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Monday, October 24,2011

Kazakhstan puts its money on North Dakota cattle

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
On the afternoon of Oct. 18, North Dakota rancher Dan Price was in Fargo overseeing a load of his bred heifers as they prepared to travel to their new home.

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Friday, October 14,2011

Wyoming wolves on track for delisting

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The road to delisting the grey wolf across the northern Rocky Mountain region has been long and torturous, and nowhere more so than in the state of Wyoming. Now, it seems that Wyoming's luck may be on the brink of changing.

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Friday, October 7,2011

WWP victory affects up to 30,000,000 ac.

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Western Watersheds Project (WWP) is celebrating what its founder John Marvel called a "great court victory" after Idaho Federal District Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued a major ruling in favor of the anti-grazing non-profit group and against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Friday, September 30,2011

Montana bangs case caught by routine testing

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) reported last week that a suspected case of brucellosis in Park County has been confirmed. Six bred heifers from a 150-head herd were determined to have reacted positive to initial screening tests in mid- September.

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Friday, September 23,2011

WWP suit halts improvements

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
In recent years, fencing riparian areas has become a standard practice to prevent their overuse by cattle who enjoy loafing in and around cool streams. Indeed, many lawsuits brought by environmental groups against federal agencies overseeing grazing lands, such as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.

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Friday, September 16,2011

PLC creates historic trust

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The cool green mountains of Utahs Park City ski resort may be a vacationers paradise, but it was all work and very little play for Public Lands Council (PLC) members who flocked to the Wasatch Mountains from across the west to hammer out solutions to the myriad of issues currently threatening public lands grazing.

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Friday, September 2,2011

Idaho counties propose new management of federal forests

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Five rural Idaho counties are proposing a pilot program that would turn management of 200,000 acres of federally owned forests over to the state. The plan, which has been endorsed by Idaho Gov. C.L.

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Friday, August 26,2011

Country Natural Beef celebrates 25th anniversary

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Back in 1986, no one was talking about natural beef. Whole Foods Market, the national chain of natural food stores, was still a nuts and berries shop in Austin, TX. And the nowadays everpresent buzzword sustainability was on the lips of exactly nobody.

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Friday, August 19,2011

BLM yields to pressure; tables wild horse castration

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has reversed its decision to castrate some 177 wild stallions from the White Mountain and Little Colorado herd management areas (HMAs) in southwestern Wyoming.

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Friday, July 8,2011

Hot branding on the front burner

by Andy Rieber - WLJ Correspondent
Page three of the Wall Street Journal is usually reserved for international affairs, major financial news, or significant political developments. So it was quite a departure from the WSJ’s standard fare when last month the esteemed financial daily’s inside spread featured a large photo of a couple of cowboys stretching out a calf, which

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