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Cattle and Beef Industry News
Sep 8, 2017
Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas late last month while fires, many of which started in July, continue to burn in western states. In Montana alone, more than 1 million acres have burned while additional fires are burning in California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
Sep 1, 2017
Hurricane Harvey hit Texas—particularly the Houston area—hard beginning on Aug. 25 and settled in for several days of unprecedented rain and flooding before finally being downgraded to a tropical storm on Aug. 30. The severe weather continued to move northeast, leaving a path of destruction across numerous states.
Cattle and Beef Industry News
Jul 28, 2017
In what is seen by some as a move to give the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) more flexibility to manage wild horse populations, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill that would allow humane euthanasia of wild horses and burros.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
Jul 28, 2017
Jim Unsworth, director of WD- FW, said the action is consistent with Washington’s Wolf Management Plan of 2011, which was revised in June 2017. The wolf management policy says that wolves can be removed if they prey on livestock three times in a 30-day period or four times in a 10-month period, according to Jim Martorello, WDFW’s lead wolf manager.


Cattle and Beef Industry News
Jun 30, 2017
U.S. Secretary of the Interior (DOI) Ryan Zinke, in making the announcement, said it was due to the success of conservation efforts and collaboration among a variety of stakeholders. The population declined to as few as 136 bears in 1975 and, according to the DOI, now is estimated at 700, meeting all of the criteria for delisting.




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