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State funding in question for Spokane junior livestock show

The Junior Livestock Show of Spokane is May 5-9. State funding that helps students receive a premium price for their animals is in question for next year, says manager Lynn Cotter. More

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WSU livestock specialist fights false food fears with education

Washington State University Extension northeast regional livestock specialist Paul Kuber took over a key position in February. Kuber wants to... More

 

Rancher markets ag sustainability

Lazy R Ranch marketing opportunities organizer Beth Robinette, of Cheney, Wash., supports her family's holistic approach. More

 

Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame honor inductees

Inductees to the Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame, which began in 1960, were honored April 14 in Twin Falls. More

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Judge tosses out ranchers’ lawsuit against BLM

A lawsuit filed by ranchers against BLM was thrown out by a federal judge. More

Oregon farmers stunned to see wolf in Malheur County wheat field

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials confirmed that a lone wolf has been hanging around Adrian in Eastern Oregon for more than a week. It is believed to be the first wolf that has spent more than just a brief moment in Malheur County. More

Ranchers help themselves with photo monitoring

An MOU between BLM and the Idaho Agriculture Department will allow ranchers to do their own rangeland photo monitoring for data used in grazing permit renewal decisions. More

Idaho lawmakers approve rule lifting elk import restriction

Idaho lawmakers have approved a rule that will lift certain import restrictions on domestic elk. The rule was supported by commercial elk breeders but opposed by sportmen's groups. More

Feds: No listing needed for bistate sage grouse

The bistate, Mono Basin sage grouse is no longer at risk because agreements with ranchers to conserve land and other improvements in the bird’s habitat have helped stabilize its population. The decision, to be announced Tuesday, is seen as a precursor for another decision on the greater sage. More

Oregon bill proposes predator control districts

A bill before Oregon lawmakers would raise funds for predator control through special county tax districts. More

Analyst: Cow/calf producers in for another good year

Cattle prices are expected to moderate in the second half of the year but remain high, putting average annual prices in 2015 higher than 2014. More

Superior Farms’ lamb sliders a hit at the ballpark

Superior Farms, the nation's largest lamb processor, is raising awareness about the meat by having it featured at San Francisco Giants and Sacramento River Cats baseball games. Lamb sliders are a hit with fans, a stadium official says. More

DOE rewriting rules for feedlot permits

Washington Department of Ecology is rewriting rules for CAFO permits. More

New trade deals to bolster access to Mexico, Peru

Recently announced trade deals with Mexico and Peru will improve U.S. livestock producers' access to those two markets, industry insiders say. More

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