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When is trespassing not trespassing?

The famous list of unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” almost read “Life, Liberty and Property” based on the philosophical roots of the country. But that political and legal heritage is being drawn into question as the Western Watersheds Project has upped the ante in an ongoing trespass lawsuit.

 

 
 
 
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Cattle Inventory; herd continues to shrink

Two key cattle reports were released at the end of July: the biannual Cattle Inventory report and the monthly Cattle on Feed report. The reports were called bullish with both the Inventory report showing continued tightening of the cattle herd and the Cattle on Feed report showing decreased populations, placements, and marketing activity.

 

 
 
 
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Transparency key to ESA's future success

extinction, has proven to be ineffective and immensely damaging to our members’ ability to stay in business,” said Brice Lee, Public Lands Council (PLC) President and Colorado rancher.

 

 
 
 
Daily News

Watershed rehabilitation funding to repair dams in 26 state

USDA recently announced plans to repair and rehabilitate 150 dams in 26 states. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement, sharing that $262 million will be invested in rehabilitation.

 

 
 
 
Daily News

Sheep Experiment Station stays open

What if one day you went to pick up dinner at the store, and it just wasn’t there? In this great country, many people take for granted the fact there’s always an abundance of choices and quantity at the meat counter. And at the same time, although American consumers don’t pay for it like they do a lamb chop or leg of lamb, they want rangelands where livestock graze to be kept healthy.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

AFTERNOON MARKET UPDATE; July 24

Aggressive packer spending surfaced in parts of the North today with light to moderate trade volume evident in Nebraska and Iowa. Most dressed deals were around $257, roughly $10 above last week's weighted average basis Nebraska.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

DAILY FED CATTLE; July 24

Thus far for Thursday, negotiated cash trade was limited in the Texas Panhandle and light in Kansas on good demand with a few sales at 162.00 however, not enough sales for an adequate market test.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE SUMMARY; July 18

Compared to last week, yearling feeder cattle sold weak to 5.00 lower while calves traded 5.00-10.00 lower after moving briskly higher every week for three straight months.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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