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Wolf panel discusses ‘wolf-friendly beef’

A "wolf-friendly beef" label for meat from cattle raised under wolf protection measures and ways to help a rancher who lost a lot of sheep to wolves were discussed by Washington's wolf advisory group. More

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Judge: EPA can scrap livestock database proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lawfully scrapped plans for a national database of concentrated animal feeding operations. More


Wolf-plagued Washington rancher caught in the middle

Northeast Washington sheep rancher Dave Dashiell says he's not sure which way he'll go — with his livestock or his involvement in the state's... More


CPoW drops out of wolf advisory group, wants it abolished

A cattle group drops out of Washington's wolf advisory group and calls for its abolition. Another group, the Washington Cattlemen's Association, says... More


Oregon wildlife managers consider more cougar control

Some speakers at an ODFW Commission meeting said killing cougars in four geographic target areas is "barbaric." More

ODFW report says Oregon has met criteria to delist wolves

The ODFW Commission meeting coincides with controversy over livestock and wolf deaths and an upcoming de-listing decision. More

Judge sends Oregon ranchers back to prison

A federal judge in Eugene, Ore., gave the father and son credit for time served but ordered them to serve the remainder of their mandatory five-year sentences for burning BLM rangeland. More

Producer: Two more sheep killed in area of Mount Emily pack

A sheep producer who was turned down by ODFW when he requested lethal control after five confirmed wolf attacks says at least two more sheep were killed. More

Restoring grasslands with managed grazing

Columnist Doug Warnock writes about the latest in grazing research. More

N.C. governor visits rally defending hog farming industry

The group, which counts Smithfield Foods and Murphy-Brown LLC among dozens of supporting organizations, began after environmental advocacy groups and eastern North Carolina residents filed complaints against large-scale hog operations. More

Ecology fines livestock owner over water pollution

The Washington Department of Ecology has fined a livestock owner $12,000 for water-quality violations. More

Comments sharpen Washington’s debate over manure lagoons

Washington Department of Ecology compiling comments on a tentative proposal to regulate manure lagoons. More

Bluetongue cases increase among wildlife, livestock

Bluetongue virus has been found in 42 animals, including white-tailed deer and livestock, according to Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. More

2 grizzlies relocated after killing livestock in Wyoming

The bears, which were killing livestock on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment, were relocated to grizzly habitat in the Fox Creek drainage of the Clarks Fork River. More

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