For Immediate Release: March 18, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906
Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will speak to ranchers and landowners during the Opening General Session of 136th Annual Cattle Raisers Convention, March 22-24, in Fort Worth. Abbott will speak at the Saturday session at 11:15 a.m.
“With our State’s ranches facing an endless barrage of crippling regulations from an overreaching federal government, Texas cattle raisers need to know that their Attorney General stands with them and is leading the charge to fight back,” said Abbott.
“In Texas, we are committed to protecting our landowners’ private property and Second Amendment rights–and we recognize that landowners know more about proper stewardship of their land than unelected bureaucrats in Washington, DC. Having worked closely with the TSCRA to protect the fundamental principles that we share, I am thrilled to be a part of this year’s convention and look forward to sharing the latest chapter in our fight to foster economic opportunity and protect our fundamental constitutional rights.”
Abbott has fought the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against unnecessary and costly regulations that could have crippled the cattle industry. He’s also worked to protect Second Amendment rights, stating that he is “prepared to fire back with certain and swift legal actions,” if legislation aimed at stripping citizens from their right to bear arms is signed into law.
Abbott is one of many speakers slated to speak at the Cattle Raisers Convention. For a complete schedule of all events, 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.