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Cattle Raisers express concern after Japan announces increased tariffs

TSCRA President Richard Thorpe issued the a statement Friday in response to the announcement last week that Japan will increase the tariff rate to 50 percent on frozen US beef, warning the increase could have a significant impact on producers and highlighting the need for a trade agreement like the Tran Pacific Partnership (TPP).

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jul 31, 2017

Cattle Raisers Government Affairs Weekly Roundup: Special Session, NAFTA hearing

As a function of TSCRA’s commitment to representing ranchers and landowners in Texas and across the Southwest, our governmental and public affairs office is hard at work tackling the issues important to the beef industry. The association’s team of knowledgeable and experienced representatives are out in the field both locally and nationally to defend landowner rights and the ranching way of life. Each week we will keep TSCRA members informed and up-to-date on the activities and issues taking place in Austin, Washington D.C. and around the globe. This week includes more movement on the Texas Legislature’s Special Session and a House Agriculture Committee hearing on NAFTA.

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jul 28, 2017

Marchant: A simpler tax code is good for business

In this week’s #TaxReformTuesday conversation, House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, discusses how a simpler tax code will help Main Street job creators thrive in towns like Grapevine, and across America.

General Discussion, General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jul 25, 2017

Cattle Raisers Government Affairs Weekly Roundup: Texas Special Session, NAFTA, Transportation Bill

As a function of TSCRA’s commitment to representing ranchers and landowners in Texas and across the Southwest, our governmental and public affairs office is hard at work tackling the issues important to the beef industry. The association’s team of knowledgeable and experienced representatives are out in the field both locally and nationally to defend landowner rights and the ranching way of life. Each week we will keep TSCRA members informed and up-to-date on the activities and issues taking place in Austin, Washington D.C. and around the globe. This week includes monitoring the Texas special session in Austin, NAFTA negotiation news and transportation bill language.

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jul 21, 2017

Cattle Raisers Government Affairs Weekly Roundup: Summer Business Meeting, Livestock Hauling Rules

As a function of TSCRA’s commitment to representing ranchers and landowners in Texas and across the Southwest, our governmental and public affairs office is hard at work tackling the issues important to the beef industry. The association’s team of knowledgeable and experienced representatives are out in the field both locally and nationally to defend landowner rights and the ranching way of life. Each week we will keep TSCRA members informed and up-to-date on the activities and issues taking place in Austin, Washington D.C. and around the globe.

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jul 14, 2017

Cattle Raisers Weekly Government Affairs Activities: Texas farm bill listening session announced, Animal Disease Traceability framework

As a function of TSCRA’s commitment to representing ranchers and landowners in Texas and across the Southwest, our governmental and public affairs office is hard at work tackling the issues important to the beef industry. The association’s team of knowledgeable and experienced representatives are out in the field both locally and nationally to defend landowner rights and the ranching way of life. Each week we will keep TSCRA members informed and up-to-date on the activities and issues taking place in Austin, Washington D.C. and around the globe.

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jul 07, 2017

Cattle Raisers Weekly Government Affairs Activities: Cattle Raisers in DC; Chinese Central Television films in Texas

As a function of TSCRA’s commitment to representing ranchers and landowners in Texas and across the Southwest, our governmental and public affairs office is hard at work tackling the issues important to the beef industry. The association’s team of knowledgeable and experienced representatives are out in the field both locally and nationally to defend landowner rights and the ranching way of life. Each week we will keep TSCRA members informed and up-to-date on the activities and issues taking place in Austin, Washington D.C. and around the globe.

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jun 30, 2017

Texas Cattle Raisers in the Capitol this week

TSCRA officers, leaders and staff are in Washington D.C. this week to meet with legislators and policy makers on topics important to the beef industry. Watch a Facebook Live replay of U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington, Texas-Dist. 19, talking with TSCRA President Richard Thorpe and First Vice President Bobby McKnight about Texas agriculture, TSCRA and the cattle industry. Estate tax, tax code reform, agricultural trade and export markets are discussed with the congressman.

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jun 28, 2017

EPA submits proposal to repeal WOTUS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule. The agencies are working to rescind the rule, known as “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), and reinstate the language of the rule before it was changed in 2015. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Michael Conaway, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden and Public Lands Council President Dave Eliason have issued statements regarding the announcement.

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jun 27, 2017

Cattle Raisers Weekly Government Affairs Activities: NAFTA, special session, property tax reform

As a function of TSCRA’s commitment to representing ranchers and landowners in Texas and across the Southwest, our governmental and public affairs office is hard at work tackling the issues important to the beef industry. The association’s team of knowledgeable and experienced representatives are out in the field both locally and nationally to defend landowner […]

General Discussion, Issues & Policy Read more... Jun 23, 2017