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New wolf pack moves into Washington state

A Washington rancher says wolves in the new Profanity Peak pack have been preying on their livestock. More

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Washington duo grabs bull (carefully) by the horns

Those strange looking cows grazing near Long Beach, Wash., are part of a business plan by Ed Ketel and Lance Wright. More


New Idaho board provides $225,000 to control wolves

Idaho Wildlife Services will receive $225,000 from the new Idaho wolf depredation board this year to help fund its wolf control efforts. The USDA... More



Lawsuit could impact Idaho agriculture

A pending lawsuit targeting Idaho Wildlife Services could impact Idaho agriculture since 88 percent of the agency's funding is used to protect agriculture, especially livestocck producers, from predators. More

More than 100 cattle dead after truck crash

The cattle were headed from a ranch in Kuna, Idaho, to a feed lot in Texas. Authorities say the truck was apparently going too fast around a curve. More

Feed barley glut affects hay prices

Eastern Idaho growers say the quality of their third alfalfa cutting is strong, but yield and price of premium hay are both down. More

FSA urges quick action on grazing claims

Compensation payments for grazing losses will be reduced, so the Farm Service Agency is urging livestock producers to file claims by the end of September. More

Oregon hog farm learns to satisfy demands of urban consumers

A small Oregon hog farm finds a way into a big urban market. More

Dairy owner new executive director of Oregon Cattlemen’s Association

The new director of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association has dairy, commodity group and state ag board experience. More

Post fire grazing management depends on several factors

Columnist Doug Warnock writes about grazing management after a wildfire. More

Vets warn that rare virus killing deer can harm livestock

A virus killing deer in southwest Oregon can spread to cattle and sheep, wildlife officials warn. More

Sides disagree on meaning of ‘ag gag’ lawsuit ruling

Supporters of Idaho's Agricultural Security Act say a judge's ruling not to dismiss a federal lawsuit against the law wasn't a decision on the merits of the case, while opponents hailed it as a win for the plaintiffs. More

Judge refuses to dismiss Idaho ‘ag gag’ challenge

A federal judge has refused to throw out a challenge to Idaho's so-called "ag gag" law. More

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