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Arrests made in mink farm attacks

U.S. mink production and prices are both up, and suspects have been charged in connection with 2013 attacks on mink farms, including one Idaho facility. More

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Washington Farm Bureau pans Inslee’s carbon cap directive

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee directs Department of Ecology to develop carbon cap, drawing rebuke from Washington Farm Bureau. More


Egg industry struggles to recover from bird flu

Egg prices continue to rise as industry tries to recover from bird flu epidemic. More


Soda Springs rancher appointed to Idaho Senate

Soda Springs rancher and farmer Mark Harris has been appointed to the Idaho Senate by Gov. Butch Otter. More


Cattle on feed up, marketings lower

Increased cattle on feed numbers are more reflective of feedlots holding cattle longer rather than higher cattle supplies, given decreased marketings of fed cattle and lower slaughter levels. More

Former rancher creates rock with names of 105 old cattle brands

A sandstone rock in Fairfield, Idaho, that has the logos of 105 cattle brands is catching the attention of the state's ranching industry. More

Mid-year cattle inventory confirms expansion

USDA's July 1 cattle inventory report verifies beef herd expansion with increases in beef cow and heifer repplacement numbers. More

Pheasant hunting as a successful ranch enterprise

Columnist Doug Warnock discusses the latest topics in ranch management. More

WDFW: One more kill will put Dirty Shirt wolves at risk

A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife official says ranchers will be offered a permit to shoot up to two wolves if any more livestock is killed by the Dirty Shirt pack in Stevens County. More

Officials say Michigan beef cattle herd has bovine TB

The most recent case is the 62nd cattle herd found to have the infectious bacterial disease in Michigan since 1998 and the second this year. More

Molly Jo DelCurto serves as Oregon’s Beef Ambassador

A Linn-Benton Community College student is Oregon's Beef Ambassador. More

Wolves kill yearling Angus in Central Washington

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed that a yearling Angus has been killed by wolves in Central Washington. More

NE Washington wolves linked to more cattle deaths

Wolves have killed three cows and one calf in Stevens County in northeast Washington. Ranchers call for lethal removal. More

Downtown cattle drive highlights ICA’s 100th birthday

The mood was celebratory as a few hundred Idaho Cattle Association members celebrated the group's 100th birthday in Boise July 14-18. More

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