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Dee Likes steps down after 31 years as CEO of Kansas Livestock Association

The chief executive officer (CEO) and executive vice president of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) is stepping aside after 31 years in the position. Dee Likes will assume the title of KLA chief executive emeritus on Dec. 31 and will remain employed by KLA in an advisory role to work on future initiatives. Read more […]

Aug 14, 2014 Read more...

It's what's for dinner: Mediterranean beef and salad pita

Traditionally Mediterranean ingredients like feta and olives are mixed into a salad in a unique presentation. Read more at beefitswhatsfordinner.com…

Aug 14, 2014 Read more...

State Sen. Ken Paxton meets with Cattle Raisers

TSCRA welcomed Texas State Sen. Ken Paxton, Dist. 8, to their headquarters in Fort Worth, Wednesday, for a meeting to discuss issues important to cattle raisers. Topics included the EPA’s proposed rule on “waters of the U.S.,” private property rights, eminent domain and the upcoming state elections.

Aug 13, 2014 Read more...

Abbott reiterates opposition to Red River land grab; Demands real answers

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has again urged the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to drop its claims to private property along the Red River. A letter dated Aug. 13 seeks specific answers about the exact property the BLM now claims belongs to the federal government, asks the BLM to further explain the legal basis for its claim to private property and highlights the economic harm that the BLM’s actions are imposing on Texas landowners. This is the second letter Abbott has written to the BLM seeking this information. The BLM’s response to the first letter failed to answer substantive legal questions about its claims to private property along the Red River.

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Texas crop, weather, for Aug. 12, 2014

Faced with limited irrigation water because of low aquifer levels and little to no surface water this summer, Winter Garden growers are abandoning hopes of planting traditional August crops such as cabbage. The Texas Winter Garden region is one of the major U.S. production areas of irrigated vegetables such as cabbage, spinach, onions, cucumbers and melons, along with pecans. The region lies southwest of San Antonio and is comprised mainly of six counties, Medina, Uvalde, Dimmit, Frio, La Salle and Zavala, but also includes parts of Atascosa, Maverick and McMullen counties

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Aquifer feeding the High Plains shrinks

The chief underground water source for irrigating the agriculture-rich Texas High Plains is depleting at a pace that some fear will exhaust it far more quickly than anticipated. Records examined by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal show the Ogallala Aquifer has dropped about 325 billion gallons every year for at least the past four decades, meaning the […]

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GAO faults cost analyses for EPA regulations

A government report made public Monday finds fault with the Environmental Protection Agency’s analyses of the costs and benefits of its regulations. The Government Accountability Office report concluded that information incorporated into the EPA’s Regulatory Impact Analyses (RIA) was sometimes murky. Read more at The Hill…

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TDA Market Recap, Aug. 11, 2014

For the week ending Aug. 9, 2014, feeder cattle price trends reported by Texas auctions were mixed. Many locations quoted steady prices, with some $2 to $10 higher and others $2 to $5 lower per hundredweight (cwt). Texas direct feeder cattle sales were mostly $2 to $4 higher. Fed cattle cash prices were nearly $3 lower per cwt. Wholesale beef values were $3 to $5 lower than the previous week’s record highs. Cattle markets softened somewhat last week after Russia announced a ban on meat imports from the U.S., but prices remain at historically-high levels. Beef export sales for the week were down 31 percent from the previous week and down 13 percent from the prior four-week average. Export shipments were up four percent from a week earlier and seven percent higher than the average.

Aug 12, 2014 Read more...

200 attend Hamilton ranch gathering

About 200 ranchers, members and guests braved the heat to join us for a ranch gathering at the Circle T Arena in Hamilton last Thursday.

Aug 11, 2014 Read more...

Register now for TSCRA Fall Meeting in Austin

The 2014 Fall Meeting comes to Austin Sept. 24-26 to prepare cattle raisers for the upcoming Texas legislative session. This meeting is designed to allow attendees to focus on issues and policies, which will guide TSCRA leaders as they work on behalf of members in Austin and Washington. Topics will include the EPA and the […]

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