Three pups allegedly taken from Emmett-area sheep ranch, transported to Washington. Warrant issued.
DENVER (AP) — Some wildlife advocates are urging Colorado officials to streamline planning for reintroducing the gray wolf, arguing the launch of an overly bureaucratic process will frustrate …
The farm dog, some say, is the “unsung hero,” “part of the family” and one of the most important parts of rural life.
Katie Ostrander is an active and vocal advocate for agriculture in the county and has dedicated countless hours of volunteer time organizing events, creating fundraisers and as a fundamental l…
NCBA is building relationship in the new administration to influence environmental policy.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A house panel on Tuesday introduced legislation allowing the use of snowmobiles, ATVs, powered parachutes and other methods to hunt and kill wolves year-round and with no l…
Therapy and exercise classes involving livestock could be permitted in Oregon’s exclusive farm use zones under a bill that’s drawn skepticism from agriculture and farmland protection groups.
The conference will feature members of Congress, policy experts, scientists and others focused on western lands, waters and perspectives.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday held its first of two hearings to consider Deb Haaland, Biden's nominee to lead the Interior Department.
While alfalfa acres were down 3% in the U.S. in 2020 compared with the 10-year average, there have been some big declines in western states over time.
Washington was the exception due to more alfalfa acres, lower demand from the Middle East and tough times for dairies..
The snow and cold temperatures we’ve been having in February make it seem like spring is far away. But spring weather really isn’t that far away and it’s not too early to be thinking about pas…
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials opened a wolf season Monday after hunting advocates sued to move the start date up from November amid fears that the Biden administration migh…
Members of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association elected Eastern Oregon rancher Skye Krebs to serve as regional vice president for policy.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A longtime Nevada rancher is suing U.S. regulators over the approval of a lithium mine on federal rangeland he says would violate environmental laws and undermine changes he …
The Meat and Potato Company began operations in November and is already seeing high demand for its restaurant-grade products.
Plans to reopen Oregon's second-largest dairy remain unchanged, despite the new owners — a prominent farm family based in southeast Washington — facing allegations of fraud by Tyson Foods.
The Idaho Board of Land Commissioners recently approved the Owyhee Land Exchange with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
The U.S. District Court for northern California is allowing a lawsuit challenging the implementation of USDA’s New Swine Inspection System to proceed by denying USDA’s motion to dismiss the case.
OLYMPIA — Farm groups are lobbying to amend a capital gains tax proposal, hoping to head off a tax hit for cattlemen and retired farmers.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday overturned a Trump administration action that allowed mining and other development on 10 million acres in parts of six western states that ar…
As people rush to make dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day, a ranching couple in Grant County, who have been married for half a century, said it’s just another day.
When COVID-19 hit, Peyton Curtis came home to the ranch.
Washington farmers could get protection from overtime lawsuits, but only if farm groups negotiate "appropriate living wages" for farmworkers, under a bill introduced Wednesday in the House.
Oregon ranchers hope to forestall at least some of the maximum fee hikes proposed for the state’s brand inspection program, which faces a budget shortfall.
China fueled U.S. pork exports in 2020, but beef exports were stymied by foodservice restrictions and limited labor in meat plants.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The annual Klamath Bull Sale generally draws thousands of attendees, but not this year, and for organizers, that’s OK.
The team will guide the Beef Checkoff program to drive demand for beef.
To introduce Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act to new session of Congress.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a historic shift in the U.S. to eating at home, which impacted various sectors of the animal protein industry differently.
NCBA’s virtual winter meeting concluded with the election of new officers.
Local ranchers have been working closely with fish experts and conservation professionals for more than 25 years to improve fish habitat for ESA-listed Snake River chinook salmon and steelhead…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A male wolf collared by Oregon wildlife officials last year has been spotted in Northern California with another wolf, likely a female with whom he is likely to start a ne…
Wallowa County’s own Carman Ranch is contributing a lion’s share of the meat to be featured in the new “Wallowa Burger,” offered by Burgerville.
It would allow small processors to ship retail quantities of state-inspected beef across state lines through e-commerce.
Economists expect improved cattle prices this year.
Woodburn Livestock Auction in Woodburn, Ore., and Shasta Livestock Auction Yard in Cottonwood, Calif., have both announced they will permanently close their livestock auction yards.
Northwest Farm Credit Services has donated $2 million to the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UI announced Feb. 2.
Easterday Farms has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid allegations the Eastern Washington ranch and beef supplier bilked Tyson Foods out of $225 million by submitting fake invoice…
UNION COUNTY — The clock was ticking 25 years ago at the Country Animal Clinic in Island City.
Fish and Game camera counts peg summer headcount at 1,500-plus for second straight year.
The Center for Food Safety says FDA disregarded its own testing guidelines in approving a color additive for plant-based burger.
Klamath Bull Sale organizers are anticipating a strong market and a consistent number of consignors from throughout the Pacific Northwest for next week's 61st annual event.
Tyson Foods is suing an Eastern Washington beef supplier for allegedly defrauding the company out of more than $225 million by falsifying records and submitting fake invoices for more than 200…
Dr. Scott Leibsle is the new Idaho state veterinarian. He succeeds Dr. Bill Barton, who retired after 14 years. Leibsle has been the deputy state veterinarian since 2011.
Chickens are the largest category of live animals traded globally, but overall trade in live animals is a colossal — and growing — $21 billion industry.
After 38 years, Oregon wildlife regulators want to make permanent a program that provides hunting tags to landowners who provide habitat for elk, deer and antelope.
The cap on license fees would increase from $500 to $1,000 per feed manufacturer and from $20 to $60 per commercial feed product under Senate Bill 36.
Almost two dozen organizations, led by R-CALF USA, have sent a letter urging the U.S. International Trade Commission to recognize that imported blueberries are seriously harming U.S. growers.
The Capital Press asked several farmers and ranchers to imagine they were sitting across a table from Biden. What would they tell the new president, if given that chance?
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said FDA does not support the MOU signed by Health and Human Service and has no intention of abdicating its public health mandate.
Controversies over the family’s use of the grazing allotments stem from the arson convictions of Dwight and Steven Hammond, a father and son who were later pardoned by President Donald Trump f…
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association expects challenges in the appropriations committee and the natural resources committee.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Future funding for Wildlife Services and the predator control work it provides is a concern for land and livestock owners in a couple southwestern Oregon counties.
Committee chairmanships will shift, but Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein loses favor on judiciary committee.