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Beef, dairy groups question proposed organic rule

Livestock groups say a proposed rule on organic livestock practices is based on public perception rather than science. More

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Stevens County ranchers protest Profanity Peak wolf pack

Stevens County Cattlemen say the wolf population needs to be reduced to stop depredations on ranches. More

 

U.S. House passes bill that prevents a Malheur County national monument

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a funding bill that also prohibits the declaration of a national monument in Malheur County, Oregon. More

 

Wolves kill second NE Washington calf in a week

Two calves have been killed by wolves in northwestern Washington state in the past week. More

Livestock

Backyard poultry to blame for 14 Montana salmonella cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study says the cases are part of eight outbreaks that have infected 611 people in 45 states. More

Vandals use fireworks to hassle goats

An Edwall, Wash., sheep rancher says vandals let 240 of his goats out in Issaquah, Wash. More

Sensor notifies farmers when cows go into labor

It alerts dairy managers by cellphone and email about an hour before a cow gives birth. More

Range rider program seeks to avert wolf-livestock conflicts

The California Wolf Center is setting up a range rider program under which willing ranchers in far Northern California could have someone patrol their properties every few days looking for evidence of wolves or other predators. More

Wolves in Colville Valley worry state wildlife managers

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is monitoring a situation in the Colville, Wash., area where several wolves are getting closer in proximity to humans. More

Washington livestock compensation system ‘broken’

Ranchers shared their frustrations with the compensation system for losses to wolves during the wolf advisory group meeting July 67- in Spokane Valley, Wash. More

Beef exporters hope to follow pork into China

U.S. pork exports January to April are up 78 percent compared to last year. More

Giant steer looms large over Boise Airport

Visitors to the Boise Airport's baggage claim area will see a 15-foot, inflatable steer during the month of July. The display is meant to attract attention to the state's beef industry. More

WSDA director ousts state veterinarian

Washington State Veterinarian Joe Baker was dismmised from the position which he had held for 20 months. More

WDFW to buy forest, grazing land in Central Washington

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved buying more than 3,600 acres of forest and rangeland in Klickitat County. More

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