The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on November 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections.

“Our county committee members play a key role in our efforts to provide assistance to producers,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. … Read More


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 19 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent weather events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

These natural disaster designations allow FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit … Read More

Weather conditions were mostly cool and dry across Texas last week. Freezing temperatures were registered across many areas of the state between Thursday and Friday. Precipitation in the central and eastern parts of the state ranged from 0.5 and 2 inches, with isolated areas … Read More

TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, District 10 in North Texas, reports the theft of a ranch saddle from a property in Parker County near Weatherford on Oct. 27, 2019. Missing is a Robert Mitchell smooth ranch saddle with a 16-inch slick seat, seat rigging, silver conchos, and “Kye Brandon” … Read More

This year, Nov. 1 through Dec. 15 is the open enrollment period for individual medical insurance policyholders for plans that will go into effect in January. This is only 45 days! Act now if you are eligible for an individual medical … Read More


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is establishing an automatic notification system to alert interested … Read More

Source: USDA Livestock & Grain Market News | 11-2-19

Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady with instances of $5 higher on preconditioned calves going out on wheat. Trade activity was moderate on moderate to good demand. Slaughter … Read More

Source: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency
Nov. 4, 2019
Holiday beef demand kicks in
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
Boxed beef prices increased about ten … Read More

Next Thursday, the final ranch gathering of the year will be held in Waco. If you can make it, TSCRA staff will be there to provide an update on current government and political issues. This week three new bills were introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives that … Read More

The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Nov. 20, 2019, in Amarillo to provide the public an opportunity to learn about the … Read More