ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A record number of captive-born wolf pups has been placed into the wild as part of an effort by federal and state wildlife managers to boost the genetic diversity among Mexican gray wolves in the Southwestern United States.
Idaho noxious-weed officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for poison hemlock, present at above-average levels this year due to a mild winter and spring, an adequate water supply …
Meatpacking plant closures and slowdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have market-ready cattle overstaying their welcome in feedlots and crowding out newcomers.
Washington Fish and Wildlife said Friday it won't shoot wolves in a pack that has attacked three calves in approximately one week in Stevens County.
GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — Even though scores of rodeos across the country are canceling or postponing this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the White Bird Rodeo and Grangev…
The Washington Cattlemen’s Association is accepting applications for a new executive vice president.
USDA Wildlife Services during the first 10 months of Idaho’s fiscal year confirmed 46% fewer wolf-caused depredations of livestock and domestic animals and handled 21% fewer investigations com…
Many industry leaders have expressed excitement about how the relief package will help agribusinesses. But some say CFAP's structure is flawed and excludes thousands of farmers and ranchers in crisis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outbreaks of E. coli illness that sickened 188 people who ate romaine lettuce grown in California probably came from cattle grazing near the farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Ad…
The coronavirus pandemic has forced five universities to move a rare regional conference on manure from a Boise hotel to Zoom.
A northeast Washington wolf pack attacked two more calves, Fish and Wildlife confirmed Tuesday, potentially pushing the department to consider lethal control.
A dealer statutory trust would give livestock producers and auction markets precedence over lenders if a dealer defaulted on payment.
Wolf management in northeast Washington will be overseen this summer by Fish and Wildlife Eastern Region Director Steve Pozzanghera, a choice the president of a rancher's group said ignores a …
An Oregon ranch is accused of starting a wildfire that burned 12,700 acres owned by a timber company that’s now seeking $15 million in damages.
Record of Decision released for part of plan to reduce wildfire risk in sagebrush landscape
Nearly one in five workers at Tyson Foods' beef plant in Pasco, Wash., tested positive for COVID-19, the company reported Friday.
A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday requiring packers to purchase a minimum of 50% of their cattle through cash markets is pushing the conversation.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A highly contagious and deadly rabbit disease has been found in California for the first time, the state Fish and Wildlife Department said.
WEISER, Idaho (AP) — A cluster of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed in Washington County, leading to the voluntary shutdown of a food processing plant, Idaho health officials said Wednesday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal land managers say it will take two decades and cost more than $1 billion over the first six years alone to slash wild horse populations to sustainable levels necessar…
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. meat exports are surging even as the industry is struggling to meet domestic demand because of coronavirus outbreaks at processing plants that have sickened hundreds of…
Wolf advocates are petitioning the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to limit shooting wolves on public, to require more from ranchers to protect grazing livestock and to put them under …
Wolves inflicted fatal injuries on a calf Monday in a private pasture in Stevens County, Wash., in an area occupied by a pack that Fish and Wildlife culled in 2012.
Cattle producers from pasture to feedlot are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is backing up the natural flow of the market.
The wide price disparity between beef and cattle has been raising concerns of price manipulation by beef processors.
Elk hoof disease has been found for the first time in the Yakima herd in Central Washington, expanding the geographic reach of a pathogen that resembles one that makes cattle lame.
The Cattle Producers of Washington has a roster of five people who will watch for conflicts between wolves and cattle in northeast Washington, reinforcing other state-funded efforts to prevent…
LEBANON, Ore. — A Willamette Valley ranching couple, fined nearly $18,000 last year for creating an illegal burn pile that included 40 dead animals, contested the Oregon Department of Environm…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s first cases of elk hoof disease have been discovered in two animals in a herd of Roosevelt elk that live in Del Norte County, the state Department of Fis…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the U.S. government from killing coyotes and other predators in Idaho until environmental studies are carried out.
A week after President Trump ordered meat processing plants to stay open during COVID-19, the industry continues to stumble through plant closures, production losses and outbreaks.
Two ranches in Western Montana claim they’re owed nearly $9 million because the federal government burned their rangeland while trying to control a wildfire.
Tyson Fresh Meats reopened its Pasco, Wash., beef plant Tuesday, resuming limited operations after a 12-day shutdown to test workers for COVID-19.Employees will begin their shift with a tour t…
The disparity between cattle prices and wholesale beef prices bring calls for structural change.
Environmentalists have failed to convince the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that grazing authorizations unlawfully harmed bull trout on seven allotments in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest.
A northeast Oregon rancher legally shot and killed a wolf caught in the act of chasing livestock on private land early in the morning on April 23, according to the Wallowa County Sheriff's Off…
Washington Fish and Wildlife decided Friday to begin its spring trapping of wolves, an activity that had previously been considered non-essential under Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order.
Farmers across the Midwest have been devastated by the prospect of euthanizing hundreds of thousands of hogs after the temporary closure of giant pork production plants due to the coronavirus.
A northeast Washington sheriff said Thursday he's ready to trap and put radio collars on wolves, an activity the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended as non-essential under the …
While critical to keeping the food supply chain moving, an executive order to keep meatpacking plants operating raises safety concerns.
WALLULA, Wash. (AP) — A Tyson Fresh Meats beef plant near the Tri-Cities will remain closed for a while longer as county health officials await test results on all the approximately 1,400 workers.
R-CALF USA is taking its fight to get mandatory country-of-origin labeling on beef and other products to consumers, who are seeing slim supplies in grocery stores.
Ellensburg, Wash., rancher Marty Stingley was recently appointed to the Cattlemen's Beef Board, which oversees the national Beef Checkoff.
CDC and OSHA issue guidelines to help protect packing plant workers.
State wildlife managers will test several new ways to reduce conflict this summer between wolves and livestock in northeast Washington, asking ranchers to try electronic ear tags, drones, cow …
Low feeder cattle prices, cautious feedlot owners and processing issues are backing up the system.
Bruce Akey, director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory talks about on COVID-19.
The Junior Livestock Show of Spokane will go virtual May 7, with judges watching youth member's videos of the animals they're showing. Manager Lynn Cotter is working to connect young sellers w…
Camera counts aim to build on 2019 project debut.
Researchers hope to confirm soon whether any wolves have ventured into Washington's South Cascades, a University of Washington scientist said Wednesday.
Few sectors of the economy have been spared from the havoc wreaked around the globe by the COVID-19 pandemic, and U.S. agriculture is no different.
The USDA has announced $19 billion in federal aid that will be distributed this spring to help farms and ranches across the U.S. survive the plunging prices caused by the COVID-19 shutdowns.
Washington’s wolf population grew by 15% in 2019, even as statewide recovery goals lost ground, according to a report released Monday by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The beef industry has begun to add up the coronavirus pandemic damages, which so far have soared past $13 billion.
Oregon’s Hammond Ranches will be vying with at least three other applicants for access to federal grazing allotments that it lost in a court ruling last year.