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What’s the Safest Way to Protect Texas Cattle From Fever Ticks?

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller banned the use of spray boxes that ranchers use to deliver insecticide to cattle. Many ranchers, along with the agency that administers the program, say it’s safe.

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As Drought Spreads Across Texas, Ranchers Are Forced to Liquidate Their Stock

One Panhandle ranch manager is liquidating 90 percent of his cattle, because there’s not enough grass to support them.

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After a Few Failed Attempts, A New Pitch for Nuclear Waste in West Texas

West Texas has had a long and often contentious relationship with nuclear waste, stretching back to a years-long battle over a planned permanent waste site in the 1980’s and 90’s. Opponents eventually won that fight, but a different site was later … Continue reading

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USDA Changes Border Policy – Agents Return To Shuttered Mexican Inspection Pens

The USDA has rescinded a 2012 ban on inspectors working at what was until two years ago the largest single point-of-entry for Mexican cattle into the United States. The lifting of the ban signals a small but significant shift in … Continue reading

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Gallego Will Push to Bring Cattle Inspectors Back to Ojinaga

18 months ago the USDA said it wouldn’t allow its cattle inspectors to enter Mexico at the Presidio-Ojinaga crossing. Those inspectors had been crossing the border without problems for years to ease the flow of cattle from Mexico. They’d go to … Continue reading

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