51 days left

April 9, 2021

There are only 51 days left in the 87th Texas Legislative Session. At times that can seem like an eternity, but when you consider … Read More

A bill that would seek to essentially undo a 2020 Texas Supreme Court decision limiting the scope of the Texas Farm Animal Liability Act (FALA) has been unanimously passed out of the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee. For farmers and ranchers, this is an important issue as it … Read More

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

Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Director Dustin Dean testified on March 17 before the Texas House Committee on Public Health. He spoke in support of H.B. 316, the Texas Meat and Imitation Food Act by Rep. Brad Buckley (R-Salado). The legislation creates a formal statutory definition of … Read More

Evans testified before the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence CommitteeAbell testified before the House Agriculture and Livestock Committee

Texas & Southwestern Cattle … Read More

Editorial: Liability on the Ranch

by Texas Representative Andrew S. Murr

Rep. Andrew S. Murr

Raising … 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

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

by Carl Ray Polk, Jr., second vice president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

Carl Ray Polk, Jr.

Of all the issues advocated for by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers … 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