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Just Your Standard Bull...

published: October 30th 2020 by: Michael Sturgess

Let me set the scene for you. The name of the show is Queen of the South. Teresa Mendoza is the notorious drug lord. In season 4, Mendoza moves her operation to the city of New Orleans, where she comes to meet a corrupt New Orleans politician who has his hands into every pot....

Texas Tales

published: October 30th 2020 by: Mike Cox

Rules, rules, rules.     From pre-schoolers to office workers to prison inmates, all Texans have to abide by various rules, not to mention state and federal statutes. That’s not news, but it may be comforting for anyone feeling unduly controlled to know that Texans have faced rules and regulations for centuries....

D.C. News...

published: October 30th 2020

USDA announces initiatives after price spread report issued Washington-U.S. De-partment of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regula-tory Programs Greg Ibach announced on Oct. 13, 2020 that three USDA initiatives that build upon the considerations included in USDA’s July 2020 Boxed Beef and Fed Cattle Price Spread Investigation Re-port -- risk management education funding, updates to livestock market reporting and producer training opportunities will be highlighted....

Executive Director’s Report

published: October 30th 2020 by: Bill Hyman

Trump/Pence or Biden /Harris, hopefully this election will be over soon. No matter who wins, we all continue to work and continue to ranch. Soon we will know who our Texas Legis-lators are and who will control our Texas House and Senate....

Winterizing the cowherd

published: October 30th 2020 by: Dr. Joe C. Paschal

When I was an animal science student at Texas A&M, beef cattle production was taught by a cowman named Frank Litterst, Jr. Later, I was his graduate assistant, and he was my lifelong mentor. He has been gone a few years now, but he led a long full life....

President’s Address

published: October 30th 2020 by: Brad Cotton

Howdy friends! I hope each of you are doing well at this time. It seems as though we are slowly getting back to normal in our area, but still a long way to go. When the rain stopped in South and Central Texas a few weeks ago it went cold turkey....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: October 30th 2020 source: ICA Of Texas

South Central Texas ICA holds team roping     The South Central Texas ICA (SCTICA) held their annual team roping on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Cowboy Fellowship in Jourdanton, Texas. The SCTICA Board of Direc-tors changed the name of the team roping to the SCTICA Windy Miller Memorial Team Roping in honor of past president and founder of the roping and SCTICA chapter, A....

Texas Crop, Weather

published: October 30th 2020 by: Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Today

Texas honey production tops 7.4 million pounds Texas remained sixth in the nation for honey production in 2019, and is home to thousands of overwintering hives that contri-bute to the nation’s agricultural economy each growing season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Re-search and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts....

The Texas Side Of Things

published: October 16th 2020

Lots of things always seem to happen during this time of the year…cattle sales, upcoming deadlines for PRF insurance, opening of deer hunting, football games and of course, Halloween!  But, for a lot of you folks involved in agriculture, you’ve probably been busy getting ready for the upcoming stock show season which includes the three major shows, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston, along with several smaller city and county shows....

Texas Tales

published: October 16th 2020

Faded Photographs     “Adopt a Family” says the hand-lettered sign on the box in the antique store. “Put ‘em on your mantle. $3 each.”     Inside the box lay a collection of old photographic portraits mounted on cardboard, their once black-and-white images faded to sepia....

D.C. News...

published: October 16th 2020

Cattle producers welcome House introduction of PRICE Act WASHINGTON– The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has welcomed the introduction of bipartisan legislation to improve the marketing environment for cattle producers....

Weighing The Market

published: October 16th 2020 by: Wes Ishmael

Calf and feeder cattle prices are higher so far this fall than many anticipated a few months ago, but increased marketing volume and dry conditions are adding pressure.     According to the U....

Just Your Standard Bull...

published: October 2nd 2020 by: Michael Sturgess

(September 29, 2020) The first of three presidential debates was been described as a brawl—like being on a bucking bronco. The style perhaps lacked appeal to many Americans. And I will readily admit that I caught myself nervously shifting around as I watched it unfold....

Texas Tales

published: October 2nd 2020 by: Mike Cox

Children grew up fast along the Texas frontier, the difference between a boy and a man more a matter of necessity than biology.     When the U.S. Army left the state on the eve of the Civil War, initially only citizen volunteers stood between the settlers and hostile Indians....

D.C. News...

published: October 2nd 2020

Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program began Sept. 21 WASHINGTON-President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agri-culture Sonny Perdue an-nounced on Sept. 18th up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19....

Executive Director’s Report

published: October 2nd 2020 by: Bill Hyman source: ICA Of Texas

Soon, we will be sending out letters asking for donations to the 2020 ICA Cattle Drive. These donations additionally fund our legislative efforts during the 2021 Texas Legislative Session beginning in Jan-uary....

Accumulating knowledge

published: October 2nd 2020 by: Dr. Joe C. Paschal

Over the last several months I have gone through much of the papers and books I have accumulated over the last 40 years or so, just trying to declutter. I am not going anywhere yet. I did not throw all of it out, I tried to find homes for much of it, particularly books and journals, especially those that were one of a kind....

Chapter Happenings Around The Lone Star State

published: October 2nd 2020 source: ICA Of Texas

Colorado Valley ICA     Colorado Valley Inde-pendent Cattlemen’s As-sociation (CVICA) prepared hamburgers for the folks at the Fayette County Fair Junior Commercial Heifer Show on Aug....

President’s Address

published: October 2nd 2020 source: ICA Of Texas

Howdy friends, I hope each of you is doing well. The weather has definitely made a big change and for most of us it has been for the better. Cooler days and some rain have blessed our area as we enter into fall....

Texas Crop, Weather

published: October 2nd 2020 source: Texas AgriLife Today

Pecan production above expectations amid uncertain market Texas pecan production appears better than expected, but market uncertainty amid the pandemic looms, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....

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