To say it’s been a busy couple of weeks for the court system might be an understatement. Federal and state courts never fully shut down amid coronavirus concerns due to their work’s important nature, but there were undoubtedly delays caused by the unprecedented situation. Recently, numerous rulings were handed down … Read More

After two months of working almost nonstop on COVID-19 and related issues, the variety of topics and issues we’re working on seems to be normalizing. Many of the coronavirus issues, especially the market response, are still front and center and will be for the foreseeable future. However, many of the … Read More

Though a somber holiday, I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day. Many of the men and women who took up arms and paid for our freedom with their lives came from agrarian roots. I doubt that connection was lost on WWI soldier and poet John McCrae whose words inspired … Read More

It has been another busy week for those of us in the TSCRA government and public affairs realm.

Progress on reopening the economy and getting back to normal seems to be continuing, but that means Washington, D.C., is also getting back to normal. Despite some partisan bickering, the House, Senate and … Read More

May 8, 2020

As another week draws to a close, I’m increasingly optimistic about what the future holds. We’re still a long way from being out of the woods, and even further from normal, but … Read More

Not long before lightning struck Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association member Scott Knudsen, it was a beautiful spring day.

It usually is.

He says the COVID-19 pandemic has been a lot like that life-changing bolt.

“Everything is perfect one day and the next day everything is a little discombobulated,” the rancher, … Read More

More information on assistance tools, beef shortage fears and a presidential response — and to round it out, shameful rumors started by radical cattle groups.

I guess I’ll start with the last one. I know there’s a lot of worry and frustration because of low cattle prices, the disconnect between those … Read More

The biggest news of the week was Congress’ final passage of what people are calling CARES 2.0. The legislation, officially called the Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020, included funding for a variety of programs, but as the name implies, most was earmarked for the Paycheck Protection Program, which … Read More

Well, it has been another busy week as we continue to spend the majority of our time working on coronavirus response efforts, and it’s been an important week on several fronts.

Efforts at both the state and federal level have begun to focus on when and how to get the economy … Read More

The headlines are scary.

The stories are heartbreaking.

And while there’s a lot to worry about when it comes to the COVID-19-related packing plant closures — from the impact on the cattle markets to what that means for those communities and workers — beef safety isn’t one of them.

According to the … Read More