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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

Saddles to Scholarship

published: January 27th 2020 by: Cathy Gordon source: Texas AgriLife Today

It takes two for this rodeo ballet. One, the steely eyed cowboy intent on riding a brutish mass of hooves, horns and muscle. Two, the bull, itching to cast him aside like a ragdoll. Bulls aren’t hardwired for submission....

NCBA on New Water Rule: "Some Power Has Been Put Back in Hands of Landowners"

published: January 24th 2020 source: NCBA

WASHINGTON (Jan. 23, 2020) - NCBA President Jennifer Houston today released the following statement in response to the finalization of a new water rule: “This is the last regulatory step in a long-fought battle to repeal the 2015 Waters of the U....

Feb 12 online wine industry workshop targets newcomers

published: January 23rd 2020 by: Laura Muntean source: Texas AgriLife Today

A full-day Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service workshop — for anyone thinking about entering or expanding efforts in the winemaking industry — will cover what it takes to get started or broaden the business....

US corn production could hit record levels in 2020, prices to remain flat for producers

published: January 22nd 2020 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife Today

With a whirlwind of trade activity as a backdrop,  commodity market gyrations have made unsettling times for grain producers in Texas and across the nation, but there’s hope those are leveling, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist....

Last Chance CEU Training Course set for Jan. 28 in San Angelo

published: January 20th 2020 source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a Last Chance CEU Training Course on Jan. 28 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 7887 U.S. Highway 87 N....

Cattle producers cheer passage of USMCA

published: January 17th 2020 source: TSCRA

  FORT WORTH, Texas — Robert McKnight, Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate  passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):   “We applaud the U....

Small Acreage, Big Opportunity workshop slated for Feb. 29 in McAllen

published: January 16th 2020 by: Paul Schattenberg source: Texas AgriLife Today

A Small Acreage, Big Opportunity workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Texas A&M University Education Center, 6200 Tres Lagos Blvd., McAllen. The program is tailored to small-acreage landowners in South Texas and presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Wildlife Association....

Maintain farmer/rancher health like you would farm equipment for success

published: January 14th 2020 by: Linda Geist source: Missouri University Extension

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers and ranchers know that well-maintained equipment is key to success. Yet they often do not listen to the “check engine” warning signs of stress, says Sean Brotherson, family science specialist for North Dakota State University....

K-State plans leadership academy for youth interested in livestock industry

published: January 13th 2020 source: K State Beef Extension

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers can apply now for the Kansas State University Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (KASLA)....

Ranchers applaud announcement concerning new NEPA rules

published: January 10th 2020 source: NCBA

WASHINGTON (Jan. 9, 2020) – Ranchers across the country today hailed an announcement by President Trump that his Administration will promulgate new regulations to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)....

NCBA Is Accepting Intern Applications For Fall 2020

published: January 9th 2020 source: NCBA

  WASHINGTON – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council’s (PLC) Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting internship applications for the Fall 2020 semester....

USDA proposes to reapportion Cattlemen’s Beef Board membership

published: January 8th 2020 source: USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing to adjust membership on the Beef Promotion and Research Board to reflect shifts in cattle inventory levels since the last board reapportionment in 2017, as required by the rules governing the board....

Walk Across Texas! program helps promote, maintain physical activity research shows

published: January 7th 2020 source: Texas AgriLife

For those wondering how to become more physically active, walking across Texas could be a good place to start, according to research from the Family and Community Health unit of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service....

Landowner responsibilities, rights workshop set Feb. 12 in Amarillo

published: January 6th 2020 source: Texas AgriLife

AMARILLO – Landowners in the High Plains have a chance Feb. 12 to make sure they know their legal responsibilities and rights when it comes to their property. “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” is a program designed by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural law specialist in Amarillo....

58th Blackland Income Growth Conference scheduled Jan. 14 in Waco

published: January 2nd 2020 by: Blair Fannin source: Texas AgriLife

The Blackland region’s most comprehensive agricultural and food production conference is scheduled for Jan. 14 at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and  Waco Chamber of Commerce....

Red River Crops Conference set Jan. 22-23

published: December 17th 2019

The seventh annual Red River Crops Conference: Planning for Success, offering crop production information designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains, is set for Jan. 22-23 in the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W....

Glyphosate myths, facts addressed

published: December 13th 2019 by: Kay Ledbetter source: Texas AgriLife Today

Whether on social media or in farming circles, many questions linger about glyphosate, better known as Roundup, and a link to cancer.  “It’s hard to know what to believe, but it’s important to make sure the information you receive is based on good science,” said Scott Nolte, Ph....

NCBA applauds USMCA movement

published: December 11th 2019 source: National Cattlemens Beef Association

WASHINGTON (Dec. 10, 2019) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston issued the following statement regarding today's announcement that the U.S. House of Representatives will soon vote on the U....

Educational hemp seminar set for Dec. 19 in Lubbock

published: December 10th 2019 by: Susan Himes source: Texas AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold an educational seminar on industrial hemp production on Dec. 19. The event will start with registration at 1 p.m, and run from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E....

Texas Farm Burean president says eminent domain battle not over

published: December 9th 2019 source: Texas Farm Bureau

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas)—The president of the state’s largest farm and ranch organization told Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) members meeting in San Antonio that the battle to reform eminent domain in Texas is not over—not by a long shot....

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