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Wolf control board money helped decrease depredations in 2014
Money from a new wolf depredation control board helped keep Idaho wolf depredations down last year, according to several sources.

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Wyoming ag committee focuses on rustling
Cattle theft presents a unique challenge for law enforcement. In Wyoming, four brand investigators cover the entire state.
Congress in no hurry to pass meat-labeling fix
Congress in no hurry to pass meat-labeling fix
Congress is apparently waiting for the outcome of the U.S.' appeal of a World Trade Organization ruling against its mandatory meat-labeling rule before crafting a bill to avert potential trade sanctions by Canada and Mexico, which complain the rule...
Bill grants livestock producers capital gains tax deduction
A bill that has passed the Idaho Legislature would ensure that partners in a livestock operation are treated the same as other industries when it comes to a state tax deduction for capital gains.
Recent rains could improve outlook for Texas cattle herds
Recent rains could improve outlook for Texas cattle herds
If ranchers become more optimistic and start buying cattle, it would take about three years to rebuild their herds and drive down beef prices. Live cattle were trading at $1.62 a pound Tuesday, compared with 95 cents in 2010 — before the drought...
Coalition challenges agencies’ science on sage grouse
Coalition challenges agencies’ science on sage grouse
A western coalition of public lands stakeholders has filed formal challenges against three Department of Interior agencies regarding the integrity of the science being used to make decisions about sage grouse conservation.
Legislature honors legendary Oregon rancher
Legendary cattleman William “Bill Kitt” Kittredge
is honored by the Oregon Legislature.
Idaho grain, cattle producers agree on ‘open range’ plan
Groups representing Idaho grain and cattle producers have developed a plan they hope will help settle open range disagreements at the local rather than state level.
Idaho lawmakers OK $200,000 for sheep station
Idaho lawmakers OK $200,000 for sheep station
The USDA's sheep experiment station near Dubois, Idaho, which is targeted for closure, will receive $200,000 in ongoing state funding. Supporters say it's a message to the USDA that Idaho supports the continued operation of the station and "has skin in...
Action on wolves can’t wait until 2017, senator says
Action on wolves can’t wait until 2017, senator says
Washington senator pushes state wildlife managers to act now to curb wolves from killing livestock.
Lambing keeps farmer busy in foothills of Coast Range
Lambing keeps farmer busy in foothills of Coast Range
Coyotes remain the biggest problem for sheep operator oin Oregon's west side.