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Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Political Action Committee May 24, 2010

Contact: Carmen Fenton
office: 512-469-0171
cell: 512-673-3906

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association


Meeting is a must for anyone with a vested interest
in the cattle business or rural Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Cattle producers from across Texas and Oklahoma will gather June 16-18 in Grapevine, Texas, for the 2010 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Summer Meeting.  The meeting will feature educational sessions and speakers on a variety of topics that affect cattle producers and rural Texans. 

Phil Seng, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), will speak at the general session Friday, June 18.  Seng will review the international beef market and the status of efforts to open new markets and re-open or expand existing markets, especially Europe, Japan and Korea.  Seng will also report on the efforts by the USMEF to promote beef in those markets.

Jason Skaggs, TSCRA executive director of government and public affairs, will discuss the current battle over groundwater rights in Texas and what landowners can do to join the efforts to reaffirm groundwater as a vested, private property right. 

Educational sessions, hosted by TSCRA's committees, begin Thursday, June 17, and will cover a variety of topics ranging from new feral hog research and state animal ID regulations to next year's redistricting process and how that will affect rural Texans.

For registration information and a complete schedule, visit www.tscra.org/summermeeting.

All members of the press are invited to attend.  For media registration, please contact Carmen Fenton at cfenton@tscra.org

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 133-year-old trade organization.  As the largest and oldest livestock association in Texas,  TSCRA represents more than 15,000 beef cattle producers, ranching families and businesses who manage approximately 4 million head of cattle on 51.5 million acres of range and pasture land, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma.  TSCRA provides law enforcement and livestock inspection services, legislative and regulatory advocacy, industry news and information, insurance services and educational opportunities for its members and the industry.