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Rancher Darrel Shepherd of Custer, Oklahoma, says finding hay in northwest Oklahoma is nearly impossible and two wildfires that burned about 545 square miles have destroyed pastures. Federal agriculture officials in New Mexico say ranchers may not have feed to maintain their herd sizes and that ...
RIVERVIEW, FL – Quiet and unassuming, typically dressed in casual jeans, cowboy boots and a western shirt, Ellsworth "George" Simmons wasn't the kind of man who stood out in a crowd. That wasn't his style. He prescribed to the biblical philosophy, "Deeds, not words." But Simmons' deeds were the kind ...

Rancher Les Dunmire has been planning for retirement for 26 years, since his kids were teenagers. He manages the Dunmire Ranch, a 106,000-acre ranch in southeast Wyoming with 1,800 head of cattle.He's 66 and ready to retire. For him, that's meant dividing the property into six legal entities plus hiring ...
Area ranchers are invited to a free workshop Thursday that will include a cattle demonstration and a market outlook. The 2018 Burleson County Beef Tour will be at the Broken Triangle Cattle Co., 8969 County Road 410 in Caldwell. Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the program starting at 2 p.m. An ...
Gary was aware that the FHA was now in the area and was offering loans to ranchers. The first time he visited a loan officer was with his father. He remembers the respect people showed to his father for his outstanding work at the T-Bone Ranch. He did not get the loan due to “lack of experience”, which ...
Speaking in support of the bill, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown said the nation's farmers and ranchers must have sufficient services to help them weather stressful economic times. “When a farmer and rancher is facing a financial crisis, it can create an emotional toll on every aspect of life,” ...

Extreme and exceptional drought conditions have contributed to wildfires in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, delaying the growth of or destroying grass and wheat used to feed cattle in spring. "Finding hay out here in this part of the state is next to impossible," according to rancher ...
Ranchers in the Upper Basin of Klamath County — and the town of Chiloquin — received an emergency exemption from the call on water Friday allowing them to use water for their stock cattle and for human consumption in Chiloquin. The exemption is for 180 days, or six months. It affects ranchers who use ...
A 130-year-old cattle ranching company, based on the slopes of a dormant volcano in Maui, now owns a warehouse in Franklin — and wants to buy more commercial real estate here. If nothing else, Haleakala Ranch Co.'s initial $15.75 million investment reinforces a prevalent theme of Nashville's real ...
A group opposed to a proposed large livestock processing facility in Great Falls is hosting a public meeting about it this weekend. Some ranchers in state say the slaughterhouse would add jobs and save them the expense of shipping their cattle out of state. The Great Falls Area Concerned Citizens group is ...
Summit County's agricultural industry is steeped in history and familial ties, with the east end of the county still maintaining a predominantly agricultural-based community. But, everything from market forces to population growth and development are threatening the rural atmosphere and making it more ...
In this instance, a rancher in Baker County requested the right to kill the entire Pine Creek pack, but ODFW set the limit at two animals. The rancher has until May 4 to kill up to two wolves and Oregon wildlife officials can also kill them if they encounter them. Ranchers must prove they have tried nonlethal ...
"It's the worst calving season I can remember in all my life," Rancher John Jansen said. It's April, but it looks more like February. This is what ranchers across Montana have been facing all winter. ... The hot, dry summer damaged the pastures, leaving ranchers in a bad spot heading into calving season.
Ranchers in our region are experiencing a colder and wetter year this season, making it more it more difficult for calving in the spring. "The storm that's coming this weekend, it's just, I don't want to say, it's a normal storm, but we've already had four or five snow events already in the last three to four weeks," ...
Ranchers must prove they have tried non-lethal methods to scare the wolves away from their herds and must document livestock killings by wolves to get approval to kill them. They must also not have any bone piles or carcasses in the range that would attract wolves. ODFW said the rancher had used pens, ...
The wolves can be killed by the rancher or Oregon wildlife officials up until May 4. To kill a wolf ranchers in Oregon must prove they have attempted to scare the pack away from their livestock and have documented livestock losses before getting approval to kill a wolf. Carcasses need to be removed in ...
As the calendar turns to spring, millions of calves are born across South Dakota, with the majority born between March and May. "This is kind of the time of year that sets your season for you, your whole year,” said Josh Geigle, owner of the Bar Bell Ranch in Creighton. “We breed the cattle, the genetics in ...

North Dakotans can deal with below freezing temperatures, but the National Weather Center is warning ranchers of life threatening conditions during this calving season. Ranchers are doing what they to have in order to keep their newborn livestock warm and dry during this extended winter weather.
One from the Wall Street Journal examined small ranchers in the mountain west facing bankruptcy. While many allege ranchers grazing cattle on government controlled land are freeloading, grazing rights were issued originally as a matter of policy. A distant government offered the rights to encourage ...
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — After a long and successful career up on the saddle training horses and their owners across the country, John Lyons wanted nothing more than to retire, ride off into the sunset and sell his 70-acre Parachute ranch for the next generation to take the reigns. Known far ...
The Carbon Canyon resident who has made a specialty of the area's history, in speaking at a Historical Society meeting, embellished on his description of Chino's founding rancher that had appeared in his column in last week's Champion. He told how “Don Julian” Williams became a Mexican citizen of Los ...
2501 grants seek to enhance the equitable participation of socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in USDA resources and programs, such as Farm Service Agency loans or grants through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). Projects may focus on ...
Les Daigle, a family rancher in Orange, estimates he's had about 20 percent calf loss between his two herds. Ranchers, veterinarians and industry experts reported hearing of similar losses at other operations across East Texas. “I've never seen anything like it,” said Daigle as he thought back to September.
'She Means Everything to Me Right Now': 88-Year-Old Rancher, Who Lost Wife In North Bay Fires, Finds Solace In Company Of Unlikely Companion. "She reminds me of Sonoma county because she is stout and brave and reminds me of my wife who was kind and gentle. She just means everything to me ...
MECOSTA COUNTY, MI -- A Mecosta County deer rancher was ordered to jail for 60 days after authorities say he supplied false information about deer heads he submitted for Chronic Wasting Disease testing, state officials said. Lester Jay Gemmen, 64, of the Super G Ranch, also was ordered to pay $775 ...
“We've interviewed a lot of ranchers, sat down with the Forest Service and tried to figure out where they want the extra effort on grazing allotments and calving operations, Scotten said. “We've made presentations to cattlemen's associations and conservation districts. We've been to Montana to see how ...
MESA COUNTY, Colo. - A proposed oil development plan near Grand Junction that got approved by the Bureau of Land Management has some people excited, and others concerned. Don Lumbardy has lived on his ranch in Whitewater for over 50 years. He is the one split estate property in the Fram ...
Craig Kemmet, a Tappen, North Dakota-area rancher, is one of those. Kemmet said he isn't seeing the actual abortions, he's just seeing cows show up without a calf in them. Though that might happen three or so times in a normal year, this year he's already seen as many as seven in that situation, even ...
A rancher in Arcata, California, has been arrested after officers discovered hundreds of dead cows on his property, some of which had been heaped into a 10-foot pile near an excavator. Authorities initiated a five-month investigation into Raymond Frank Christie following multiple complaints regarding his ...
The Department of Energy is trying to turn a lake in the California desert called the Salton Sea into a farm for renewable fuels — and clean its infamously polluted water in the process. The Salton Sea Biomass Remediation Project harnesses algae's ability to grow in hostile conditions. In this case, the water ...
"These are pretty sophisticated ranchers, like real sophisticated. And like a lot of ranchers, they like a lot of land," she said. "You just can't find parcels like this. This was a unique piece of property." Pfister, also an attorney, said his client Kallen Kimzey was able to purchase the ranch out of bankruptcy.
A rancher might want to let his cows graze on those lands longer than in a dry year. Right now, the rancher probably can't do that. But in test projects in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado that's changing. "We get so tied up in rigid format and regulation, that we just couldn't respond like we needed to," ...
What Chapter 12 bankruptcy does is put up a wall around a farmer's or rancher's operation. The wall, called the automatic stay, prevents creditors from collecting debt through repossessing collateral, garnishment or foreclosure. It gives the debtor a little breathing room in which to comply with the Chapter 12 ...
2501 grants seek to enhance the equitable participation of socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in USDA resources and programs, such as Farm Service Agency loans or grants through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). Projects may focus on ...
Both the rancher group and the Agriculture Department are taking a wait-and-see approach on whether to ramp up the relief programs should drought persist into the upcoming growing season. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said he has had conversations with climatologists and forecasters, ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A new historic marker in the South Valley honors the head of one of New Mexico's early ranching families. A ribbon cutting this weekend unveiled the sign dedicated to Josefa Baca, who settled in what's now the South Valley in the early 1700s. She is credited with ...
Zinke's statement delighted environmentalists and left ranchers and some other rural residents disappointed, baffled, angry and feeling betrayed. In December, Conservation Northwest, a regional conservation organization strongly supportive of grizzly bear recovery, lamented media reports that North ...
Right now, the rancher probably can't do that. But in test projects in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado that's changing. "We get so tied up in rigid format and regulation, that we just couldn't respond like we needed to," said Ken Crane, a field manager with the BLM in Burley, Idaho. "It would frustrate ...
And that posturing has put Colorado's farmers and ranchers on edge. “I can tell you it makes the U.S. farmer and rancher nervous when we have our president talking about limiting our access to world markets,” said Marc Arnusch, owner and operator of Marc Arnusch Farms, which raises corn, wheat and ...
President Trump's efforts to change the terms of NAFTA have divided farmers and ranchers, who depend, in different ways, on global trade. Special correspondent Grant Gerlock of NET traveled around the state to hear their perspective on the ways the trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and ...
Ranchers will continue to benefit from drought disaster livestock water supply projects the State Water Commission has helped fund. The agency has made $2 million available in matching funds for producers in drought-stricken areas to pay for new wells, hookups to water pipelines and other projects.
Calving season is just getting going at Jenny and Cuyler Huffman's 153 Mile Ranch Ltd just south of Williams Lake, bringing some normalcy to what has been an undoubtedly challenging year for most Cariboo Chilcotin ranchers. “It can be frustrating and stressful, but it is a good time of year as long as the ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering assistance to local farmers and ranchers who sold livestock to Bartels Packing and were owed payment when the business abruptly shut its doors. Agriculture officials say livestock suppliers owed money can file what are known as bond claims or packer trust ...
The BLM wording implies that ranchers will be trusted to manage their impact on public lands with less oversight and regulation—and will only be penalized should their efforts prove lackluster. The BLM does not describe how the oversight process will operate under the new OBGA initiative, however.
Aid Continues for Drought-Stricken Ranchers as Winter Ends. Donated hay and money continues to make its way to North Dakota ranchers stricken by drought last year, as winter nears its end and focus turns to predictions for this year's spring and summer weather. March 23, 2018, at 12:53 p.m.. Aid Continues for ...
A Humboldt County rancher was arrested this week on suspicion of animal cruelty after nearly 300 dead cows were found stacked in 10-foot-high piles on his property, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies served search warrants to four properties in northern Humboldt County owned by Raymond Frank ...
A California rancher was arrested Monday after a five-month investigation led authorities to hundreds of malnourished and dead livestock strewn across the suspect's land. Humboldt County, state and federal officials said they discovered up to 300 deceased cows, some stacked in 10-foot-high piles or ...
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is encouraging all Sanpete farmers and ranchers to respond to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which was sent out by the USDA earlier this year. Because of the importance of agriculture in Sanpete County the UDAF is reminding more people to take part ...
The 2018 American Farmers & Ranchers Agricultural Achievement Contest began with 109 contestants competing for $5,000 in scholarship money. The top 12 were announced Thursday, March 15th prior to the Oklahoma Youth Expo Grand Drive. The results include: 1. Chase McCoy, Oklahoma County ...
Bartels Packing closed 2 Eugene plants Friday and laid off 142 employees, according to the documents the company provided to the State of Oregon. It was not immediately clear whether there are any ranchers owed for livestock sold to Bartels. USDA said ranchers should contact the Packers & Stockyards Division Western ...


 

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