RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a Nevada project that would expand livestock grazing across 400 squares miles (1,036 square kilometers) of some of the highest priority sage-grouse habitat in the West and accused the government of deliberately misleading the public by underestim…
A new joint agreement between the Teton Regional Land Trust and a local family will preserve a scenic area of Teton Valley.
Evidence shows someone used a trailer to steal 17 head of cattle from a ranch on Fish Hatchery Road in Mackay earlier this month, which Custer County Sheriff’s Deputy Shade Rosenkrance said is unusual.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Five wolves were found dead in northeastern Oregon in February, according to law authorities.
Call it a rescue operation.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two conservation groups are working to raise $500,000 to fund modification and construction of quarantine pens near Yellowstone National Park so more bison can be transferred to tribes and avoid slaughter, officials said.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — As few as 29 nonnative mountain goats remain in Teton Range in Wyoming after aggressive efforts to hunt the animals out of existence, wildlife officials said.
MAXWELL, Iowa (AP) — Sudden meat shortages last year because of the coronavirus led to millions of dollars in federal grants to help small meat processors expand so the nation could lessen its reliance on giant slaughterhouses to supply grocery stores and restaurants.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy was arrested Monday after failing to attend his trial on charges that he trespassed during an Idaho legislative session last fall. Bundy didn’t appear in the courtroom because he was protesting outside the building instead, apparently …
All elk captured north of Belgrade as part of a multi-year brucellosis surveillance project tested negative for the bacterial disease, Montana officials announced last week.
A group of conservation organizations and governmental agencies have pooled their resources to help the Pocatello-based Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust hire a full-time Bear River watershed conservation coordinator.
A New York representative Wednesday reintroduced a bill to designate million acres of land as wilderness and hundreds of miles of rivers and streams as wild and scenic in five northwestern states, including Montana.
A leading beef industry research and analytics service is bullish on cattle in 2021, predicting a tightening supply and strong demand will contribute to a profitable year for ranchers.
A Senate panel on Thursday approved legislation that’s the product of Idaho's hundreds of thousands of cows and the 50 million pounds of cow manure they produce daily, the AP reports. The Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee voted 5-3 to send to the full Senate the bill requiring state officials to consider economic ramifications when imposing pollution...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, on Tuesday introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act in the U.S. Senate. If enacted, this legislation would direct the secretary of agriculture and the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish region…
A report released by researchers with Utah State University Extension and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food assess the potential for expanding meat processing capabilities in Utah and examine the potential demand for Utah beef.
DENVER — Some wildlife advocates are urging Colorado officials to streamline planning for reintroducing the gray wolf, arguing the launch of an overly bureaucratic process will frustrate the intent of voters who approved reintroduction by the end of 2023.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A senior adviser in the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday rescinded a January Trump administration decision to grant grazing allotments to an Oregon ranching family whose members were convicted of arson in a court battle that triggered the takeover of a federal wildlife …
HELENA, Mont. — Hunters and trappers who kill wolves in Montana could be reimbursed for their expenses by private groups under a proposal advanced by state lawmakers Monday that critics said is akin to the bounties that nearly exterminated the predators last century.
Environmental attorney to lead Bureau of Land Management
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A house panel on Tuesday introduced legislation allowing the use of snowmobiles, ATVs, powered parachutes and other methods to hunt and kill wolves year-round and with no limits in most of Idaho.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Feb. 4, the executive committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association approved the organization’s top 2021 policy priorities with a continued focus on advocating for a business climate that increases opportunities for producer profitability.
DENVER — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association concluded its virtual Winter Business Meeting Feb. 4 with the election of Jerry Bohn, a cattle producer from Wichita, Kan., as NCBA president.
LE PECQ, France — By taking meat off the menu at school canteens, the ecologist mayor of one of France’s most famously gastronomic cities has kicked up a storm of protest and debate as the country increasingly questions the environmental costs of its meaty dietary habits.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Bison have largely stayed in Yellowstone National Park and avoided being captured by park officials or killed by hunters this winter, officials said.
KILGORE — For 100 years, rancher Nick Hillman’s family has run cattle in the Centennial Mountains as miners came, looked and left.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday overturned a Trump administration action that allowed mining and other development on 10 million acres (4 million hectares) in parts of six western states that are considered important for the survival of a struggling bird species.
BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Officials have transported 50 Yellowstone National Park bison to the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes in Montana.
GEORGETOWN — More than two dozen cattle were killed in a semi versus elk crash in Bear Lake County early Friday morning.
Kayla Browning, Nampa, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Westernsprings Ministry celebrates its humble and rustic origins, founded in a private horse arena in 2005.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is announcing that federal grazing fees on national forests and grasslands will remain at $1.35 per head month for news grazing release2021.
AMERICAN FALLS — Beef lovers are in luck with the recent opening of Falls Town Beef, a family-owned business that offers both large and small orders to households around the area.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in the final days of the Trump administration issued a grazing permit to Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment sparked the 2016 armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge by right-wing extremists.
HELENA, Montana (AP) — Two northwest Montana lawmakers are considering a number of bills that could moderately or significantly change the way Montana manages wolves.
Salt Lake City — Findings from a recent joint study between the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and Utah State University Extension Department of Applied Economics indicate Utah markets demonstrate the potential for growth opportunities for Utah beef processing and sales businesses.
BURLEY — Bedlam on Idaho Highway 30 and Bedke Boulevard ensued Jan. 19 after calves escaped from Burley Livestock Auction. Some of them made their way onto the highway, where they were struck by vehicles.
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. — 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.