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Study rebuts Canada’s claim of economic harm from COOL
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Study rebuts Canada’s claim of economic harm from COOL
A National Farmers Union-backed economic study asserts the actual impacts to Canada's and Mexico's cattle industries from the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin meat labeling rule appear negligible. The Auburn University study rebuts Canada's claim its...

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Cage law blamed for skyrocketing egg prices in Calif.
Cage law blamed for skyrocketing egg prices in Calif.
Egg prices are skyrocketing in California, as a dozen eggs is expected to cost as much as 90 cents more by next week. The new cage requirements of Proposition 2 is seen as the main driver of the increase.
Washington lawmaker proposes moving wolves
Washington lawmaker proposes moving wolves
A northeast Washington legislator introduces bills to speed up wolf recovery.
Calif. ranchers grapple with proposed grazing regs
Calif. ranchers grapple with proposed grazing regs
California ranchers say the State Water Resources Control Board's plan to regulate grazing near streams is unnecessary and that the board hasn't considered measures that cattle producers have already taken to protect water quality.
20th anniversary of Yellowstone wolf reintroduction observed
20th anniversary of Yellowstone wolf reintroduction observed
It was 1995 when the first eight wolves live-trapped in Canada were placed inside fenced enclosures in Yellowstone National Park.
First Oregon wild duck tests positive for avian flu
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday the female mallard was taken Dec. 20 at Fern Ridge Wildlife Area outside Eugene and was tested as part of a program initiated since avian flu appeared in Washington.
Chipotle suspends pork supplier
Chipotle learned of the violation by the supplier on Friday through a routine audit, and did not have a timeline for when carnitas would return to affected stores.
Bull shortage may help receipts at annual Red Bluff sale
Bull shortage may help receipts at annual Red Bluff sale
Entrants are down as California enters its fourth year of drought, but good prices may help the 74th annual Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale top the $1 million mark in bull receipts for the fifth straight year.
Ranchers wary of proposed BLM handbook
Ranchers wary of proposed BLM handbook
Cattle organizations are closely watching as the Bureau of Land Management updates its handbook.
Another wolf reported in Southern Oregon
Another wolf reported in Southern Oregon
A new wolf has been reported in southern Klamath County, an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife representative says. If the sighting is confirmed, the wolf is not believed to be part of OR-7's Rogue Pack.
Idaho goat producers could be assessed 80 cents per head
Idaho goat producers could be assessed 80 cents per head
Pending legislative approval, goat producers in Idaho will be assessed a checkoff fee for the first time, beginning this year. The fee of 80 cents per head will be collected at the point of sale.