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Deals with feds offer only limited legal protection

Agreements that limit landowner liabilities under the Endangered Species Act can still be challenged by environmentalists. More

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Washington allows sheep rancher to kill wolves

Since last Thursday wolves have killed 16 sheep. The latest attack was Tuesday night in the area about 50 miles northwest of Spokane. More


Yaks offer couple a unique alternative

Idaho couple raises yak for their meat but also sells meat, breeding animals, hides, skulls and fiber. More


Simpson says ag faces challenges on Capitol Hill

Rep. Mike Simpson tells Idaho's dairy industry the biggest challenge facing Congress at present is passing appropriations bills to fund government. More


State OKs killing wolves in vicinity of sheep

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is allowing Hunters, Wash., rancher Dave Dashiell and staff to kill wolves in the Huckleberry pack that approach Dashiell's flock of 1,800 sheep. Wolf attacks have continued despite nonlethal measures, according to the department. More

CCA lauds decision not to list blackbird

The California Cattlemen's Association is pleased that the state Fish and Game Commission decided not to list the tricolored blackbird as endangered or threatened -- a move farmers and ranchers say could be economically devastating. More

Idaho barley sustains ‘catastrophic’ losses

The Idaho Barley Commission is seeking to help growers cope with "catastrophic" damage due to a wet August. More

Meat goat market on the rebound, industry leader says

Meat goats are regaining in popularity following the recession, the president of the Oregon Meat Goat Producers says. More

Ranchers blame lack of info for 14 sheep killed by wolves

The Stevens County Cattlemen's Association says 14 sheep killed by a collared wolf in the Huckleberry pack could have been avoided by more information from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. More

Chesnimnus wolves blamed for another calf attack in N.E. Oregon

The Chesnimnus group of wolves, which killed a calf in Northeast Oregon in July, is blamed for injuring another calf. More

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association seeks new exec

The executive director of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association is leaving her job at the end of August. More

Ranch owners to pay $1.1 million for destroying vernal pools

Ranch owners near Red Bluff, Calif., agreed to pay out $1.1 million in a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after allegedly destroying wetlands on their property. More

UI center adds pasture research facility

University of Idaho's newest research center, located near Salmon, is opening a new facility to test supplement intake of groups of livestock in a pasture setting. More

Ranchers, others grapple with wildfires’ aftermath

Fire crews are gaining an upper hand on several major wildfires in northeastern California, which have burned thousands of acres of timber and grazing land. More

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