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California water board may scrap statewide grazing regs
California water board may scrap statewide grazing regs
California's State Water Resources Control Board may discontinue efforts to impose statewide regulations on grazing near streams.

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Workshops address changes in livestock drug use
Workshops address changes in livestock drug use
New Food and Drug Administration restrictions will change the landscape on antibiotic use in animal agricultural. To meet producer and veterinarian informational needs regarding the changes, Farm Foundation is holding workshops across the country.
WSU develops carcass calculator
Washington State University has developed a "carcass calculator" app to help ranchers predict the price they'll receive for their meat.
Commission sticks with linking cougar hunts to wolf recovery
Commission sticks with linking cougar hunts to wolf recovery
Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission reaffirms decision to increase hunting of cougars in areas occupied by wolves.
WDFW draws a line against Huckleberry wolf pack
WDFW draws a line against Huckleberry wolf pack
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Huckleberry wolfpack will be thinned if there's one more depredation.
Researcher tries to reduce cattle feed costs with onion slurry
An Oregon State University researcher is studying whether onion slurry can be used to help reduce cattle producers' winter feed costs. If successful, the project could also benefit the onion industry in Eastern Oregon and Southwestern Idaho.
Animal activists: Don’t link cougar hunts to wolf recovery
Animal activists: Don’t link cougar hunts to wolf recovery
Animal-rights and conservation groups are petitioning Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to ditch a plan to hunt allow more cougar hunting to relieve tensions over wolves.
First wolf pack in decades spotted in Northern California
First wolf pack in decades spotted in Northern California
California officials have confirmed that two adult wolves and five pups now live in Siskiyou County, the state's first wolf pack in decades.
Ranchers, USDA spar over forest management
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and Public Lands Council are accusing the federal government of making this year's wildfire season worse by mismanaging forests. A top federal official responds by urging support for a bipartisan bill that would...
N.E. Washington wolf pack injures guard dog
N.E. Washington wolf pack injures guard dog
A sheep dog was seriously injured in a confrontaton involving the Huckleberry pack in northeast Washington.
Inspectors’ challenge to poultry rules dismissed
A lawsuit that accuses new federal poultry slaughter rules of violating the law and endangering consumers was recently dismissed.