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Friday, September 28,2012

Northwest producers open doors to food professionals and teachers

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
farm for generations, urban and suburban dwellers are no longer familiar with how their food is produced. Compounding the knowledge deficit is the fact that people, especially young people, tend to use the internet as their primary source of information.

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Friday, September 21,2012

End of an era? Western Watersheds seeks new director

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Arguably the most reviled name in the livestock industry, Marvel is known for his uncompromising position on public lands grazing, which he maintains should be entirely discontinued.

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Friday, September 14,2012

Challenges and opportunities mark annual PLC convention

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
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.

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Friday, September 7,2012

Temple Grandin, AMI release video showing humane slaughter

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Internationally recognized animal welfare expert and animal science professor Temple Grandin has teamed up with the American Meat Institute (AMI) to produce a video documenting humane methods for slaughtering cattle.

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Friday, August 31,2012

FWS report gives guidance for keeping sage grouse off endangered list

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Since a court settlement last year in which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) agreed to decide whether to list the sage grouse by September 2015, everyone—from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to local working groups—has been scrambling to make an endangered listing of the iconic, low-flying bird unnecessary.

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Friday, August 24,2012

Colorado counties demand greater role in sage grouse amendment

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Being a “cooperating agency” is supposed to give local governments a special seat at the table in crafting environmental impact statements (EISs) alongside federal agencies.

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Friday, August 17,2012

Salazar accused of Wild Lands return

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
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.

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Friday, July 13,2012

Antibiotic paper trail sought

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
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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Friday, July 6,2012

Legal playing field may level out

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
When anti-grazing groups need legal help, many of them dip into the well-established system of nonprofit environmental legal centers and law school clinical programs to get pro bono legal representation.

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Friday, June 29,2012

Bank of America-HSUS partnership ruffles feathers

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ VisaŽ card for HSUS will reportedly transfer $60 to the multi-million dollar animal rights foundation for every credit account opened, and transfer another 25 cents for every $100 dollars spent on the card.

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