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Southern Oregon ranchers kill 500-pound black bear
The state kill permit was issued after it was determined that a yearling heifer had been killed by a bear. Two days later, on April 4, Marie Leehmann was checking the cows when a bear ran out of the herd. Her son, Ryon, shot the bear within a...

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Panel delays decision on California wolf listing
The California Fish and Game Commission put off a decision on whether to list the gray wolf under the state Endangered Species Act. The panel will take more testimony at a meeting June 4 in Fortuna, Calif., and make a decision at a special meeting in...
Prices soar as drought stifles hay production
Prices soar as drought stifles hay production
Overall hay yields in California are expected to be down by more than 20 percent this year as the drought diminishes growers' ability to irrigate. The anticipated shortage is pushing hay prices higher.
Officials ready for ranchers seeking federal aid
Tuesday is the first day ranchers can sign up for the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program.
WSU expert helps ranchers avoid pollution problems
WSU expert helps ranchers avoid pollution problems
Washington State University Extension expert Stephen Van Vleet in Colfax, Wash., is working with ranchers concerned about the state Department of Ecology considering them presenting a possible pollution risk. Van Vleet advises farmers, and the agency, to...
Rabobank: Strong beef markets to continue
Rabobank: Strong beef markets to continue
Tight cattle supplies, drought in U.S., Brazil and Australia and extraordinary growth in China's beef imports add up to positive fundamentals in the global beef arena.
Chinese pork giant plans IPO to raise up to $5.3B
The company bought Smithfield Foods Inc., the largest U.S. pork company, less than a year ago for $4.7 billion in cash. WH Group, which changed its name from Shuanghui International Holdings, is the dominant pork producer in China, which accounted for...
Livestock agent hopes to reduce feed costs
Livestock agent hopes to reduce feed costs
Oregon State University's new livestock and rangeland extension agent in Malheur County wants to find ways to help reduce feed costs for area cattle and dairy producers. That will include looking at alternative feeds, including potatoes and barley.
Senator joins critics of federal cattle roundup
Senator joins critics of federal cattle roundup
Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said he told new U.S. Bureau of Land Management chief Neil Kornze in Washington, D.C., that law-abiding Nevadans shouldn’t be penalized by an “overreaching” agency.
Nevada governor weighs in on BLM-rancher dispute
The governor of Nevada is criticizing tacticts the Bureau of Land Management is employing in a dispute with a rancher it says is trespasing on federal land
Virus outbreak pushes pork prices upward
Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea, which does not infect humans or other animals, came from China, but they don’t know how it got into the country or spread to 27 states since last May.