Though his cattle are safely back where they belong, Oregon farmer Bryan Schmidt is still disturbed by the reason for their escape.
The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association says a federal plan to relocate grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains is a contradictory mistake that fails to adequately address environmental impact…
The court granted a preliminary injunction on implementation of the 2019 plans, restoring the 2015 Obama-era revisions to resource management plans.
Loss of the pesticide chlorpyrifos next year in California will have a huge impact on integrated pest management in alfalfa production, UC-Davis scientists say.
Apples, milk and wheat still lead Washington agricultural production, but overall production was down 2% in 2018 from the previous year.
Executive orders take aim on bureaucratic abuse.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Early snowstorms in northwest Montana have contributed to the deaths of five grizzly bears in one week on the Rocky Mountain Front.
CME Group is offering $1,500 scholarships to students pursuing a career in the beef industry.
U.S. pork exports grew handsomely in August year over year, increasing 22% in volume to 221,586 metric tons and 19% in value to $588.8 million, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Montana say they captured and killed a grizzly bear that killed livestock east of Rogers Pass along the Rocky Mountain Front.
Four subcommittee meetings will precede the next Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, as members increasingly talk about hot-button topics such as wolves and cougars in undocumente…
A $1 million donation has pushed the University of Idaho past the halfway point for funding its new $8 million meat science facility, slated to open in 2023.
A Washington health agency continues to craft new regulations for commercial farms by expanding an old rule that bars “stable manure” from fouling “populous districts.”
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Federal and state wildlife officials have started a search in northern Idaho for a cougar that killed multiple livestock.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking to fill four vacancies on its Wolf Advisory Group.
An overwhelming majority of people at an Oct. 7 meeting in Okanogan, Wash., are opposed to more grizzly bears in the North Cascades. An assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior h…
The Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association auction at the Northeast Washington Fair raised nearly $200,000 to benefit area youths.
A Washington feedlot alleges that a receiver who’s overseeing the dissolution of a defunct Oregon beef packing company isn’t cost effective and should be terminated.
Having a passion for their operation and a willingness to think outside the box are characteristics of the successful livestock enterprises we visited on tour in Indiana in early September.
Washington Fish and Wildlife has paused after killing one wolf in the Grouse Flats pack in southeast Washington and will wait to see whether the surviving six adult wolves attack more cattle, …
CHOTEAU, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Montana GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte fielded calls for better management of grizzly bears during a weekend visit to Montana's Rocky Moun…
A federal judge has dismissed an Oregon ranch’s lawsuit against the federal government over grazing without granting its request for about $18,000 in attorney fees.
Wildlife biologists successfully placed a GPS collar on a juvenile wolf from the Indigo group in Western Oregon, seeking to learn more about the movements and territory of packs in the region.
IRRC educational outreach noted
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife had a muted response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s criticism that it shoots too many wolves, but the agency sought alternatives and studied for weeks befo…
Environmentalists want to reinstate grazing prohibitions on 22,000 acres across 13 sites in Eastern Oregon to improve studies of sage grouse habitat.
The spread of the disease is making AFS a whole-of-Asia challenge.
Threemile Canyon Farms in Boardman, Ore., and many other farms are expanding their manure digesters to produce natural gas.
Looking out at an expansive meadow in Oregon’s Blue Mountains, local cattleman Loren Stout sees not an idyllic landscape but an “environmental disaster.”
A former Bush administration assistant secretary of Labor assesses pros and cons of proposed agricultural foreign guestworker rule changes.
The U.S. Department of Labor should consider setting minimum wages for foreign guestworkers at a flat percentage over minimum wage, says the National Council of Agricultural Employers.
Shooting wolves annually in the Kettle River Range in northeast Washington is “simply unacceptable,” state Gov. Jay Inslee said in a letter Monday to Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind.
New spending urged for emergencies only amid slowing growth
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is seeking changes in how the state deals with problem wolves in Ferry County, in an effort to reduce the number of gray wolves that are being killed.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Congress is closer to approving a contentious wild horse initiative backed by national animal welfare groups and the livestock industry but condemned by leaders of the larges…
Proposed changes to the H-2A-visa foreign guestworker program don’t incentivize use of E-verify, don’t meet administration goals and violate federal law, a farm labor association says.
The seven cows or calves attacked by the Grouse Flats wolfpack in southeast Washington in the past 13 months belonged to seven different ranchers, Washington Fish and Wildlife officials said T…
U.S. farmers are cheering a new trade deal with Japan that they say will put them on equal footing with overseas competitors.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese importers have set deals to buy American soybeans and pork, the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday, as the two governments make conciliatory gestures ahead of trade talks.
BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing more pork from stockpiles to help cool surging prices ahead of celebrations of the Communist Party's 70th anniversary in power.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An environmental group says the U.S. government is running a secret cattle grazing program in six western states and won't release details.
After winning a court order limiting grazing, environmentalists are now seeking to overturn the federal government’s grazing authorization for two Oregon ranchers convicted but later pardoned …
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A conservation group trying to create the largest nature reserve in the Lower 48 U.S. states said Tuesday it was scaling back its request to expand bison grazing in Mont…
Washington Fish and Wildlife will attempt to cull a southeast Washington wolfpack that has been attacking cattle, the department announced early Tuesday.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has authorized the killing of some wolves in the Grouse Flats pack in an effort to stop the pack from preying on cattle.
Looks at cows' ability to keep grazing at elevation when conditions toughen
A southeast Washington wolfpack has injured another cow, reopening the possibility that Washington Fish and Wildlife will lethally thin the pack.
TOKYO — Negotiators are hurrying to finalize this month a new trade deal between U.S. president Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an official with the Japanese Cabinet Secre…
ROSEBURG, Ore. — A part-time job at the Douglas County Farmers Co-op turned into a career for Rex Heard.
NEW YORK (AP) — What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of…
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday that it is investigating more suspected cases of African swine fever in farms near its border with North Korea, as fears grow over the spread …
People not involved in the hay business probably never think much about what goes into tarping hay stacks to protect them from weather. But it’s an industry that has grown from nothing to a vi…
Turning a non-native weevil loose to feed on the invasive weed yellow starthistle likely won’t harm native plants or cause other environmental damage, the USDA said Tuesday.
How many opponents of North Cascades grizzly bear restoration attend an Oct. 7 public meeting could be key in deciding plan’s fate.
Comment taken through Oct. 15 on environmental statement's scope