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Funding to trap Minnesota wolves preying on livestock extended
Minnesota cited growing wolf population, which rose to an estimated 2,900 last winter, an increase of 25 percent in one year.

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Lawsuit: Eastern Idaho sheep grazing threatens bighorns
The lawsuit challenges the Forest Service’s authorization of the grazing allotments in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
USDA withdraws controversial GIPSA rules
USDA withdraws controversial GIPSA rules
Livestock and poultry groups opposing the rules say the regulations would have greatly restricted marketing opportunities and devastated their industries.
US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processors
Idaho wary of Obama ‘leftovers’ working on sage grouse plan
The Interior Department last week opened a public comment period to amend the plan concerning the chicken-size bird.
Oregon ranchers petition for Supreme Court review
Oregon ranchers petition for Supreme Court review
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review a dispute between Oregon ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management.
BLM experiments with ‘flexible’ grazing permits
BLM experiments with ‘flexible’ grazing permits
The Bureau of Land Management is taking applications from Western states to test outcome-based grazing, which enables ranchers to manage according to current conditions rather than rigid permit requirements.
Biologists on wolf watch in S. Oregon
Biologists on wolf watch in S. Oregon
Tom Collom, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Klamath Falls district biologist, camped in a large field northwest of Fort Klamath. Each hour or so he emerged from the tent to listen for the telltale beep.
After punishing drought, Montana ranchers sell calves early
Stockyards have moved 6,000 animals more than they did during the same weeks in 2016.
Study: Preliminary data show cattle, sage grouse can coexist
Study: Preliminary data show cattle, sage grouse can coexist
Early data from an ongoing Idaho grazing study planned to last a decade shows no harm to sage grouse on public lands caused by spring grazing.
Biologists finally collar wolf from Rogue Pack
Biologists finally collar wolf from Rogue Pack
The breeding male of the Rogue Pack in Southern Oregon is OR-7, whose tracking collar provided details of his extensive travels after he dispersed from Wallowa County and into Northern California before returning to Oregon.

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