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Deadline to enroll in key farm bill safety net programs approaches

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Sept. 30 to enroll in several key Farm Bill safety net programs – Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).

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Agricultural and Timber registration number renewal meetings

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is hosting 2 meetings to discuss how agricultural and timber registration number renewals affect retailers and purchasers of items used in the production of agricultural and timber products. The meetings will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at the Comptroller’s office in Austin.

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New member discount from STAY-TUFF fence

TSCRA is proud to welcome STAY-TUFF Fence as our newest participant in the member discount program. Through this program TSCRA members can receive 5 percent additional discount off the purchase of any qualifying STAY-TUFF fence fabric and/or fencing tools.

Sep 03, 2015 Read more...

Court strips lesser prairie chicken of federal protection

District Judge Robert Junell ruled Tuesday in Midland that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to make a proper evaluation of the states’ conservation plan when it listed the lesser prairie chicken — a species of grouse with feathered feet and striped plumage — as threatened. Read more at ABC News…

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TSCRA applauds decision on lesser prairie chicken

TSCRA applauded U.S. District Judge Robert A. Junell’s decision to overturn the listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. This announcement comes after the lesser prairie chicken, a Great Plains bird, was listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened in 2014. “Judge Junell’s decision to vacate the threatened listing […]

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TSCRF now accepting scholarship applications

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation offers scholarships to students pursuing a degree program in agriculture or an agriculture-related programs such as animal science, pre-vet, agribusiness, range management or wildlife. Applicants must graduating high school seniors or college undergraduates currently enrolled or accepted at an accredited university in Texas or Oklahoma. Applicants are selected […]

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It's what's for dinner: Sonoma-style beef skewers

Serve these top sirloin beef skewers with orzo and chard for a uniquely Sonoma taste. Read more at BeefItsWhatsforDinner.com…

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This week's Summer Sale: Khaki mesh-back cap

Cattle Raisers Trading Co. is offering 10 percent off all TSCRA Khaki Mesh Back Caps through Sept. 8. Don’t miss out on this medium profile, mid-crown mesh back cap with the TSCRA seal on front and “Since 1877” on the back. Use promo code MESH at checkout to get yours while they last! Click here […]

Sep 02, 2015 Read more...

Texas farmers brace for new clean water rule

Local uncertainty abounds as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule kicks in on Sept. 1, extending the agency’s regulatory power to smaller bodies of water, including some streams that only flow after heavy precipitation. The changes mean more landowners may need to apply for permits for work affecting water that now falls under federal jurisdiction. But some environmental […]

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84th Legislative Session adjourns on a successful note for the TCEQ

Key bills passed during the last legislative session include drought planning, water needs and expedited permitting. New leadership, along with shuffled chairmanships in each chamber resulted in an increase of the agency’s appropriation and strengthened its ability to create innovative solutions to some of the state’s daunting challenges. Among the bills passed into law were […]

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