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Study: Killing Wolves Means More Livestock Attacks

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Scientists have found that, contrary to what many people think, killing wolves does not always reduce attacks on livestock. Researchers at Washington State University found that for every wolf killed in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming over the past 25... Full Story

Market to Market (October 10, 2014)

posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Market to Market (October 10, 2014)
Full Program: Texas ranchers drive their herds north in search of grazing land and feedlots. Market to Market unveils a new educational resource for agricultural instructors. We learn how a baseball park built in a cornfield 25 years ago, continues to draw... Full Story

Ranchers Taking Advantage of USDA Disaster Program

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the U.S. Department of... Full Story

Farmers and Ranchers Cope with Historic California Drought

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Farmers and Ranchers Cope with Historic California Drought
Well known for its commitment to environmental issues, the nation’s top agricultural state now sees the natural beauty it has long sought to protect showing an ugly side. Full Story

'Hepatitis A' Linked To Frozen Berries Sickens 87

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Lawsuits have already been filed against Townsend Farms in California, Hawaii and Washington state Full Story

Government Moves Towards Removing Protection Status For The Grey Wolf

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM

The wolf's resurgence has been unpopular among ranchers and others unhappy about attacks on livestock and popular sport animals. Full Story

Ranchers Split over U.S. Border Security Plan

posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) -- When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees - the hours it takes to drive to some places, the... Full Story

University of Nebraska Offers Tool To Figure Cornstalk Grazing Costs

posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:34 PM

The cornstalk grazing "Cow-Q-Lator" is one of several worksheets available. Full Story

Arkansas Drought May Cost Ranchers $128 Million In Lost Revenue, Says Agricultural Study

posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM

The study shows ranchers lost $141 per cow, on average, which translates to about a $5,000 loss for the average producer. Full Story

Brothers Show How They Grow It In Kansas

posted on August 31, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Brothers Show How They Grow It In Kansas
The Kansas prairie is well known for its fields of wheat, soybeans and irrigation rigs. Tucked into the central part of the sunflower state near Assaria, is a farmstead known around the world. Well, the world-wide web, that is. Full Story

Historic Drought Hits Illinois Farmers and Ranchers Hard

posted on August 10, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Historic Drought Hits Illinois Farmers and Ranchers Hard
The historic drought continues to devastate farm states, hitting farmers and ranchers in Illinois especially hard. Full Story

To Confront Climate Change, US Agriculture Seeks Hardier Breeds That Can Survive Long Droughts

posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are emerging with larger roots for gathering water in a drought. Someday, the plants may even be able to... Full Story

Farmers and Ranchers Want End to Aerial Surveillance

posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:26 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Midwest ranchers have never been enamored with environmental regulators, but they really began to complain after learning that federal inspectors were flying over their land to look for problems. The Environmental... Full Story

Drought-stricken Wyoming Ranchers Look to North Dakota Pastures

posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Drought-stricken cattle ranchers in Wyoming are looking to surrounding states for grazing land, and their best bet might be North Dakota, where farmers this year have been luckier than their neighbors. While large areas of... Full Story

Texas Officials to Talk About Herd Rebuilding

posted on March 16, 2012 at 6:22 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Agriculture officials plan to travel Texas in the coming months to help ranchers who want to rebuild their herds after heavy selloffs last year when drought parched grazing lands and sent hay prices skyrocketing. The... Full Story
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