TSCRA Government and Public Affairs staff are continuing to monitor the upcoming Texas primary election and are engaging candidates to ensure they are supportive of issues important to cattle raisers. They are also involved in support of the Fever Tick Eradication Program in South Texas and the Fair Agricultural Reporting … Read More

The EPA and Army Corp of Engineers have finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Clean Water Rule. This rule provides clarity and certainty about which definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) is applicable nationwide in response to judicial actions that could result in confusion. … Read More

TSCRA has been deeply involved in the push to eradicate the “cattle fever” tick and the disease it carries since being founded in 1877. In recent years the tick has spread, and outbreaks outside of the permanent quarantine zone have occurred with increasing frequency: 2,969 premises across nearly 1.4 million … Read More

At this time, TSCRA is not expecting a significant impact on ranchers if CERCLA reporting requirements are enacted prior to our ability to find a long-term exemption for agriculture operations. A D.C. court ruling last year determined that the EPA could not exempt agriculture operations from reporting requirements meant for … Read More

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has new publications on two opportunistic and invasive grasses from Mexico now spreading into some Edwards Plateau and Concho Valley pastures. The culprits are Mexican needlegrass, which is infiltrating mostly from oil and gas operations, and Mexican feathergrass, a popular ornamental, which is escaping … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today
A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service survey to collect rates charged for custom agricultural operations is being distributed to select farmers, ranchers and landowners across Texas.
Dr. Steven Klose, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station, said the survey is voluntary, but urges producers to respond as it provides … Read More