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This section carries the latest in industry news from our cattle associations, government agencies, and other sources as it pertains to the cattle industry and livestock industry as a whole. If it is news that relates to the beef cow or ranches in Texas and other states, then you will find it at southernlivestock.com.

Cattle Raisers Applaud Farm Bill Passage in House

published: June 21st 2018 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers

  FORT WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) issued the following statement following House passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the farm bill:   “We applaud today’s passage of the farm bill and thank Congressman Mike Conaway, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, for his diligent work on the legislation and uncompromising dedication to the agriculture community....

The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University opens

published: June 20th 2018 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

  COLLEGE STATION — The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University, a multi-million-dollar centerpiece on west campus in College Station, debuted June 15 with a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony....

Public meeting to be held on Fake Meat

published: June 18th 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (June 15, 2018) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Director of Government Affairs Danielle Beck issued the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement that they will hold a public meeting on foods produced using animal cell culture technology: “NCBA looks forward to participating fully in the public meeting, and will use the opportunity to advocate for U....

Agriculture workshop, farm tour slated June 29-30 in the San Antonio area

published: June 15th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg

  SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the agency’s Texas AgrAbility program will present a farm tour and agriculture business workshop June 29-30 in San Antonio in collaboration with Mesquite Field Farm....

Two indicted for pharmaceutical thefts

published: June 13th 2018 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers

  MULESHOE, Texas — Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers today announced the indictment of John Russell Baird, 44, of Amarillo, and Israel Tapia, 41, of Muleshoe, on felony theft charges....

Temple center welcomes producers, industry professionals during field day

published: June 12th 2018 by: Adam Russell source: Texas AgriLife Today

  TEMPLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center and U.S. Department of Agriculture Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory, which operate on the same campus in Temple, recently opened their doors to more than 60 area producers and agriculture industry professionals during their second annual field day....

Stiles Farm Field Day set for June 19 in Thrall

published: June 11th 2018 by: Blair Fannin

  THRALL – Feral hog trapping, soybean performance in the Blacklands, pecan tree management and the latest farm bill information will all be discussed at the Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 19 in Thrall....

Animal Agriculture Alliance highly concerned about animal rights activist organization’s extreme activity

published: June 5th 2018 source: Animal Agriculture Alliance

  June 4, 2018 – The Animal Agriculture Alliance, a nationwide nonprofit organization working to bridge the communication gap between farm and fork, is appalled by the recent actions of Direct Action Everywhere, an extreme animal rights group....

Signup Begins June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish

published: June 1st 2018 source: USDA

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters....

Rising Interest rates add to already stressed agricultural, rural economy

published: May 31st 2018 source: CoBank

DENVER (May 30, 2018) — More financial burden is on the way in agriculture and rural America with interest rates marching steadily higher. Since 2015, the Federal Reserve has been nudging interest rates higher following years of historically low rates and quantitative easing....

Broad Opposition to “Dealer Trust” Bill by Livestock Groups

published: May 30th 2018 source: Livestock Marketing Association

Opposition to a bill currently pending in Washington D.C., specifically H.R. 4058 or the “Securing All Livestock Equitably” or SALE Act of 2017 is growing among livestock producers, financial organizations, auction market owners and livestock dealers....

Legislation Addressing Hours of Service Changes for Livestock Haulers Introduced

published: May 24th 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2018) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today applauded the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act, saying it would reform federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules in a way that ensures animal welfare, highway safety, and the well-being of livestock haulers....

AgriLife Extension conducting custom agricultural rates survey

published: May 22nd 2018 by: Blair Fannin

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is conducting a survey to collect rates charged for custom agricultural operations and services across Texas. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is conducting a survey to collect rates charged for custom agricultural operations and services across Texas....

Farm Bill derailed

published: May 21st 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2018) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Cooke today issued the following statement in response to the vote on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, in the House of Representatives:     "Today’s vote on the 2018 House Farm Bill is a disappointing outcome for American cattlemen and women....

NCBA strongly urges "No" vote on Brat/Blumenauer Farm Bill Amendment

published: May 18th 2018 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (May 17, 2018) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and more than 40 of the nation’s most influential commodity trade associations are urging Congress to stand with farmers, ranchers, and rural communities by voting down the amendment offered by U....

BIF celebrates 50 years

published: May 17th 2018 by: Lisa Bard

    The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) is celebrating 50 years in 2018....

Beef Loving Texan sets world record

published: May 15th 2018 source: Texas Beef Council

      AUSTIN, TX – Montannah Kenney, a second grader from Austin and BEEF Team Kids member, recently set the world record as the youngest female to reach the summit of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro....

Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute supporting statewide pollinator initiative

published: May 14th 2018 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has partnered with other organizations to promote statewide land stewardship relating to pollinators.       “Soil and Water Stewardship Week is from April 28 through May 6 this year,” said NRI associate director Dr....

Free BQA Classes in Athens and Mount Pleasant

published: May 11th 2018 source: Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association would like to invite beef producers to attend a free training to help them raise consumer confidence by offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry....

Noble to host three-part pond management series

published: May 9th 2018 source: Noble Research Institute

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Noble Research Institute will host a three-part pond management seminar series from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 23 through June 6, at the Noble Research Insititue Pavilion....

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