By James D. Bradbury, attorney and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association member

Most of you are probably aware of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s involvement in policy and politics. Every day, association leaders and government affairs staff fight to protect … Read More

Late last year, our hometown newspaper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, ran an editorial attacking agricultural valuation in heavily developed areas like Tarrant County.

Recently, the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News ran a commentary piece from columnist Chris Tomlinson attacking beef in favor of plant-based proteins. Like most vegan marketing, it does a fantastic job of cherry-picking data and using opinion instead of facts and … Read More

By Robert E. McKnight, Jr., president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

With Thanksgiving just finished and Christmas and the new year just ahead, the holiday season is a great time to reflect on the past year and start thinking about the … Read More

By Robert E. McKnight, president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

The ranching and agricultural community is an amazing thing. When disaster strikes, we’re always there for one another and ready to lend a helping hand. When it comes to policy and political issues, though, we often find ourselves more fragmented.

There’s … Read More

By Dr. Richard Thorpe, past president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

Recommendations to adopt a plant-based diet seem to be aimed at the American public every day.

Livestock are blamed for harming the soil, water and atmosphere and the incessant cautions about too much red meat in our diet make me … Read More

By Kelley Sullivan, Santa Rosa Ranch, Crockett

In November, I was privileged to represent cattle producers at the U.S. International Trade Commission’s hearing on the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), also known as NAFTA 2.0.

The commissioners rarely get to hear from people who are … Read More

By James Palmer, TSCRA director and Agriculture Research and Education Committee chair

There are those who believe that cutting back on the amount of beef we eat or taking meat off the dinner plate altogether, will go a long way toward stopping global climate change … Read More

By Robert McKnight Jr., president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

As private property owners, we learned some tough lessons during the last Texas legislative session when we were not able to secure desperately needed reforms to the eminent domain process. Nonetheless, … Read More

By Robert McKnight Jr., president, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

At the beginning of this century, the ranching community knew that one day major food manufacturers and retailers would be talking about animal welfare. We suspected that those companies might someday require us to prove that our standard operating procedures … Read More