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Washington lawmaker’s wolf bill gets heard, but not passed

A Washington legislator's proposal to de-list wolves in his district falls flat, but not before the issue gets raised More

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Some, not all, Washington ranchers back raising brand fees

Washington lawmakers consider raising brand inspection fees; some cattlemen's groups support the plan, but not all More


Debate swirls around bringing grizzly bears to North Cascades

Rancher George Wolner is worried about an errant grizzly bear wandering onto his 17-acre property and feasting on livestock if enough berries and... More


Severe flooding hits Southern Idaho hard

Widespread flooding is damaging crops and fields and stressing livestock. More


Environmentalists sue over USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves

In 2014, the USDA’s analysis concluded its wolf control activities didn’t have significant environmental impacts, but five environmental groups challenged that finding in federal court. More

Environmentalists challenge USDA’s authority to kill Oregon wolves

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Environmental groups sue to stop wolf killings in Idaho

The lawsuit claims the federal agency is basing wolf control actions on an outdated environmental assessment from 2011. More

Idaho cattle grant helps Mackay school start ranch

Students at Mackay Junior-Senior High School in Idaho have started their own ranch to learn about animal husbandry. More

South Dakota livestock in good shape despite January storm

Heavy snow late in the month created difficult conditions for ranchers in southern areas. More

Mysterious Skittles cattle feed spill solved, sort of

Mars says the mishap was the result of miscommunication between a vendor that handles its waste management and a subcontractor. More

U.S. beef herd expansion not done yet

USDA’s annual cattle inventory surprised many analysts, who thought the beef herd expansion was winding down. More

Advisory group at odds over best way to reduce wolf attacks

Washington county official suggests fewer wolves would have to be killed if wildlife managers intervene sooner More

Utah lawmaker moves to protect livestock from harassment

Republican Rep. Scott Chew introduced the bill because farmers incur significant costs and hardships when livestock are injured. More

Love of bacon pushes pork belly prices higher

Tuesday’s pork belly prices were at $1.71 a pound, about 37 percent higher than this time last year. More

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