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.
BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped a request asking a federal judge to prohibit an Idaho man from flying his helicopter near work crews building a public trail on an easement crossing private land.
Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An environmental group filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday for failing to release public records on the termination of a program to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades in Washington state.
Big wildfires are burning up crucial wildlife habitat in Idaho and the Great Basin.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court said Wednesday that a federal judge was right to restore protections for about 700 grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region of the Rocky Mountains, after federal officials sought to turn over management of the animals to states that would have allow…
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The federal government on Tuesday decided to scrap plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state.
BOISE, Idaho — U.S. officials have permanently closed four sheep and goat grazing allotments in and near central Idaho wilderness areas that are important habitat for wolves, bighorn sheep and other wildlife.
RENO, Nev. — Conservationists are headed back to court to try to force the Trump administration to protect a rare game bird along the California-Nevada border as the government keeps changing its mind about whether to list the cousin of the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered.
BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge has ruled that work can continue on a public trail on an easement crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley in central Idaho.
PORTLAND, Ore.— Livestock grazing won’t be allowed this year on four eastern Oregon allotments formerly grazed by Hammond Ranches. The Trump administration recently abandoned its appeal of a 2019 court ruling overturning then Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s decision to renew the fathe…
On June 18, over a dozen Idaho beef ranch families joined volunteers from Agri Beef and The Idaho Foodbank to distribute food and specifically, beef products to nearly 150 local families in need. Nearly 600 beef items were distributed, which were donated to The Idaho Foodbank as part of the …
POCATELLO – U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials are asking Idaho ranchers who water livestock on BLM land to sign voluntary agreements stating that they are limited agents of the federal government.
BOISE — The Idaho Beef Council has joined several other state beef councils in investing in new advertising promotions.
SODA SPRINGS — Regional fishery experts believe stream restoration projects done in partnership with cattle ranchers have helped make this spring one of the best on record for the Upper Blackfoot River’s migrating cutthroat trout.
JACKSON — Russ Lucas first noticed in mid-April that an unwelcome neighbor — wolves — were back on his family’s Spring Gulch cattle ranch.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Fish and Wildlife said Friday it won’t shoot wolves in a small pack that has attacked three calves in rural northeastern Washington.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An environmental group is raising questions about investigations into livestock kills by Mexican gray wolves in the southwestern U.S.
RENO, Nev. — Conservationists say the Trump administration’s approval of exploratory drilling for oil in sage grouse habitat on federal land in eastern Nevada violates its own protection guidelines and ignores concerns raised by scientists about potential harm to the bird imperiled across mu…
RENO, Nev. — 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 necessary to protect U.S. rangeland.
POCATELLO — After setting records during fiscal years 2018 and 2019, wolf depredations of livestock in Idaho are down significantly during the first 10 months of fiscal 2020, which ends June 30.
MINNEAPOLIS — Federal recommendations meant to keep meatpacking workers safe as they return to plants that were shuttered by the coronavirus have little enforcement muscle behind them, fueling anxiety that working conditions could put employees’ lives at risk.
BOISE — An 18-square-mile forest project approved by the U.S. Forest Service in northern Idaho harms wildlife, two environmental groups say, and they have filed a lawsuit to stop it.
Washington Fish and Wildlife said Friday it won’t shoot wolves in a small pack that has attacked three calves in rural northeastern Washington.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — On a typical day in May, Don Scarrow gets a handful of calls from customers looking to have a pig or cow processed. The spring is usually the slow season for custom processors in the Magic Valley.
BOISE — Whether a favorite cut of steak isn’t available at the grocery store or there’s a desire to try something new, beef’s variety and versatility mean there are almost endless options.
The work being done in Pocatello High School science teacher Maygan Layson’s laboratory could someday help protect the public from antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.”
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As coronavirus hotspots erupted at major U.S. meatpacking plants, experts criticized extremely tight working conditions that made the factories natural high risk contagion locations. But some Midwestern politicians have pointed the finger at the workers’ living conditions,…
SPOKANE, Wash. — Conservation groups on Monday asked the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to sharply limit the number of endangered wolves that are killed over conflicts with livestock.
BOISE, Idaho — Authorities have approved a plan to prevent giant rangeland wildfires in southwestern Idaho by clearing vegetation along 435 miles of roads to create fuel breaks.
The Bureau of Land Management is inviting the public to log on to a virtual meeting and post comments on the draft Fuels Reduction and Rangeland Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Great Basin.
Some Montana ranchers will likely go out of business due to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Livestock told state legislators recently.
LOS ANGELES — The near shutdown of the economy in response to COVID-19 has reduced demand for commodities like oil, lumber and copper and triggered sharp drops in their prices, but some analysts predict the stage is set for a rebound.
(AP) The effects of the coronavirus pandemic have moved beyond meat processing plants and are now hitting dinner plates.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Attorneys for the U.S. government and the state of Wyoming urged an appeals court to throw out much of a judge’s ruling that blocked the first grizzly bear hunts in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades.
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. — The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to pursue a federal investigation into market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — (AP) A South Dakota pork processing plant took its first steps toward reopening Monday after being shuttered for over two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak that infected more than 800 employees.
Many Americans may be surprised and confused to see farmers dumping milk down the drain or letting vegetables rot in their fields.
Ubiquitous social distancing by consumers drives the adoption of frozen food products as these can be stored for a long duration of time. Thioglycolates are crucial ingredient that enhances the shelf-life of frozen foods. On this favorable backdrop the global thioglycolates market will be va…
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Fish and Wildlife officials say they will start spring trapping of wolves, an activity that was previously considered non-essential under Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
FIRTH — Each April at the Reid Ranch, relatives and friends gather to brand the new calf crop the traditional way, with ropers on horseback and irons heated in an open fire.
Tyson Foods recently suspended production at its Waterloo, Iowa, pork processing plant due to a growing coronavirus outbreak among employees. The plant was Tyson’s largest, employing some 2,800 workers and processing 19,500 pigs a day. At least 180 confirmed infections originated from the pl…
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took executive action to order meat processing plants to stay open amid concerns over growing coronavirus cases and the impact on the nation’s food supply.
Like many ranchers, Mayfield rancher Jeff Lord watches for opportunities to improve the public range where his cattle graze.
WALLULA, Wash. (AP) — All employees of a Tyson Fresh Meats beef plant near the Tri-Cities will eventually be tested for COVID-19 and then sent home to self-isolate until test results come back.
POCATELLO — National farm groups quickly applauded USDA’s April 17 announcement of a $19 billion ag relief program designed to assist producers, and consumers, impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s Hammond Ranches could be competing with several other applicants for access to federal grazing allotments that it lost in a court ruling last year.
Idaho cattlemen face slumping prices and a supply glut, despite extremely strong retail sales and mounting concerns that a national meat shortage may be looming.
OMAHA, Neb. — Some massive meat processing plants have closed at least temporarily because their workers were sickened by the new coronavirus, raising concerns that there could soon be shortages of beef, pork and poultry in supermarkets.
BOISE, Idaho — U.S. officials are using the coronavirus pandemic to force a through long-delayed Idaho livestock grazing allotment decision in critical sage grouse habitat for a powerful agribusiness, an environmental group says.
Idaho’s own Ninja Warrior competitor, rancher Lance Pekus, and his children have shared a video of themselves preparing a favorite family friendly beef recipe.