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Mars investigating spilled Skittles headed for cattle feed
The Skittles were supposed to be destroyed because a power outage prevented the signature “S” from being placed on the candies.

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Parts of Latvia under emergency due to African swine fever
The source of the extremely contagious virus is unclear, but one farm has been put under quarantine and the government has earmarked additional 100,000 euros ($107,000) to fight the disease.
WDFW hoped shooting 5 wolves would stop attacks
WDFW hoped shooting 5 wolves would stop attacks
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife releases report on the $134,999 operation to kill seven wolves
Utah ranchers forming LLC in innovative grazing plan
Utah ranchers forming LLC in innovative grazing plan
Ranchers in northern Utah are consolidating their grazing permits and livestock to implement rest rotational grazing across 10 allotments and 136,000 acres.
Eagles’ resurgence comes at a price for farmers
Eagles’ resurgence comes at a price for farmers
Federal protections mean farmers can do little to keep eagles away, said Ken Klippen, a poultry scientist and former farmer who heads the National Association of Egg Farmers.
Cattlemen meet new legislators, plan bills for 2017 session
The California Cattlemen’s Association is meeting new members of the Legislature and planning potential bills to sponsor in the 2017 session.
Veterinary feed rule changes affect pork producers
Federal veterinary feed rules will make a difference for pork producers.
Washington Cattlemen’s Jack Field moving over to Cattle Feeders
Washington Cattlemen’s Jack Field moving over to Cattle Feeders
Washington Cattlemen's Association director Jack Field is moving over to lead the Washington Cattle Feeders Association
Bird flu detected in Montana duck
Bird flu in Montana
Arizona high court to review identical cattle brand ruling
Rancher David Stambaugh objected when the state Agriculture Department allowed a California cattle company that bought land in Arizona to use the identical brand on its cattle.
USDA moves to dismiss HSUS pork trademark lawsuit
USDA moves to dismiss HSUS pork trademark lawsuit
Pork producers say USDA’s motion is long overdue but still chastises the agency for entering into settlement talks with HSUS.

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