BUFFALO LAKE, Minn. — A beef kill plant being refurbished and expanded in a central Minnesota town is partly owned by a key beef custom client — Lincoln Provision Inc. — of the North American Bison Cooperative Inc.
It is difficult to say who is most responsible for unsettled debts of North Dakota Natural Beef LLC — whether a legal or moral duty lies with that company’s board, or with the board of the North American Bison Cooperative LLC, which has become its majority owner.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama broke with their pattern of serving beef at high-level dinners on March 14 when they served bison from North Dakota for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha Cameron.
For the first time in decades, the federal government is considering moving bison captured leaving Yellowstone National Park to public lands in Colorado, South Dakota and elsewhere as part of efforts to curb periodic slaughters of the animals.
DEER LODGE, Mont. — Ranchers and landowners on Wednesday packed the Powell County Community Center, just a few miles from what has become ground zero in the debate over whether there is a place for wild bison on Montana's landscape.
FORT YATES, N.D. — A North Dakota sheriff has impounded 37 bison from a troubled ranch on the North Dakota-South Dakota border and says he'll sell them unless the Florida real estate tycoon who owns them pays three ranchers for feeding the animals all winter.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Bison from Yellowstone National Park would roam freely across 75,000 acres in southern Montana, where for years the animals were shipped to slaughter by the hundreds, under a breakthrough agreement expected to be adopted soon.
CAPROCK CANYONS STATE PARK, Texas — Six years ago, inbreeding threatened to destroy the last herd of Southern Plains bison. Only 53 were left, and breeders were having trouble getting females to carry their calves to term. Tests showed that unless something was done to increase the diversity of genes in the historic herd, all the animals would be gone within 50 years.
HELENA, Mont. — The governor told the new chief of Yellowstone National Park Tuesday that bison herds should be thinned inside the park to prevent them from spilling into parts of Montana where they could spread an animal disease to livestock.
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