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Cattle Raisers Applaud Passage of Proposition 6

For Immediate Release: Nov. 5, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association President Pete Bonds made the following statement today after Texas voters approved Proposition 6, a constitutional amendment that will provide for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the . . . → Read More:

Texas Ranch Wins Regional Environmental Award

For Immediate Release: Aug. 10, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – Frank and Sims Price, owners of the Frank and Sims Price Ranch located outside of Sterling City,  Texas, were recognized as a 2013 regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winner Thursday during the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in . . . → Read More:

Huntsville Ranchers Receive Texas Beef Quality Assurance Award

For Immediate Release: Aug. 9, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – Howard and Carolyn Davis of San Jacinto Ranch in Huntsville, Texas, were announced as this year’s recipients of the Texas Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award. The award was presented Monday during the 2013 Beef Cattle Short Course in College . . . → Read More:

State Sen. Glenn Hegar to Speak at Cattle Raisers Summer Meeting

For Immediate Release: June 7, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – State Sen. Glenn Hegar, Katy, has been added to the lineup of speakers that will address cattle producers from Texas and Oklahoma at the 2013 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) summer meeting.

The meeting will be at . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: A Workable Fix for Working Immigrants

A Workable Fix for Working Immigrants
By: Pete Bonds

When I was a kid I worked outside on the ranch from sunup until sundown. When my girls were old enough, they did the same thing. Working right alongside them was a handful of migrant workers who helped us with the hard and physical . . . → Read More:

RRC Chair Barry Smitherman to Talk Oil & Gas at Cattle Raisers Convention

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – An in-depth discussion of the Texas oil and gas industry and its impacts on landowners will take place during the breakout session sponsored by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Natural Resources & Environment and Legislative & . . . → Read More:

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.

“With our . . . → Read More:

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.

“I look . . . → Read More:

U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway; State Rep. Charlie Geren to Address Ranchers at Cattle Raisers Convention

For Immediate Release: March 5, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fort Worth, Texas – U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, Midland, and Texas Rep. Charlie Geren, Fort Worth, will discuss the latest on federal and state government actions at one of the many breakout sessions during the 136th annual Cattle Raisers Convention in Fort Worth, . . . → Read More:

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:

Texas Ranchers Laud Cornyn Election as Whip

For Immediate Release: Nov. 13, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today congratulated Sen. John Cornyn on his election to serve as Minority Whip for the 113th Congress.

“Senator Cornyn has been a good ally for Texas ranchers in Washington,” said Joe . . . → Read More:

U.S-Panama FTA Will Take Effect October 31, 2012

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

Fort Worth, Texas – The U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement will go into effect Wednesday, Oct. 31, signifying an end to a 5-year push to solidify 3 free trade agreements (FTA) that are expected to boost beef exports by $3 billion. The U.S.-Korea FTA took . . . → 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.

According to TSCRA, . . . → Read More:

Ted Cruz to Speak at Cattle Raisers Fall Meeting in Austin

For Immediate Release: Sept. 11 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Fort Worth, Texas – U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz will speak at the general session of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) fall meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Sheraton Austin at the Capitol. Cruz is scheduled to . . . → Read More:

TSCRA to Host Ranch Gathering in Lubbock

For Immediate Release: Aug. 30 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Saturday, Sept. 8, at Cagle Steaks in Lubbock. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner.

Texas State House Representatives Charles Perry, . . . → Read More:

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).

In a letter to Lisa Jackson, administrator . . . → Read More:

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.

Please feel free to use this in your publications . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Ranchers Trump Politicians and Activists When it Comes to Cattle Care

For Immediate Release: June 14, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Ranchers Trump Politicians and Activists When it Comes to Cattle Care
By: Joe Parker, Jr.

If history is any indicator, then we can be sure of one thing — when the government gets too involved, the problem usually gets worse. Flip through . . . → Read More:

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard will not be Listed as Endangered

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today applauded the decision from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to not list the dunes sagebrush lizard as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The announcement comes after stakeholders, including . . . → Read More:

Cattle Raisers applaud withdrawal of proposed youth labor regulations

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) applauded a decision by the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday to withdraw a proposed rule that would have restricted youth under 16-years of age from performing most jobs associated with . . . → Read More:

Cattle Raisers meet in Washington D.C.

For Immediate Release: April 19, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171

TSCRA encourages Congress to act on Death Tax and other critical issues

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) gathered in Washington, D.C. this week to meet with members of Congress . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: Some Remarkable Bright Spots in a Tough 2011

For Immediate Release: Dec. 22, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

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 the last column of 2011, Parker reflects back on the legislative and regulatory successes of the . . . → Read More:

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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Pending Free Trade Agreements Pass Congress

For Immediate Release: Oct. 12, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Increase in beef exports will help Texas cattle industry recover from tough weather conditions

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association today applauded the U.S. House and Senate for ratifying the . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Supports Commonsense Reform to Ethanol Production Mandate

For Immediate Release: Oct. 5, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today strongly supported a bill that would alter the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by linking the amount of required corn-based ethanol to the amount of . . . → Read More:

Cattle Raisers Urge Congress to Streamline Endangered Species Act

For Immediate Release: Sept. 30, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

LUBBOCK, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) passed policy Friday urging the U.S. Congress to require the Department of Interior (DOI) and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to streamline the Endangered Species . . . → Read More:

RANCHERS WHO LOST FENCES IN WILDFIRES SHOULD APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE BEFORE REBUILDING

For Immediate Release: Sept. 27, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) is reminding ranchers whose fences were lost or damaged in the wildfires to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) . . . → Read More:

TSCRA Cattlemen’s Column: A Sure-Fire Solution to America’s Job Problem

For Immediate Release: Sept. 26, 2011

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

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.

Parker discusses the immediate need to pass the pending free . . . → Read More: