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

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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Potential monument designation makes waves in Arizona

May 20, 2016 — Ranchers, landowners and government officials in Arizona are kicking up the dust over the possible designation of an expansive piece of land currently used for grazing as a national monument. Last month, Arizona's governor, local governments, state game and fish commission chairman, state land department

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Hammond ranchers report to prison despite protests of fellow Oregon residents and Bundy-led “militia”

January 18, 2016 — True to their words, Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond turned themselves in peacefully Jan. 4, to complete their 5-year prison sentences. Video footage showed 74-year-old Dwight hugging his wife of 55 years, Susie, then their son Steven hugging his mother before Dwight and Steven

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Fallout from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge protest continues for Arizona rancher

January 13, 2016 — Jeanette Finicum has managed grazing decisions on her northern Arizona ranch alone since her husband, Robert "LaVoy" Fincium, was shot and killed during the protest on the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., on Jan. 26, 2016. Pounding staples, doctoring sick calves and putting out

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Two members of Oregon’s Hammond family to serve time in prison after burning 140 acres of BLM land

November 14, 2015 — The story could set the stage for a western-style soap opera. "I call it 'as the sagebrush burns,'" said Erin Maupin of the long and storied history involving the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), special interest groups and the cattle ranchers on the Steens Mountain

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