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Recent Stories by Carrie Stadheim, Tri-State Livestock News Editor

Amendments to the Endangered Species Act would make regs more ag friendly

July 16, 2018 — There are two kinds of ranchers — those already being impacted by the Endangered Species Act, and those that will be, said Ethan Lane, the executive director for the Public Lands Council, an affiliate of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association The NCBA said that Wyoming's

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Hammonds are home: Dwight and Steven out of prison and back to Oregon

July 12, 2018 — Dwight and Steven Hammond have returned home to Burns, Ore., after President Donald Trump announced that he was granting them a full pardon. The two men have served collectively over seven years in prison for the approximately 140 acres of federal land they burned in

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Community with heart: Reva, SD, neighbors put up hay for newcomers

July 9, 2018 — Will Meyer knows he should make hay while the sun shines, but when he's two states away from his hayfield awaiting the birth of his fourth child, raking and baling are tough to do, no matter the weather conditions. The Reva, S.D., rancher, and his

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Working for freedom: Speiker says long ranch days prepped her for military

July 4, 2018 — At 13 years of age, Sarah (Forgey) Speiker's life became a little easier when her family moved to a Wyoming ranch. She helped with all of the cattle work, haying and more. Plus, when they were old enough, her dad required her and her siblings

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Researchers seek genetic information in cattle that travel to graze

June 19, 2018 — Derek Bailey and his cohorts have been wondering — do your cows like to hike in the mountains? This is just one aspect of research that the New Mexico State University professor and researcher, along with others, has worked on since the 1990s to help

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Fat cattle market took a dive; some blame meatpacker manipulation

June 13, 2018 — While ranchers were busy working last month, something happened and it wasn't nearly as pretty as the scenic images of a branding crew or a bunch of riders moving cattle to summer pasture. The market for fat cattle took a dive in the middle of

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Judges suggests government cannot deny Hage access to his water right

May 7, 2018 — When Wayne Hage Jr. stepped in to the 9th Federal Circuit courtroom on April 13, he didn't expect anything out of the ordinary. He had grown accustomed to the courts ruling on the side of the federal government in the decades-long tug-of-war between his family

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Matt Thompson story: U.S. cattle feeder fears power of sustainability groups

March 7, 2018 — After working for Cactus Feeders and establishing a successful feeding operation of his own, Matt Thompson and his family may have been the target of a bureaucracy that wanted them gone. When their licensing conditions were arbitrarily changed, forcing them to cut their feedlot numbers

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COOL for beef: Wyoming committee passes bill, Oklahoma to consider one

February 27, 2018 — One at a time, cattle states are addressing the issue of accurate country of origin labeling for beef. The Wyoming House Ag Committee passed the Country of Origin Placard Bill by a vote of 6 to 3 on Feb. 22. The Wyoming Farm Bureau, Powder

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USCA asks government for labeling requirements on lab-grown beef

February 12, 2018 — On Feb 9, the United States Cattlemen's Association submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service requesting the agency to establish accurate beef labeling requirements to better inform consumers on the difference between beef products derived from

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Hammond Ranches continue to be denied grazing permit on BLM-administered land in Oregon

February 1, 2018 — Dwight and Steve Hammond are in the midst of their five-year prison sentences under the "Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996," for burning — and subsequently putting out — about 140 acres of Bureau of Land Management-administered land. The family, who ranch in

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Lewis proposes COORS for Colorado beef – Country of Origin Recognition System

January 15, 2018 — A Colorado rancher and legislator is working to give cattlemen and consumers in her state access to additional information about beef. This isn't the first time that Kimmi Lewis, Kim, Colo., has sponsored a bill to require labeling of beef in her state. But this

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Tripp County herd under quarantine

November 28, 2017 — The South Dakota Animal Industry Board confirmed Nov. 17, 2017, that bovine tuberculosis has been confirmed in a Tripp County, South Dakota, cattle herd. The state veterinarian, Dustin Oedekoven, held a meeting with local producers Nov. 21, to help educate them about the disease and

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Dennis Ginkens to serve Tri-State Livestock News, The Fence Post, Farmer & Rancher Exchange

November 13, 2017 — Look no further than the Black Hills of South Dakota if you are wondering where to find the freshest face at The Fence Post, Tri-State Livestock News and Farmer & Rancher Exchange. Although he will be living in Whitewood, S.D., Dennis Ginkens will spend many

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Veteran Byron Bayers raises top notch Hereford cattle after Air Force service

November 13, 2017 — Byron Bayers wanted to learn to fly. He joined the Air Force ROTC at the University of Montana with high hopes. But they said his vision wasn't good enough, and never let him climb into the cockpit. The 87-year-old rancher said he eventually did learn

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Veteran Pete Longbrake raises bucking horses, rodeo stock after serving in Korean War

November 13, 2017 — Pete Longbrake has always had a soft spot for kids. Maybe it's because he waved goodbye to his own childhood aboard a ship to Korea. "It was my twenty-first birthday when I got on board to go to Korea. We got on some rough sea

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False start for Cliven, Ammon, Ryan Bundy trial

November 10, 2017 — The jury has been selected and while the trial was scheduled to begin Nov. 7 for the "tier 1" Bundy standoff defendants, opening statements have been delayed until Nov. 14. Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy and Ryan Payne, a Montana army

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Bundy opening statements delayed after motion for surveillance video to be presented as evidence

November 7, 2017 — The jury has been selected and while trial was scheduled to begin today for the "tier 1" Bundy standoff defendants, opening statements have been delayed until next Tuesday. Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy and Ryan Payne, a Montana army veteran and

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Idaho lawmakers want charges dropped aginst Idaho men in Bundy standoff

September 18, 2017 — Republican Idaho representative Dorothy Moon and more than one-third of the other legislators in her state sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, encouraging him to drop the charges against two Idaho men charged in association with the April 2014 Bundy standoff, to

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Bundy family supporters being retried on conspiracy and other acts against federal government

August 14, 2017 — A Nevada judge declared that neither the first amendment nor the second amendment will be mentioned in her courtroom during her current trial. After an April mistrial, four individuals who were involved in the April 12, 2014, Bundy Ranch "standoff" between Bureau of Land Management

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