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 forward to joining hundreds of ranching families at the 136th Annual Cattle Raisers Convention,” Sen. Cornyn said. “With the continued drought, it has been a hard time for those in the cattle business. At the federal level, we need to look for greater opportunities abroad to sell U.S. beef, push back on overzealous federal regulators, and provide ranching families with more predictability in the tax code.”
Cornyn will update attendants on federal legislation and regulations that could affect the cattle industry, including immigration and border security, how the pending sequester will affect ranchers and landowners, and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), an issue Cornyn has been heavily involved with.
“Senator Cornyn has been a good ally for ranchers in Washington,” said Joe Parker Jr., rancher and TSCRA president. “He’s worked to protect private property rights and the free market system, two things critical to the cattle industry. As we enter this challenging economic time, it is important to have strong leaders who will do what’s right for the country and for ranchers and landowners.”
Cornyn is one of many speakers slated to speak at the Cattle Raisers Convention. For a complete schedule of all events, sessions and speakers, visit the convention website at www.tscra.org/convention.
TSCRA is a 136 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 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.