For Immediate Release: March 20, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906
Fort Worth, Texas – An in-depth discussion of the Texas oil and gas industry and its impacts on landowners will take place during the breakout session sponsored by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Natural Resources & Environment and Legislative & Tax Committees at the 136th Annual Cattle Raisers Convention in Fort Worth.
The session will start at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, March 24, and will feature Barry Smitherman, chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission; Trace Burton, attorney at Uhl, Fitzsimons & Jewett; and Dr. Fred Bryant, director of wildlife research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute.
The panel will talk about how the oil and gas industry can work with landowners to find the right balance of regulation, commerce and voluntary conservation practices.
This is just one of the breakout sessions scheduled to take place during the Cattle Raisers Convention. For a complete schedule of all breakout sessions and speakers, visit the convention website at www.tscra.org/convention.
TSCRA is a 136 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.