OLYMPIA — Under a bill introduced Tuesday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife would have a little over a year to decide whether wolves are in the state to stay.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a sprawling greenhouse in the northern Nevada desert, tilapia and tomatoes are being farmed in a circle-of-life partnership.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to keep operating an Idaho board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is on its way to Gov. Brad Little.
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and a Texas colleague joined several dreamer advocacy groups in a press conference, Feb. 13, pushing for legislative action to legalize people who came to the …
OLYMPIA — A bill to compensate farmers for elk-damaged pastures only nibbles at the problems faced by eastern Skagit County, Wash., ranchers, the measure’s sponsor said Friday.
The Senate's public lands package advances some priorities for ranchers but also perpetuates federal land acquisitions.
Washington Fish and Wildlife may prohibit cattle from some department grazing lands to avoid conflicts with wolves, according to an internal review of grazing policies.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say a disease that afflicts elk and leaves the animal's hooves broken and deformed has been identified in Idaho for the first time.
The Spokane County Cattlemen group has donated $500 each to the Second Harvest Food Bank's Beef Counts program and the Spokane Veterans Home beef program.
The New Green Deal introduced last week by Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate does not propose banning cow flatulence, but it does strike at something that powers farm production — diesel fuel.
HALFWAY, Ore. — In 2009 two wolves migrating from Idaho were killed in Baker County, Ore., after they attacked local livestock.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to make sure meat products produced from a cultured cell can't be labeled the same as steaks, burger and other items that come from livestock and poultry.
OLYMPIA — Washington’s cattle industry has yet to agree on a plan to sustain brand inspections, a program that’s heading toward a million-dollar deficit and might be closed down, according to …
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to make permanent an Idaho board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk has cleared the Senate.
A rancher has reported the shooting of a wolf chasing cattle Monday evening in Adams County in Eastern Washington, an area where there are no known wolfpacks.
Grow yards that condition cattle for feedlots are assuming a bigger role in the cattle industry.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $551 million.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Environmental and public health groups are again trying to block the spraying of a controversial pesticide on oyster and clam beds in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor.
Southern Oregon rancher Ted Birdseye has received two inflatable tube men from the environmental group Defenders of Wildlife to help prevent further wolf attacks on his cattle.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is a step closer to becoming permanent following a Senate panel's split vote on Monday.
OLYMPIA — An Eastern Washington legislator has introduced a bill to release wolves on a Puget Sound island, mocking a proposal to prohibit the state Department of Fish and Wildlife from killin…
SPOKANE — Rolf Westly has been asked to be a pallbearer four times in his lifetime.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge on Monday upheld protection for gray wolves under the state's Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the p…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers have advanced legislation to keep operating an Idaho board that manages money to pay a federal and state agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and big game.
OLYMPIA — The Humane Society of the United States has endorsed letting vetted hound handlers pursue cougars to stay sharp for when the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife needs dogs to …
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of Idaho officials will meet next week to consider paying $260,000 for attorney fees and other costs after losing a lawsuit over an unconstitutional law that sought…
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Attorneys for a once-neglected horse are filling an appeal after an Oregon judge dismissed their lawsuit last year, finding that animals don't have a right to sue.
A University of Idaho Extension workshop will help new ranchers learn the basic of cattle ownership.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A rancher in Jackson County who has had gray wolves eat his livestock is now using a lime-green inflatable dancing man to keep the predators at bay.
The Forest Service and BLM are statutorily obligated to administer the grazing program, although some elements will be missing.
As a sheep flips from its back to its front legs and scrambles out the small door of a trailer, it’s as much as 20 pounds lighter than when it entered a few minutes before.
A wolfpack in northeast Washington has killed two calves and a cow in Ferry County this month, bringing the number of attacks on cattle by the pack since early September to 19.
While the cattle industry is improving beef quality with more marbling, it needs to put more focus on consistency and keep carcass sizes in check.
Online auction showcases increasingly attainable genetics
Four environmental groups are pulling out of a stakeholders group with hunters and cattlemen to review a proposed five-year update of the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.
MEDFORD, Ore. — The federal government has been defending its management of six national wildlife refuges against legal challenges from both farmers and environmentalists.
Reducing stress on livestock during handling will help reduce sickness, minimize the time off feed and help maintain meat quality.
A Washington rancher who wounded a Togo pack wolf last summer told investigators the growling male was charging downhill toward him when he fired, according to Fish and Wildlife reports releas…
Feedlot discipline, strong beef demand, a good economy and stalled expansion all bode well for cattle markets in 2019.
Wolves from the Rogue pack continue to prey on cattle at Mill-Mar Ranch in southwest Oregon, frustrating rancher Ted Birdseye and prompting him to get creative with ways to fend off the predators.
Both cattle inventory and carcass weights show feedlots are keeping current.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Dayton O. "Hawk" Hyde hadn't lived in the Klamath Basin for more than 30 years, but he returned to his family's Yamsi Ranch shortly before Thanksgiving.
The number of confirmed wolf attacks on cattle in Washington in 2018 was more than double any previous year, according to Fish and Wildlife reports.
The court denied a petition for review of USDA’s actions to withdraw the Obama administration’s parting rules addressing unfair practices and to continue existing policy.
SPOKANE — Washington's wolf advisory group will look at increasing the populations of deer and elk to provide the predators with more food and reduce attacks on livestock.
An apparent relocation of wild horses to Oregon’s Malheur National Forest has upset ranchers who say the area is already overstocked with the animals.
Record beef production will carry price risks for cattle producers in the coming year.
CORVALLIS, Ore. — John Myers credits the silt loam soil, the warm days and the humid mornings for the quality of hay he grows on his family’s property in the Butter Creek Valley southwest of E…
Medusahead and Ventenata grow unchecked on the prairie for several reasons — high silica content makes it unpalatable for livestock and game animals, it grows on bare ground and needs few nutr…
Oregon’s sage grouse population was down 10 percent in 2018, which reflects unfavorable weather conditions rather than the efficacy of recovery efforts, according to state wildlife regulators.
A coalition of environmental and community groups is challenging the USDA’s decision to exclude loans to medium-sized “concentrated animal feeding operations” from environmental analysis.
A plan by USDA to expand predator control activities in Idaho has been overturned by a federal judge who found it should undergo a more extensive environmental analysis.
COLVILLE, Wash. — The new director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says his agency needs to rebuild trust with the state’s ranchers.
The access expands U.S. beef trade in Africa and is expected to be an $80 million market for U.S. beef.
The Washington official who has the last word on whether to kill wolves says he struggled with making the call last summer, but decided that culling three packs that were attacking cattle was …