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Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
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Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
It all began with the tortoise.

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US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter
The government wants to change how most hogs slaughtered for meat in the U.S. are processed
Cattlemen not worried about growing meat alternatives
Nebraskans know where their meat comes from: the farms, ranches, feedlots and packing plants that make the state the nation's top beef producer and a growing supplier of pork and poultry
Court due to enforce manure reporting rule Jan. 22
Court due to enforce manure reporting rule Jan. 22
Court expected to order manure emissions reporting Monday
Wolves confirmed in Mount Hood National Forest
Wolves confirmed in Mount Hood National Forest
It is the first time multiple wolves were detected in the area since the species returned to Oregon in the late 1990s.
Vandals topple Prunedale beehives, kill 200,000 bees
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and authorities say no arrests have been made.
Consultant gives tips for NEPA success
Consultant gives tips for NEPA success
To be effective, comments on a draft decision document must be clear, concise and relevant. They need to stick to facts, be science-based and targeted to specific points in the document.
Selected Western livestock auctions
A round-up of auctions from around the West.
Two more calves killed by wolves in southwest Oregon
Two more calves killed by wolves in southwest Oregon
Wolves from the Rogue pack in southwest Oregon have killed three calves in eight days at a ranch in Jackson County.
Bull sale consigners look for post-drought rebound
Bull sale consigners look for post-drought rebound
With the U.S. beef herd on the mend, participants in next week’s 77th annual Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale hope prices will rebound after two consecutive years of declines.
Rancher takes different tack on wolf depredation
Rancher takes different tack on wolf depredation
Mark Coats has been working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on creating a predator awareness program he believes can successfully reduce or eliminate predation deaths.

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