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Environmental groups pose billion-dollar challenge to ag

Standard farming and ranching practices are challenged by well funded environmental groups. More

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CPOW founder assumes presidency

Moses Lake, Wash., rancher Lee Englehardt, a founder of the Cattle Producers of Washington, has returned to the group as its president. More


December feedlot placements down 8 percent

Analysts view the latest USDA cattle on feed report as moderately bullish and as showing signs of heifer retention for herd rebuilding. More


Calif. ranchers grapple with proposed grazing regs

California ranchers say the State Water Resources Control Board's plan to regulate grazing near streams is unnecessary and that the board hasn't... More


Bird flu quarantine lifted in Douglas County, Ore.

Oregon Department of Agriculture lifts quarantine imposed around where bird flu infected a non-commercial flock in Douglas County. More

Potential E. coli contamination promptsWashington Beef recall

Washington Beef LLC has recalled 1,620 pounds of boneless beef product due to potential E. coli contamination. More

Wolf survey results ease restrictions for some Oregon ranchers

The survey result gives Eastern Oregon cattle ranchers a bit more leeway in protecting livestock. More

H5N1 bird flu found in Washington; little human health risk since

A wild duck tested positive for a highly pathogenic bird flu virus that combines Eurasion and North American strains. More

Public support for grazing strong in Idaho

A University of Idaho survey of Idaho residents shows a 90 percent approval rating for livestock grazing on public lands and a high level of trust in Idaho's public lands ranchers. More

Study rebuts Canada’s claim of economic harm from COOL

A National Farmers Union-backed economic study asserts the actual impacts to Canada's and Mexico's cattle industries from the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin meat labeling rule appear negligible. The Auburn University study rebuts Canada's claim its industry is losing $1 billion a year because of.. More

Kansas cattle trails closer to national recognition

Kansas is considered the crossroads for many of the historic trails of the Old West. The state already has four national historic trails: the Santa Fe, the Lewis and Clark, the Pony Express and the Oregon. More

At an Oregon farm, twin lambs say hello to a late sibling

Fern Russell counted again. "There's five lambs here now," she thought to herself. "How can that be?" More

Case could impact dairies, livestock operations nationwide

A district court ruling this week applying RCRA regulations to manure for the first time in history has serious implications for livestock producers nationwide. More

Cage law blamed for skyrocketing egg prices in Calif.

Egg prices are skyrocketing in California, as a dozen eggs is expected to cost as much as 90 cents more by next week. The new cage requirements of Proposition 2 is seen as the main driver of the increase. More

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