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Oregon farmer challenging order to confine hogs
An hog farmer is opposing the Oregon Department of Agriculture's order to build a swine confinement facility to correct water problems.

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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.
Beef, dairy groups question proposed organic rule
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.
Vandals use fireworks to hassle goats
An Edwall, Wash., sheep rancher says vandals let 240 of his goats out in Issaquah, Wash.
Sensor notifies farmers when cows go into labor
It alerts dairy managers by cellphone and email about an hour before a cow gives birth.
Stevens County ranchers protest Profanity Peak wolf pack
Stevens County ranchers protest Profanity Peak wolf pack
Stevens County Cattlemen say the wolf population needs to be reduced to stop depredations on ranches.
U.S. House passes bill that prevents a Malheur County national monument
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.
Range rider program seeks to avert wolf-livestock conflicts
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.
Wolves kill second NE Washington calf in a week
Wolves kill second NE Washington calf in a week
Two calves have been killed by wolves in northwestern Washington state in the past week.
Wolves in Colville Valley worry state wildlife managers
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.
Washington livestock compensation system ‘broken’
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.

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