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Andy Rieber, WLJ Correspondent

Nov 16, 2012
Ranchers are protesting a plan to allow hundreds of bison to migrate north out of Yellowstone National Park in winter to seek feed and shelter in an area called Gardiner Basin. Ranchers claim that the Yellowstone bison—50 percent of which are known to carry brucellosis—will endanger the health of their cattle.
Oct 12, 2012
Skinner’s ranch is tucked into Oregon’s southeast corner, a sagestrewn, remote area of the High Desert dominated by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holdings that are largely used for livestock grazing. The region has a long history of destructive range fires.
Sep 14, 2012
Plenty of people stop through Winnemucca, NV, to spend a few days and gamble in the casinos. But the delegation of ranchers that rumbled into town two weeks ago to hammer out solutions to public lands issues was playing for much higher stakes: Keeping public lands open to livestock grazing and keeping the ranchers who graze public lands in business.
Aug 17, 2012
Western congressional representatives have raised the red flag on Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, claiming that new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manuals for conducting wilderness inventories effectively reissue key elements of Salazar’s highly controversial Wild Lands policy, which was stripped of funding by Congress last April.
Jul 13, 2012
In the latest of a series of increasing demands on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reexamine its approval of antibiotics for subtherapeutic use in livestock, a non-profit group has sued the agency, saying that their requests for public disclosure of documents about antibiotic policy were ignored.

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