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Simplot feedlot fined $24,000 for alleged pollution violation
The Washington Department of Ecology is fining a Walla Walla County beef cattle feedlot $24,000 for alleged air quality violations due to hay grinding. Simplot Feeders LLP has 30 days to appeal the penalty.

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Agri Beef sues partners in biodiesel venture
An Idaho beef company is suing its partners in a biofuel joint venture.
U.S. cattle on feed continue downward spiral
USDA's latest cattle on feed report shows the declining cattle numbers supporting record-high cattle and beef prices.
Cattle auction boss gets probation in cruelty case
The Los Angeles-based group Mercy for Animals secretly filmed workers kicking and stomping on pigs, hitting emus with a baton and slinging baby goats by the neck and hind legs.
Portland grocery chain carries non-GMO chicken
Portland's New Seasons Markets will carry chicken labelel non-GMO.
Court upholds FDA’s animal antiobiotic plan
A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn't have to begin the process of withdrawing antibiotics from subtherapeutic use in animal agriculture.
July cattle inventory lowest on record
July cattle inventory lowest on record
The decrease in overall number of cattle and calves in the U.S. on July 1 is no surprise to the industry. But the decrease in beef replacement heifers is, considering other USDA numbers showing signs of herd rebuilding.
Swine virus boosts pork prices, spurs precautions
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is not a food hazard and it can’t infect people. But hog farmers and consumers have felt its impact. Pork costs are hitting record highs. One Indiana county fair canceled its swine show. Indiana State Fair...
Photos show Southern Oregon’s fledgling wolf pack
Photos show Southern Oregon’s fledgling wolf pack
OR-7's pups are out and about, and appear healthy.
Producers wonder when cattle price bubble will burst
Producers wonder when cattle price bubble will burst
Record-breaking cattle prices, bringing strong profits up and down the beef supply chain, have many concerned about a market downturn. Feedlots are the most at risk but have a pretty good cushion through October.
Pork group exec arrested by Capitol Police
President-elect of National Pork Producers Council arrested entering Congressional office building carrying 9 mm pistol.