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Friday, April 27,2012

Trespassing cattle still on public lands despite years of BLM effort

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
Bundy and BLM have been at odds since 1993 when Bundy stopped paying fees for his grazing allotment, part of the Bunkerville allotment within the Gold Butte area. Since then, BLM has made numerous attempts to get the trespass cattle off the territory. These efforts have come in the form of court orders, injunctions,.

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Friday, April 27,2012

Strategic deworming: Time it right

by WLJ
Strategic deworming success is the result of precise timing. Once perfected, cow/ calf producers can expect to see many benefits to their operations—not only in their wallets but in the health and productivity of their cattle as well, according to...

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Friday, April 27,2012

Governor proclaims Environmental Stewardship Day

by WLJ
In celebration of Earth Day, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead proclaimed July 12, 2012, as Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day. Mead signed the proclamation during a ceremony last Tuesday in his formal office. A video of the signing is available at www.youtube.com/Real.

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Friday, April 27,2012

Changes coming to the Snaffle Bit Futurity

by WLJ
The Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales will begin Thursday, Sept. 27 with the Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale. On Friday morning, the Select 2-Year-Old Sale will be followed by the Performance Horse Sale. Saturday, the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale will kick off the final day of the Snaffle Bit Futurity.

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Friday, April 27,2012

Rep. Walden tells USFS to "start over"

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is pulling back a final decision after a highly controversial travel management plan on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in northeast Oregon drew sharp criticism from Rep. Greg Walden, R-OR, who contacted Regional Forester Kent Connaughton to complain that the planning process had turned a deaf ear on local input.

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Friday, April 27,2012

BLM selects proposed Nevada wild horse ecosanctuary

by WLJ
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced recently that it has selected for environmental analysis a public-private land wild horse ecosanctuary proposal submitted by Saving America’s Mustangs (SAM), a non-profit organization formed by Madeleine Pickens.

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Friday, April 27,2012

Wildlife eating feed crops cause problems

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
Though the story ended relatively well for Rapp— admittedly not for the deer—the issue of “corn-fed elk” is nothing to take lightly. Wildlife who help themselves to whatever’s in their reach can cause serious damage to agricultural interests as well as traffic.

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Friday, April 20,2012

EPA fracking regulations delayed

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
In response to a court deadline, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized standards to reduce harmful air pollution associated with oil and natural gas production, but delayed implementing some of the regulations until Jan. 1, 2015..

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Friday, April 20,2012

BLM, USFS partnership with environmentalists raises questions

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
To ranchers who graze on public lands, there is no novelty to the idea that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) often farm out jobs to contractors.

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Friday, April 20,2012

Senators fight to stop EPA's takeover of all water

by Traci Eatherton, Editor
The U.S. Supreme Court last month ruled that two property owners could challenge an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determination that their property contained regulated wetlands, challenge the administrative order requiring the property owners to remove fill they had placed on their property, and challenge the outrageous fines EPA had imposed.

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