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I try not to make this column too educational but sometimes there is a need that can’t be ignored. When ranchers and cowmen work their cowherd, they are often under pressure to cull cows that they have developed a peculiar fondness for. Their excuses for keepin’ the ol’ darlin’ can be pretty…

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Weaning calves is a delicate process for producers and a risky one for the cattle, but it can also set both calves and mothers on a course for better health in the long-run. With feed prices rising, establishing a plan for weaning is especially important now.

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When you take a seat in the waiting room of a veterinary clinic, a feedlot office or an animal health store, you occasionally notice a body sitting there who looks out of place. They are often dressed in a more formal attire than most clientele. They may be doing their times (two times two i…

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Carl and Nessie Zitlau, of the Zitlau Valley Farm and the Granite Creek Ranch received the Century Farm and Ranch Award on Aug. 14. The Century Farm and Ranch Awards honors and recognizes families that have continuously owned and actively farmed or ranched the same land their ancestors did 1…

USDA’s Sept. 10 crop production report provided the first glimpse of just how harsh this year’s growing season in Idaho was.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Sept. 15 that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will ask the federal government to remove its protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region and permit the region's three states to manage and potentially allow hunting of the big bruins in certain areas, Gov. Mark Gordon said Thursday.

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon are stepping up efforts to kill wolves from a pack in the eastern part of the state due to continued attacks by the animals and evidence they are now focusing on livestock.

BOISE — A federal circuit court has rejected a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency statewide Idaho permit involving pollution into waterways from concentrated animal feeding operations.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres in Western states, back to the nation’s capital after two years in Colorado.

Though extreme summer heat and dryness wreaked havoc on major Idaho crops such as potatoes and grain this season, the state's farmers are optimistic they'll at least harvest a solid sugar beet crop. 

NAMPA — This summer, onion farmers in eastern Oregon and western Idaho faced a double threat to their livelihood. Even though most farmers had access to plenty of irrigation water, a lack of spring rain and hotter-than-normal summer temperatures hampered production.

TWIN FALLS — Following an extremely challenging year on local communities due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, Glanbia Nutritionals has continued to give back, recently donating $50,000 to Valley House Homeless Shelter towards their new Beyond Shelter Project.

SHOSHONE — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on a commercial-scale wind energy facility that is proposed to be constructed on BLM-managed public land in southern Idaho, approximately 25 miles northeast of Twin Falls. Magic Valley Energy LLC, an affiliate of LS Power, is s…

BOISE — President Joe Biden on Monday pointed to wildfires burning through the West to argue for his $3.5 trillion spending plan, calling year-round fires and other extreme weather a climate change reality the nation can no longer ignore.

MALAD — More than 100 Oneida County farmers and ranchers demonstrated outside of their local USDA Farm Service Agency office on Sept. 9, unhappy about a recent staffing upheaval they say could cause them to miss looming application deadlines for critical agricultural programs.

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