BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — One of the last and largest wild bison populations in North America has begun its migration out of Yellowstone National Park into southwestern Montana, where they are being hunted and face government-sponsored slaughter as part of a population reduction program.
SALEM — Lab-raised meat is unlikely to make rapid strides in the consumer market due to steep economic and technological hurdles, according to a prominent animal geneticist.
U.S. cattle producers are worried about food safety and animal health.
The Washington State Board of Health is taking comments on a proposal that could lead to fines against ranchers, farmers and other animal owners for stockpiling manure too close to a well, dit…
Washington wolf advocates scored a court victory Thursday, as a judge in Seattle said he will take another look at whether Fish and Wildlife's wolf-removal protocol violates the State Environm…
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are accusing U.S. land managers of failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resultin…
Red-tape reduction: Idaho administrative-rules overhaul impacts ag, timber sectors.
A bill asking meat suppliers to package beef as either "USA" or "imported" passed the Washington House by a wide margin Tuesday.
House Bill 496 now before the Idaho Legislature would exempt certain custom meat-processing services from the state's 6% sales tax.
Washington ranch manager Michael Crowder is the new president-elect for the National Association of Conservation Districts. Crowder will be sworn in as president for a one-year term in February 2021.
Agriculture contributed 9.3% of the U.S. output of greenhouse gases in 2018, mostly nitrous oxide from fertilized fields and methane from cattle, the Environmental Protection Agency reports in…
Farmer and rancher support helps drive transition to nutrition-rich perishables as food bank aims to expand.
Members of a local off-road club are now working to deliver tons of hay donated by Northwest farmers and ranchers to feed livestock impacted by recent flooding in northeast Oregon.
Pack horses are tried and true, and mules are proven hunting-gear haulers. Hunting elk with a trio of domestic goats, though, is an acquired taste.
With more than 60 million people under lockdown in more than a dozen Chinese cities, the new outbreak is prompting calls to permanently ban the sale of wildlife.
SEATTLE (AP) — Recent rain has damaged some salmon hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest, Washington state wildlife experts said.
U.S. pork and lamb exports made a good showing in 2019, while beef exports took a step back from 2018’s record levels.
Breeding beef genetics onto dairy cows to create calves that are fully functional in the beef industry can provide an additional revenue stream for dairy producers.
A fifth-generation cow/calf producer from Filer, Idaho, was elected chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board during the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
A northeast Washington sheriff has offered to help Fish and Wildlife trap and collar wolves, a proposal the state agency says it's considering but hasn't accepted.
A bill urging Washington Fish and Wildlife to put radio collars on more wolves has been loosened, making electronically tracking livestock-attacking packs a priority for the department rather …
An investor has filed a lawsuit against the Beyond Meat company, which makes plant-based imitation beef, pork and poultry products, for allegedly minimizing a dispute with a former food processor.
The calf was in a fenced private pasture and was reported dead by a rancher Feb. 3, the department said Monday.
Smith is a cow-calf operator who retains ownership through feedlots.
Eileen Rowan, a technical expert for the Soil and Water Conservation District in Idaho County, has been working with landowners to plan various projects aimed at clearing the water in the regi…
The beef cow herd is down 1.2% year over year, and beef replacement heifers are down 1.9%
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $557 million.
FILER, Idaho (AP) — Idaho trout farm Riverence Holdings has announced the acquisition of its larger competitor Clear Springs Foods and now controls the majority of the market share in the state.
Fish and Wildlife wants more collars in some packs to steer cattle from danger, but wolves are too hard to capture for the department to meet a quota.
The beef industry's civil war over country-of-origin labels has come to the Washington Legislature, where an unusually long and politically varied list of lawmakers are sponsoring a bill to re…
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Creswell woman accused of neglecting 61 horses boarded at her facility has been sentenced to five years of probation, can no longer board horses and must pay restitution …
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife managers relocated or killed substantially fewer grizzly bears in northwestern Wyoming in 2019 compared to 2018.
Consumer demand for antibiotic-free meat has climbed as health messages have reached buyers. The shift reflects an effort to slow the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” — bacteria that…
The best photo of a leaping animal will win the photographer a special gift from the Capital Press.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana game farm is under quarantine after an elk tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the state Department of Livestock reported.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Upwards of 5,000 people are anticipated to walk through the doors of the Klamath County Cattlemen's Association's 60th Annual Bull and Horse, with events happening all th…
A Northeast Washington legislator has introduced a bill directing the department to collar more wolves with radio transmitters, especially in packs that have attacked livestock.
When trespassers or their belongings are seen on private property, the landowner is advised to immediately call law enforcement.
Authorities are investigating the mysterious death and mutilation of a cow on a remote ranch at the border between Oregon's Lake and Deschutes counties.
Rancher Carson Kelly has become a trendsetter in central Idaho, flying a drone to help raise breeds of cattle originating in Scotland.
Legislation in Washington state would require makers of veggie burgers and other meat substitutes to label packages with a disclaimer that they have no meat.
The bill's sponsor says more wolf-hunting opportunities would reduce attacks on livestock and keep the predators from spreading into southern Idaho.
House Bill 2498 sets out a formula for paying producers whose leases are terminated early.
A gray wolf was spotted on camera earlier this month roughly 10 miles northwest of Medford in Southern Oregon.
Building is completed in Salmon, while CAFE plans and Parma fundraising are making progress.
The lawsuit claims federal meat inspectors are precluded and prevented from performing critical appraisals.
Juliana Ranches returns to Burns to focus on cattle nutrition, work with producers
People learn through stories, said Michele Payn, a nationally recognized speaker and author on the food industry. And as the stories around food change, the way people think about food is chan…
The trade deal resolves several non-tariff trade barriers that have limited U.S. beef exports to China.
Administrative rules are a big topic as commodity commissions, state agencies get an update.
The proposed rule would modernize and clarify regulations to facilitate more efficient, effective and timely NEPA reviews for ranchers with federal allotments.
Smaller cows produce more pounds per acre and more profits for cow-calf producers.
The Northeast Washington Wildlife Group is asking the region's residents about their cougar concerns.
The segment was misleading and failed to include critical information about modern pork production, according to the pork producers.
The Washington Wolf Advisory Group is discussing a change in how the state Department of Fish and Wildlife manages wolves that repeatedly attack livestock.