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Key committee approves Oregon wolf delisting

Wolves were correctly removed from Oregon's list of endangered species, according to a key legislative committee. More

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Cattlemen, others criticize cattle ‘Hunt Club’ Facebook page

The Oregon Cattlemen's Association urges producers to ignore an offensive Facebook page and concentrate on their own message. More

 

Idaho Legislature set to battle over animal cruelty law again

A bill has been printed in the Idaho Legislature that would toughen the state's animal cruelty law, and more legislation addressing the issue will be... More

 

Washington lawmaker: Let ranchers save their animals from fires

A Washington lawmaker proposes that ranchers be free to decide for themselves whether it's worth the risk to rescue their livestock from wildfires. More

Livestock

Top bull goes for $12,500 at Klamath sale

Ninety bulls were sold for a total price of $403,850, an average price of $4,487.22. More

Official details storm’s lasting effects on New Mexico’s dairy industry

Dairy operations and ranchers on the eastern side of the state were ready for the snow but not the gusts that came along with it. More

Washington cattlemen in beef over promotion fees

Legislation to raise fees that support the Washington Beef Commission has divided cattlemen. More

Wolf advisory group softens rhetoric to face hard questions

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has invested, politically and financially, in its Wolf Advisory Group. More

Conservationists sue federal wolf-killing program in Oregon

The lawsuit targets the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program, which controls the number of wolves, coyotes, grizzly bears, mountain lions and other wild animals. More

U.S. posts strong beef cattle numbers

USDA's cattle inventory shows cattlemen are continuing to rebuild the beef herd, but substancial revisions to last year's reported inventory changes the story on growth in 2014. More

Washington ecology: Don’t make us name informants

Senate bill would require the Washington Department of Ecology to reveal names of people who report that farmers or ranchers are polluting water. More

Rancher finds himself in middle of standoff

Kurt Spencer, whose Frenchglen, Ore., ranch is just a half-hour drive south of the refuge headquarters and whose property borders refuge land, said the stop at the first checkpoint was “scary.” More

Officials, advocates promote coexistence of wolves, livestock

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's third workshop on its proposed wolf management plan drew about 100 people in Sacramento. Many speakers said wolves should be able to coexist with livestock. More

Drought disaster declarations pay dividends for Idaho ranchers

Idaho ranchers were approved for more than $21 million in forage assistance in Fiscal Year 2015 due to a drought emergency, and the state is on pace to eclipse that amount in carryover payments approved in FY 2016. More

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