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Just Your Standard Bull...

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Michael Sturgess

I have had the distinct privilege of writing co-lumns in various ag publications since 1984. The topics have varied greatly, from livestock related to political to sports related. I have shared with readers my views on the markets to marketing, and from the stock market to the livestock market....

Texas Tales

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Mike Cox

Some newspapers refer-red to what Mrs. Lucille Rodney had undertaken that summer of 1893 as a “pedestrian journey” but the only thing pedestrian about it was her mode of travel.     The 23-year-old had set out to walk from Galveston to Chicago to take in that city’s World’s Fair, a colossal event formally known as the Columbian Expo-sition....

D.C. News...

published: April 3rd 2020

USDA and USTR announce continued progress on implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of the U....

Executive Director’s Report

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA Of Texas

California’s new agriculture law “Proposition 12” is about as dumb as it gets. After running the commercial egg industry out of their state (laying hens cannot be in cages but must have the ability to roam free), this new rule also does not allow any veal or pork products to be sold there from out of state that do not meet the so-called space requirements set in California....

President’s Address

published: April 3rd 2020 by: Chloe Wilson source: ICA Of Texas

Agriculture does not stop. Hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, or worldwide pandemic, farmers and ranchers keep going.     With COVID-19 disrupting every facet of life, reports keep flooding in that there is NOT a shortage of food and other necessities....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: April 3rd 2020 source: ICA Of Texas

South Central Texas ICA By Paula Riggs SCTICA scholarship opportunity     The South Central Tex-as ICA chapter is proud to offer several $500 scholarships to collegiate members who have been a member of ICA for at least a year, or their parent or grandparent has been a member for at least one year....

The Texas Side Of Things

published: March 20th 2020 by: Jim Banner

I’m guessing that a lot of you remember the popular television game show Family Feud, and possibly some of the off the wall answers to the questions that were given.  The show would have a face-off between two families and the contestants would try and guess what were the top four or five answers to a survey question....

Texas Tales

published: March 20th 2020 by: Mike Cox

Except during a feeding frenzy when they’re willing to eat just about anything, fish must be outsmarted to be caught. When they aren’t biting, an angler has to offer something that will tempt a fish—even when it’s not particularly hungry—to chomp down on a morsel that just looks too good to pass up....

D.C. News...

published: March 20th 2020

Beef imports one of the areas of progress USDA announces continued progress on implementation of China Phase One Agreement WASHINGTON--U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that China has continued its progress in implementing the U....

Weighing The Market

published: March 20th 2020 by: Wes & Sharla Ismael

COVID-19 wallops everything “Most markets in the cattle and beef complex are moving contra-seasonally, due to world heath issues and the economic slowdown that comes with it,” says Andrew P....

Texas Crop, Weather

published: March 20th 2020

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries:      CENTRAL: Storms de-livered 0.6-2.5 inches of rain across most of the district. More rain was in the forecast....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: March 6th 2020 by: Michael Sturgess

Today is Tuesday, March 3, 2020, otherwise known as Super Tuesday. Voters in 14 states will go to the polls for both primary and local elections. For me personally, it doesn’t feel so super. It is still apparent there is a great division on this country....

Texas Tales

published: March 6th 2020 by: Mike Cox

Old time political campaigning looks positively archaic by today’s standards.     Running for office today is largely a matter of having or raising enough money to buy television time and hire a large enough staff to use social media to one’s best advantage....

D.C. News...

published: March 6th 2020

USDA invests $19 million in broadband for rural Texas communities ELMENDORF, Tex. -- Agriculture Secretary Son-ny Perdue announced a $19 million investment in three, high-speed broadband in-frastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for almost 7,000 rural households, 46 farms, 32 pre-subscribed businesses, 19 critical community facilities and 15 educational facilities in rural Texas....

Executive Director’s Report

published: March 6th 2020 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA Of Texas

When you lose a dear friend, hunting buddy and ICA Past President and Director, it really hits hard. Bruce Dopslauf was always there for everyone. Whe-ther it was an impromptu prayer when we needed it or cooking a meal for 200 people, he was always there with a smile and ready to take charge....

Selecting the “right” bull

published: March 6th 2020 by: Dr. Joe C. Paschal source: ICA Of Texas

You can count the number of bulls I have personally bought on two hands, but I am certain I have influenced the purchase of hundreds of bulls of various breeds and levels of performance over the past 30 odd years....

Legislative Update...

published: March 6th 2020 by: Bob Turner source: ICA Of Texas

I am sure that you have heard the phrase, “All is fair in love, war and politics”. After seeing and hearing some of the political advertisements this cycle, we have again proven this to be a true phrase....

President’s Address

published: March 6th 2020 by: Chloe Wilson source: ICA Of Texas

Have you heard about the BEEFTeam? I’m not talking about your self-proclaimed beef advocates. I’m talking about an actual team, with jerseys and a mission!     The BEEFTeam is a group of 1,200 runners, walkers, bicyclists, and most importantly, beef advocates from across the state....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: March 6th 2020 source: ICA Of Texas

South Central Texas ICA By Paula Riggs SCTICA honors founding member     The South Central Texas ICA chapter has been hosting an annual team roping event to benefit the chapter’s efforts in supporting the cattle industry and preserving the rural way of life....

The Texas Side Of Things

published: February 20th 2020 by: Jim Banner

Am I the only one who has grown tired of the impeachment hearings? How many different ways can one conjure up to convey the same message? If you think the President is guilty, has anything they have said actually changed your mind? Conversely, if you believe the President is innocent of the charges, has there been anything discussed that has changed your mind?     The US House of Re-presentatives impeached President Donald Trump on two charges....

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