Showing posts from July, 2018


Agricultural producers in Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Goliad, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria counties in Texas, who suffered losses and damages due to recent drought, may be eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. Producers in the contiguous counties of DeWitt, Jackson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Live Oak and Matagorda in Texas are also eligible to apply for emergency loans. Producers in these designated primary and contiguous counties will have until March 4, 2019, to apply for emergency loans to help cover part of their actual losses.  Agricultural producers in Dimmit, La Salle and Webb counties in Texas, who suffered losses and damages due to recent drought, may be eligible to apply for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. Producers in the contiguous counties of Atascosa, Duval, Frio, Jim Hogg, McMullen, Maverick, Zapata and Zavala are also eligible to apply for emergency loans. Producers in these des…

First Saddle Bronc Rider since 1936 to win back-to-back titles at Cheyenne

CHEYENNE NATIVE AND RESERVE WORLD CHAMPION BRODY CRESS WINS BACK-TO-BACK SADDLE BRONC TITLES AT CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS                                                               Photo courtesy of Jackie Jenson Photography
First Saddle Bronc Rider since 1936 to win back-to-back titles at CFD  Cheyenne native, cowboy Brody Cress rode Smith, Harper & Morgan's Midnight Cowboy into history at the 122nd Cheyenne Frontier Days, when he became the first saddle bronc rider since 1936 to win back-to-back titles. Cress goes into history as the first back-to-back winner since Turk Greenough accomplished the feat in 1935 and 36.

"You know, it’s a blessing to be able to ride in front of so many people who helped me get to where I’m at, being able to repay them and represent them as good as I can, as well as representing this rodeo all over the world. To be able to come here, with how much history there i


Sam Kane Beef Processors LLC has entered into an agreement with the United States to comply with the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act and to begin to repay nearly $38 million currently owed to local livestock sellers, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Following a hearing in Corpus Christi federal court, Sam Kane has agreed to promptly pay for livestock purchases by the next business day after purchases are completed as the P&S Act requires. They have also agreed to a repayment plan which would result in full payment to local ranchers the nearly $38 million currently owed to them within the next 18 months. They must also preserve and administer the statutory trust and have agreed to the appointment of an independent chief restructuring officer to ensure compliance with all aspects of the agreement. If Sam Kane fails to make any of the payments as agreed or abide by any terms of the agreement, the court will appoint a receiver to manage Sam Kane financial affairs. On June 14…

BA Ninja Warrior Hosts First Ninja Competition This Saturday!

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Ninja Warrior?
American Ninja Warrior Season 10 event finalist, Venn Johns, is giving ninja warrior fans a chance to test their mettle at the first annual BA Ninja Warrior Competition starting at 11 a.m. this Saturday at BA Ninja Warrior Gym in Broken Arrow. 
Obstacles are designed by age group and will measure the skills of competitors based on their ability to make it to the end of the obstacle course and the amount of time it takes to do so. Prizes, including prize money and special BA Ninja Warrior gym offerings and opportunities, will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category. 
Fans wishing to participate may register in advance at, by visiting BA Ninja Warrior Gym on Facebook, in person at BA Ninja Warrior Gym or by calling 918-500-3470. Registration will also be accepted the day of the event beginning promptly at 10:30 a.m. Competition and Registration Fees are as follows:
                Advance Competiti…


Wrangler®, the iconic American denim brand representing timeless authenticity in apparel and leading sponsor of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), announced that its partnership with Gunnison Cattlemen's Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink™ (TETWP) has reached a new milestone: $2.7 million in local funds raised for breast cancer awareness and treatment since 2006. That year, Wrangler made an initial donation of $230,000, matching what the event had raised in its first three years combined.  Through this event and other initiatives, Wrangler continues its remarkable support of the ProRodeo community. Founded in 1947 through work with members of the PRCA to develop the Original Cowboy Cut, 13MWZ, the brand sponsors 200 select rodeos annually, including the title sponsorship of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and is the official jeans and shirts of the PRCA. Wrangler continues to sponsor more than 120 contestants, announcers, bull fighters and other members today, outfi…


William “Willie” Rittenbaugh, 47, of Mount Calm, Texas, was indicted July 6 on charges of Theft of Livestock. The indictment is the result of an investigation led by TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills.   The case began in May when a Hill County rancher contacted Wills and claimed Rittenbaugh had stolen several his cattle. Wills located 11 head of cattle in Rittenbaugh’s cattle pens, of which 9 were branded with the victim’s brand. After the cattle were identified, they were seized and returned to the victim. Wills secured an arrest warrant for Rittenbaugh, who was arrested June 20 by Hill County Sheriff’s Deputies and booked into the Hill County Jail. He later posted bond and was released. 
The evidence was presented to a Hill County grand jury, who handed down an indictment for third-degree felony theft of livestock. If convicted, Rittenbaugh could face up to 10 years in prison, fines and restitution.  Wills used the case as an example of how important it is for ranchers to brand their ca…


Cooking a delicious, healthy, beef meal from scratch has never been easier with the launch of fresh beef meal kits in retail grocery stores across the country. Developed by American Foods Group in collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., the Steak Bowl meal kits rolled out in select stores in February and have expanded to more than 1,500 stores, including one of the top 5 retailers this year.
The kits create a complete beef meal featuring globally inspired flavors that consumers crave. Eat them as is, or add you family’s favorite vegetables to make it your own. They can be found in the fresh meat department and feature USDA choice beef packaged raw with all of the ingredients needed to make several meal options: Korean Style Bulgogi Beef BowlSteak Burrito BowlSteak & Tzatziki BowlSteak and Mash Bowl“We are really excited to see these beef meal kits come to fruition,” said Shenoa French, director of Manufacturer Engagement at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a cont…

PRCA & CINCH Announce New National Partnership

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and CINCH Jeans and Shirts have announced a new national partnership that will provide broad opportunities for the PRCA membership and create significant exposure for the CINCH Brand at selected PRCA events.

"We are pleased to be partnering with CINCH, a brand that embodies innovation and a commitment to excellence," said PRCA CMO Steve Rempelos. "Our announcement today puts into motion the largest new PRCA partnership in over a decade, and is a large step toward continuing the vision of the PRCA by providing new sponsorship to over 130 local PRCA rodeos so they can in turn support their communities and local charities."
As the premier sanctioning body of rodeo, the PRCA is constantly looking for ways to expand and improve the sport of rodeo. The CINCH partnership provides significant support to the PRCA's circuit system including both the contestants, as well as the rodeo committees. Additionally, …