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Embassy Suites Fort Worth has rooms available for Cattle Raisers Convention visitors

If you’re headed to Fort Worth for the Cattle Raisers Convention in March and still need to make hotel reservations, the Embassy Suites at 600 Commerce St. has ten 2-room suites available for only $219. A complimentary breakfast is available on each day with these rooms. For more information, please contact the hotel at 817-332-6900  and reference […]

Feb 25, 2015 Read more...

TSCRA, TCFA hold 2015 Cattlemen at the Capitol events this week

TSCRA and Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) hosted 2015’s Cattlemen at the Capitol this week in Austin.

Feb 25, 2015 Read more...

Join us in Houston for a reception at the rodeo!

Join TSCRA and fellow ranchers for a reception at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at 5:00 p.m., on Friday, March 6 at the Stockman’s Club in the NRG Arena. Everyone is welcome, so invite your family, friends and neighbors.

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline, leaving it in limbo

President Barack Obama on Tuesday, as promised, vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after receiving Obama’s veto message, immediately countered by announcing the Republican-led chamber would attempt to override it by March 3. That is unlikely. Despite […]

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Texas crop, weather, for Feb. 24, 2015

There have been considerably more reports of both leaf and stripe rust on wheat than is normal for this time of year, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist Dr. Clark Neely. Wheat rusts are fungal diseases that affect wheat and other small grains. Stripe rust prefers cool, moist weather, whereas leaf rust becomes more prevalent later in the spring when temperatures increase.

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Will eating less meat save the planet?

TSCRA First Vice President Richard Thorpe talked to Fox Business News’ Stuart Varney about the new dietary guideline recommendations that suggest Americans eat less red meat. Watch the video on Fox Business…

Feb 24, 2015 Read more...

Froman asks county officials to back Obama trade policies

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman called on county government officials from across the country to support President Obama’s request for trade promotion authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Read more at Agri-Pulse…

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New deadlines announced for Conservation Stewardship Program

Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced that the USDA is offering a renewal option through March 31 for eligible agricultural producers and forest landowners with expiring Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts. These producers must be willing to adopt additional conservation activities aimed at helping them achieve higher levels of conservation on their farms, forests and ranches. USDA will also extend the deadline for general sign-up CSP applications until March 13 providing farmers, ranchers, and private forest managers 2 additional weeks to apply for this funding round of $100 million.

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FDA issues draft guidance for evaluating drugs for E. Coli reduction

For years, beef packers have employed a variety of post-harvest interventions to reduce contamination of meat with E. coli O157:H7 or other shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). Meanwhile, the industry continues to explore options for pre-harvest interventions to reduce the amount of STEC cattle carry into processing plants, thereby enhancing the efficacy of plant interventions. […]

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TDA Market Recap, Feb. 23, 2015

For the week ending Feb. 21, 2015, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices mostly steady and firm, ranging from $2 to$16 higher per hundredweight (cwt). Texas weekly direct feeder cattle sales for head under 800 lbs. were $2 to $4 higher, and for head over 800 lbs., prices were $3 to $7 higher. Fed cattle weekly cash sales were lower at $160 per cwt, but wholesale beef values were higher with Choice Grade increasing $2.09 to $240.31 per cwt and Select Grade rising $4.75 to $237.79. Net export sales for Feb. 6-12 were down 22 percent from last week and nine percent from the weekly average. Export shipments were consistent with last week.

Feb 24, 2015 Read more...