AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Our Herd's Appointment with the Doc
On some levels, I liken raising our cattle to raising my children. When my kids were born I made sure they had their vaccinations because I did not want to put them at risk for known life-threatenin... Posted on 11/9/11 at 6:36 PM
WASHINGTON — The federal government probably won’t have to list the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act, the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said recently, as Obama administration officials discussed their efforts to work across agency lines for the betterment of rural America.
Karen Thunshelle, a Minot, N.D., woman, a long-time animal rescue worker and wife of a veterinarian, is chairing the North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty campaign that would make it a felony to abuse dogs, cats and horses. Jody Foss, realtor and money broker in Dickinson, N.D., and Allison Smith of Bismarck/Mandan, N.D., owner of Triple H Mini Horse Rescue, are key organizers.
Minnesota cattlemen are celebrating the reopening of markets nationwide after tuberculosis found in one cow six years ago hurt their sales. Gov. Mark Dayton issued a proclamation proclaiming TB free day for the state’s cattle industry after 58 herds were destroyed and 800,000 animals tested.
The Stutsman County Commission was informed at its regular February meeting Tuesday the average value of agricultural land will go up about 14 percent for next tax year, according to Noel Johnson, chief operating officer and tax director for the county.
Spring floods are receding for now, but farmers and ranchers in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota are worried that they’re on track for a repeat of the dismal year of 1997.
That was the year spring blizzards and record flooding devastated cattle herds, threw crop plans into turmoil and helped send farm income plummeting 85 percent.
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
, April 07, 2009
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