Fort Worth, Texas – Cattle producers from Texas and Oklahoma will gather June 9-11 in Arlington, Texas, for the 2014 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) summer membership meeting.
The meeting will be at the Sheraton Arlington located at 1500 Convention Center Drive in Arlington.
General briefing sessions will begin Tuesday at 8 a.m. These sessions will cover a variety of topics including updates on the Bureau of Land Management issues on the Red River, the use of brackish water, Brazilian beef imports, the EPA and Clean Water Act, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the United States Department of Agriculture’s new nutrition guidelines.
Drs. Bill Mies and Gary Smith with Texas A&M University will discuss lost opportunities in beef production and what the beef industry will look like in 2025.
Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick will address the group during Tuesday's lunch.
Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Member Kathleen Jackson will speak Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Board of Director’s Meeting. She will specifically discuss the rules for the new State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT), the fund authorized by voters last November to finance projects in the state water plan. The law directs the TWDB to undertake the use of not less than 10 percent of the funds on rural projects.
A full schedule and list of speakers can be found at www.tscra.org/summermeeting.
All members of the press are invited to attend. For media registration, please contact Carmen Fenton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TSCRA is a 137-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.