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End of the Road for the Tumbleweed?

You’re driving on the interstate on a windy West Texas day and all of a sudden out of the corner of your eye, you see something barreling across the road.  Before you can react, it hits your car.  You’ve just … 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The USDA has rescinded a 2012 ban on inspectors working at what was until two years ago the largest single point-of-entry for Mexican cattle into the United States.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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Texas Ranchers to Vote on Producer-Funded Marketing & Research Program

Voting for the proposed Texas Beef Checkoff Program kicks off Monday (June 2) – ranchers across the state will be deciding whether to set up a producer-funded program that would work to promote the industry in Texas, alongside research and education … 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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