RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of fuel breaks they contend would violate the Endangered Species Act in a misguided effort to slow the advance of wildfires in six Wester…
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates on Thursday asked a federal court to overturn a U.S. government decision that stripped Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across most of the nation.
TWIN FALLS — The Idaho Beef Council is giving the University of Idaho $250,000 to create a meat science research endowment.
The federal Bureau of Land Management has proposed to award grazing privileges to Burns, Oregon, ranchers who lost their permits in 2014 and served prison time for committing arson on public lands.
OAKLEY — Doug Pickett had a long day Friday, Sept. 18.
Google searches for the word “recipe” skyrocketed during the first quarter of 2020 and are still up by about 16% from 2019, explained University of Idaho Extension educator Joel Packham.
Government payments helped Idaho’s food producers reap record profits in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new University of Idaho report.
One of the images that will stick with Jim Steinbeisser long after the COVID-19 pandemic ends is the sight of empty meat cases at supermarkets.
An Owyhee County rancher stands to lose a federal grazing preference and related water right if a land swap proposed between the Idaho Department of Lands and U.S. Bureau of Land Management is approved.
When Teton County looked at widening a county road, West 6000 South, by more than a foot on each shoulder, county officials knew that there would be impacts to adjacent wetlands near the headwaters of the Teton Rive and some mitigation would be required.
During the past year, schools and businesses have begun to rely on tele-conference meetings using Zoom or Skype software as a substitute for in-person conferences and classroom instructions. It's technology that the agricultural community and auction houses have been utilizing for years.
It’s been a tough year for the nation’s cattle industry. A number of the country’s meat packing plants had to close temporarily while others had to reduce plant production due to COVID-19 outbreaks resulting in a slowdown of the nation’s supply chain of meat.
BOISE — Fifteen years ago, Idaho agri-businesswoman Katie Colyer merged her interests in cattle and photography into a career that takes her to 80 to 90 sales and ranches per year.
FIRTH — The annual Adams Connection Snake River Valley Genetics Bull Sale has evolved over five decades, but what remains constant is the continued commitment to raising high-quality Black Angus and Lim-Flex registered cattle.
Preston Rancher Jay Wilde had a dream — to restore beavers to Birch Creek.
POCATELLO — During their 81st annual meeting Dec. 2, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation members supported three proposals that seek to make it easier for consumers to purchase meat directly from ranchers.
CALDWELL — Wayne Hungate’s holistic ranching method has enabled him to graze a bigger herd on a much smaller acreage of pasture, and yet his forage always seems to grow back thicker and more verdant than before.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials have announced plans to cull between 500 and 700 Yellowstone bison from the population, and no longer enroll the animals to a brucellosis quarantine program.
HAILEY — Central Idaho cattlemen were generally skeptical when the staff at the University of Idaho’s Rinker Rock Creek Ranch began replacing miles of barbed wire with wildlife-friendly fencing.
Two new meat processing plants are coming to Idaho and that could significantly reduce transportation costs for many ranchers who currently have to ship their cattle to other states.
The Lemhi River meanders for 60 miles through a big valley in this quiet corner of Eastern Idaho before it flows into the Salmon River. Motorists on Idaho Highway 28 might marvel at the wide open spaces and peaceful, bucolic scenes, with sprinklers watering hay fields, cattle grazing and san…
OOLAGAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation has agreed to buy the ranch where Will Rogers was born from the Oklahoma Historical Society.
BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Wildlife advocates and environmental groups are challenging the removal of federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S.
An Idaho State University research team has received a $1.3 million grant to study how streams that typically go dry for much of the year affect downstream water quality.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The state of Washington will take over management of most wolves within its borders early next year, after the U.S. government announced recently that gray wolves in the Lower 48 states would be delisted from the federal Endangered Species Act.
MOOSE, Wyoming (AP) — National Park Service investigators are seeking help from the public as they try to find out who shot and killed a wolf in western Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s chief veterinarian, Dr. Kathy Simmons, issued the following statement in mid-October in response to USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announcing draft policy to allow animal health researchers to conduct brucellos…
The Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show is one of the industry’s biggest events each year, bringing together cattlemen and cattlewomen from across the nation to do the work of our industry. Unfortunately, the current pandemic presents challe…
PAYETTE — Cash is a well-trained farm dog who excels in trialing competitions and was a finalist in the 2021 American Farm Bureau Dog of the Year Contest.
Although law enforcement agencies are reporting no signs of militia activity in Cache Valley during these times filled with news reports about armed groups, a national network with paramilitary leanings reportedly has dozens of members here.
NAMPA — The 2020 Idaho Cattle Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show will be held at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho, November 16-17th, 2020.
A newly released inspection report has revealed that a coronavirus outbreak at a meatpacking plant in northern Utah was more widespread than local health officials previously reported.
The Mink Creek watershed supports a wide variety of recreation uses with many quality trails and camping spots close to home in Pocatello.
RENO, Nev. — Citing the government’s repeated reversals and refusals to protect a cousin of the greater sage grouse the last two decades, conservationists are suing again to try to force the federal listing of the bi-state sage grouse along the California-Nevada line.
ARBON VALLEY — Dale Tubbs paused to appreciate the splendor of the sun rising over the yellow quaking aspen trees and the contrasting dark-green junipers on a recent morning at his Bull Canyon Ranch.
BOISE — Cattle grazing on a nearly half mile wide targeted strip of cheatgrass near Beowawe, Nevada, created a firebreak that helped limit a range fire to just 54 acres this past August compared to rangeland fires that more commonly race across thousands of acres of the Great Targeted graz…
TORRINGTON — Applications are now open for a program designed to address supply-chain concerns in Wyoming’s meat industry.
The greater sage-grouse is disappearing across the West as oil and gas extraction, development, wildfire, invasive plants and overgrazing change its habitat.
The Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission has published a new tri-fold public access brochure that gives 10 tips to outdoorsy people visiting the state’s rangelands to help them navigate a variety of issues on 28 million acres of wild open spaces in Idaho.
BILLINGS, Mont. — In May 2018, Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent was ordered by then-Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to manage the park’s bison “more actively like cattle on a ranch,” according to a park briefing statement.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to draft new rules governing the killing of wolves involved in conflicts with livestock, a move winning praise from conservation groups.
Intermountain Packing recently filed plans with the city to build a meatpacking processing plant on the south side of Iona Road between Holmes Avenue and North 15 East. The project will consist of a 50,000-square-foot plant on nine acres of land with a total capital investment of $20 million…
POCATELLO — There are some new, friendly reminders on the trail for your adventures in the West Fork Mink Creek area.
The U.S. Forest Service has joined the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in asking Idaho ranchers who water livestock on federal land to sign agreements stating that they are doing so as limited agents of the federal government.
A meatpacking processing plant is seeking incentives to build on the south side of Iona Road between Holmes Ave and North 15 East. The project will consist of a 50,000-square-foot plant on 9 acres of land with a total capital investment of $20 million. Construction is currently projected to …
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former oil industry attorney will continue calling the shots for a government agency that oversees nearly a quarter-billion public acres in the U.S. West, despite the White House saying over the weekend that President Donald Trump would withdraw the nomination of Wil…
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has killed the last two known wolves in the so-called Wedge pack in Stevens County, which had been preying on livestock, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday.
Sage grouse numbers have remained mostly flat this year, according to data from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The state of Washington on Tuesday ordered that more endangered wolves be killed in a pack that continued to prey on cattle in Stevens County even after one member was eliminated.
JEROME — Idaho-based Agri Beef Co. announced July 31 it will build a state-of-the-art regional beef processing facility in Jerome.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has killed one of the three members of an endangered wolf pack in the northeastern corner of the state in an attempt to reduce the pack’s attacks on cattle.
FOSSIL, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death and mutilation of another cow — this time, on rangeland in Eastern Oregon near Fossil.
BOISE, Idaho — Environmental groups reacted with mixed responses Thursday to a Trump administration plan to create critical habitat for a small, flowering plant found only in southwestern Idaho that was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 2016.
TORRINGTON — A recent ad campaign by fast food giant Burger King proved to be the last straw for a group of Goshen County ranchers.