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OSP: Surge of wolf killings isn’t organized effort

Conservationists worry a “shoot, shovel and shut up” attitude has taken hold in rural Oregon. More

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BLM focuses on productive partnerships

The new administration has returned BLM’s focus to managing public lands for multiple use and sustained yield in cooperation with states and... More


Idaho livestock owners eligible for cattle inspection fee refund

Because of a paperwork error, Idaho livestock owners were overcharged $100,000 in cattle brand inspection fees between July 1 and Oct. 1 and are... More


WDFW: Rancher lawfully shoots wolf

Washington rancher justified in shooting wolf More


PETA plans billboard near Idaho crash site where 3 cows died

An animal rights group is planning to place a billboard near the site of a highway crash that killed three cows and injured a man in southeast Idaho More

Federal court blocks sheep grazing in eastern Idaho

A federal court in has blocked thousands of domestic sheep from being released to graze in eastern Idaho where environmental groups say they jeopardize a small herd of bighorn sheep with deadly viruses More

U.S. hay exports heading for new records

West Coast hay exports, the vast majority of U.S. hay exports, are likely to set new volume and dollar records in 2017, analysts say. More

ESA reform makes headway on Capitol Hill

In addition to modernizing the Endangered Species Act, momentum is picking up in Washington, D.C., to reform the Antiquities Act and amend sage grouse management plans. More

Trump trade policies spawn uncertainty for U.S. beef exports

Pulling out of TPP, renegotiating NAFTA and threats to trade with South Korea weigh on ranchers. More

Wolf poached in Wallowa County, OSP seeks help finding shooter

Police said the animal likely was shot Nov. 12 or 13. More

Utah agrees to pay $349K to settle lawsuit over ‘ag-gag’ law

Utah will pay $349,000 to settle a lawsuit that overturned a law banning secret filming at farm and livestock facilities More

Rural Utah farmer, market owner makes exclusive cheese

Caineville farmer likes making brined feta, smooth chevre or Ramsley’s signature semi-firm tomme, a cheese typically produced in France and Switzerland. More

Montana rancher sentenced to probation for eagle’s death

A rancher in eastern Montana was fined and sentenced to one-year probation after pleading guilty in August to killing a bald eagle through a poisoned calf carcass More

Wildlife Services officials urge ranchers to report all cattle deaths

The thick hide of adult cattle often shows no sign of a wolf attack, leaving cattlemen to wonder what took down a cow. But there are signs under the hide that can lead to a confirmed wolf depredation, and USDA Wildlife Services wants cattlemen to report all deaths so it can investigate. More

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