More than 7,000 bills have been filed for the 87th legislative session in Texas this year. Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Director of Government Relations Kaleb McLaurin joins TSCRA Talk host, Kristen Brown, to discuss top priorities for TSCRA as well as how COVID-19 has shifted many … Read More

Dr. Richard Thorpe is an emergency room physician, rancher and past president of Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. He joins TSCRA Talk host, Kristen Brown, this month to discuss the scientific data … Read More

Thawing out

I hope everyone is staying safe and warm! 

Although the legislature mostly ground to a halt this week, it has been exceptionally busy for those of us on … Read More

I love giving gifts. But the pressure of finding the right gift at the right time can take the fun out of it. It seems when I’m looking for something, there’s nothing out there. And yet, when there’s no looming deadline, perfect presents are everywhere.

I know I could purchase gifts … Read More

It’s been a quiet week since both the House and Senate were adjourned, but business has continued behind the scenes even though they haven’t been on the floor.

Thursday, Speaker Dade Phelan released committee assignments for the Texas House. You can check those out here. Senate committees were announced previously … Read More

Well, the long-anticipated 87th Texas Legislative Session finally began on Jan. 12. The session goes for 140 calendar days and ends on May 29. During that time, they are constitutionally required to pass a budget for the next two years, but everything else is optional. That means any business left … Read More

Scott Williamson, TSCRA’s executive director of law enforcement, brand and inspection services, joins host Kristen Brown to discuss the importance of a “neighborhood watch” mentality at the ranch. Williamson says all eyes and ears are required when it comes to preventing theft of livestock and equipment. A valuable … Read More

Within the world of government and politics, we have had an eventful start to the new year.

You undoubtedly have seen and heard plenty about chaos on Capitol Hill surrounding the ballot certification process last week. Fallout from the rioting continues to dominate the political news cycle, especially after the U.S. … Read More

Dec. 18, 2020

It’s been a while since my last update, but I wanted to get in one more before Christmas and the New Year.

Here at TSCRA’s government affairs office, we’ve been busy getting ready for … Read More

When it comes to marketing calves, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the price. But as Dan Childs, senior agricultural economics consultant at the Noble Research Institute, shares in the December 2020 episode of TSCRA Talk, there are several other factors to consider…. Read More