The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, also known as USMCA, goes into effect Wednesday, ushering in a new era of modernized, fair trade and job growth. The United States, Mexico and Canada agreement replaces NAFTA and benefits American farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses. These important improvements in the agreement will enable … Read More

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

Among other rulings, court finds groundwater districts do not have immunity from suits for takings
By Katrina Huffstutler

It’s a tale older than time: landowner vs. municipality in a long-fought battle for rights. But in one modern day version, the story didn’t end at city hall or the county courthouse. Anthony Fazzino … 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

Texas Central, the company developing a high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston, has won a key legal decision which could set up a showdown in the Texas Supreme Court. The Thirteenth Court of Appeals said Texas Central and its subsidiary Integrated Texas Logistics are legally railroads in the … 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

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

WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern
Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement after President
Trump signed an executive order to invoke the Defense Protection Act and keep
beef processors open during the COVID-19 pandemic:  

behalf of cattle producers and … Read More