIDANCE TO REGULATE PRIVATE WATER HARMFUL TO RANCHERS

For Immediate Release: April 14, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Obama Administration issued guidance documents Wednesday that would allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to regulate private . . . → Read More:

EPA’s Ethanol Waiver Harmful to Texas Ranchers

For Immediate Release
Oct. 13, 2010

Contact: Carmen Fenton
512-469-0171|512-673-3906

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) expressed strong disappointment today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their intent to grant partial waivers to increase the allowable amount of ethanol in gasoline from 10 percent to . . . → Read More: