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Making changes: BLM seeking input on grazing reg updates

February 6, 2020

The Bureau of Land Management recently asked for public comments as it seeks to revise the agency’s grazing regulations. According to the Notice of Intent, these lands presently include approximately 155 million acres in the...


Judge to Hammonds: ‘No more grazing’

December 30, 2019

Judge Michael H. Simon ruled Dec. 20, 2019, that Hammond Ranches, Inc. would not be allowed to use their grazing permit for Bureau of Land Management land. Simon is the husband of democratic Congresswoman Suzanne...




USDA pulls mandatory RFID rule… for now

November 1, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Oct. 25, that the agency was no longer planning to enforce a policy requiring the use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags in the immediate future. Belvidere, S.D., rancher Kenny...




Packers: COOL repeal caused cattle market drop

September 23, 2019

As expected, the legal team for the four main packers filed a motion to dismiss the class action anti-trust case alleging they colluded to lower prices from Jan. 1, 2015 through the present. Within the...


Making change for the dollar

September 3, 2019

What do the owner of an East Coast manufacturing company and a midwestern cowboy have in common? Perhaps more than it seems — they both produce something they want to sell, and both businesses are...


CME contract changes

September 3, 2019

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has announced changes in their standards for cattle contracts. The United States Cattlemen’s Association sees value in the first change but is concerned with the second. According to the USCA Region...


Producers Traceability Council looks for a path for E-ID

July 24, 2019

In late April, following a meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a factsheet that included the bombshell: the metal bangs tag and other official metal livestock identification...


Search for Englebert continues

July 11, 2019

There is still no sign of Chance Englebert, 25, who went missing July 6 while visiting his in-laws in Gering, Neb., as of July 12. Sixteen agencies searched for Englebert, who lives in Moorcroft, Wyo.,...


Sizzlin’ S of Montana raises $10k for Nebraska ranchers

April 22, 2019

After seeing the outpouring of support for his community following the 2017 Lodgepole Fire, Rod Paschke of Jordon, Mont., knew he had to do something for Nebraska ranchers devastated by flooding. “That fire didn’t affect...


Sizzlin’ S of Montana raises $10k for Nebraska ranchers

April 22, 2019

After seeing the outpouring of support for his community following the 2017 Lodgepole Fire, Rod Paschke of Jordon, Mont., knew he had to do something for Nebraska ranchers devastated by flooding. “That fire didn’t affect...





State beef councils intervene in R-CALF USA’s lawsuit

December 4, 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. — The District Court for the District of Montana has allowed the Montana Beef Council, Nebraska Beef Council, Pennsylvania Beef Council, Texas Beef Council, and three individuals to join in R-CALF USA’s beef...


Duluth Trading taken to task over wool comment

December 3, 2018

Truth in labeling is a hot issue these days. When self-proclaimed “wool whisperer” Clara Parkes, posted an image on Facebook Nov. 27, of an advertisement calling wool “smelly animal fur,” even she was surprised by...