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Monday, December 30,2013

Lawsuit challenges WY wolf management

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
In a lawsuit heard in federal district court on Dec. 17, Earthjustice, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), and several other organizations are seeking to reinstate federal protections for Wyoming wolves under the Endangered Species Act.

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Friday, November 29,2013

Proposed EPA regulation changes cause for concern

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
A set of changes to the rules encompassed by the Clean Water Act (CWA) recently proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have caused significant concern among cattlemen’s organizations and western legislators, who fear an increasing encroachment of federal regulations into private property interests.

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Monday, November 11,2013

Horse slaughter ruling proves short-lived

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
District Court judge Christina Armijo denied a long standing lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and others, effectively removing one of the final roadblocks preventing the legal slaughter of horses within the United States.

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Monday, October 14,2013

Chemically treated feed may provide winter alternatives

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
As ongoing droughts force western cattle off summer range earlier than usual, and with every indication of an early winter on the way, ranchers throughout the west are re-evaluating their winter feeding programs. As costs mount and hay prices rise, many are seeking alternatives to hay and other traditionally costly commodities.

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Monday, September 9,2013

WA supreme court rules 8-1 against rancher in water quality case

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
A long-awaited decision from the Washington state supreme court, issued August 15, ruled 8-1 against Washington rancher, Joe Lemire, in a case that may have far reaching implications regarding the enforcement of water quality laws in that state.

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Friday, June 7,2013

Idaho officials consider expansion of trich testing requirements

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
Officials with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), the Idaho Cattle Association (ICA), and a coalition made up of Idaho ranchers and veterinarians are recommending changes to the rules governing trich testing of bulls in that state.

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Monday, May 20,2013

Coal industry at odds with Montana ranchers

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
A proposed rail line to service coal mines near the southeast Montana community of Colstrip has drawn harsh criticism from landowners along the prospective route, many of whom claim the project is an unacceptable encroachment of their private property rights.

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Friday, April 12,2013

Divisive Montana water rights bill dies in legislature

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
An attempt to resolve a long standing debate over water rights between landowners in western Montana and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) failed to pass the state legislature last week, marking another step in a decades old debate over ownership of water in the region.

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Friday, March 8,2013

Snake River ranchers dispute government land use plan

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
For ranchers along the lower Snake River corridor in eastern Washington, neighboring with government and corporate landowners has long been a part of daily life.

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Friday, February 15,2013

Washington cattlemen share wolf experiences

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
As the gray wolf expands its territory in the northwest, controversies over the species between ranchers, wildlife agencies, and proponents of the species are also spreading to previously unaffected areas.

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