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Bill grants livestock producers capital gains tax deduction
A bill that has passed the Idaho Legislature would ensure that partners in a livestock operation are treated the same as other industries when it comes to a state tax deduction for capital gains.

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Legislature honors legendary Oregon rancher
Legendary cattleman William “Bill Kitt” Kittredge
is honored by the Oregon Legislature.
Idaho grain, cattle producers agree on ‘open range’ plan
Groups representing Idaho grain and cattle producers have developed a plan they hope will help settle open range disagreements at the local rather than state level.
Idaho lawmakers OK $200,000 for sheep station
Idaho lawmakers OK $200,000 for sheep station
The USDA's sheep experiment station near Dubois, Idaho, which is targeted for closure, will receive $200,000 in ongoing state funding. Supporters say it's a message to the USDA that Idaho supports the continued operation of the station and "has skin in...
Action on wolves can’t wait until 2017, senator says
Action on wolves can’t wait until 2017, senator says
Washington senator pushes state wildlife managers to act now to curb wolves from killing livestock.
Lambing keeps farmer busy in foothills of Coast Range
Lambing keeps farmer busy in foothills of Coast Range
Coyotes remain the biggest problem for sheep operator oin Oregon's west side.
Bird flu strikes third California poultry farm
Bird flu strikes a third commercial turkey farm in Central California.
Oregon expands sage grouse conservation agreements
Oregon expands sage grouse conservation agreements
Another 2.3 million acres of private rangeland is now included in voluntary agreements to conserve sage grouse habitat in Oregon.
More rain needed as rangelands enter peak growing season
More rain needed as rangelands enter peak growing season
More rain in California is needed as forage grasses enter their peak growing season, but federal forecasters predict drier-than-normal conditions over the next few weeks.
Seven groups sign off on beef checkoff changes
Seven of the eight organizations in the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to add an additional $1 a head to the beef checkoff assessment and change the makeup of the committee that nominates candidates for...
Water quality considerations in livestock management
Water quality considerations in livestock management
Columnist Doug Warnock writes about best practices for grazing management.