I was saddened to read a recent letter that claimed farm and ranch groups oppose the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment because they are misinformed. On the contrary, they actively oppose it because they see with crystal clarity what will happen if this measure becomes part of our state’s constitution.
WATERTOWN, S.D. — When I was a youngster growing up in Watertown, S.D., during the Soil Bank Program days in the late 1950s and early 1960s, we could go out at noon and easily have our pheasant limit and be back in a half hour to watch the Vikings game.
WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association is urging the Senate Agriculture Committee to make dramatic changes to reduce the size of the Conservation Reserve Program, which is currently authorized to pay farmers to idle up to 32 million acres of farmland.
Parks Canada has issued a request for proposals for tests in Riding Mountain National Park citing a "serious threat" to the livestock industry. The park in western Manitoba is home to just over 2,000 elk and officials estimate about four per cent are infected with the contagious respiratory illness.
Minnesota ready to assume state’s wolf management again The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday it will publish a final delisting rule in the Federal Register on Dec. 28. In Minnesota, after a 30-day period, the state Department of Natural Resources will reassume management of this species.
MANDAN(AP) — Authorities believe a mountain lion is responsible for the killing of sheep at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research center south of Mandan, but they have been unable to turn up any sign of a cougar.
The Minnesota gray wolf should be removed immediately from the federal government’s endangered and threatened species list and returned to state management, according to a petition filed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
ST. PAUL — Results from a recent USDA review have returned with overall positive indications for Minnesota’s bovine tuberculosis (TB) program. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health, with help from its partners, is working aggressively to again upgrade Minnesota’s bovine TB status levels.
Ryon S. Walker, University of Minnesota Extension
March 08, 2010
Wildlife officials are working to keep feral swine from becoming established in North Dakota.
State Game and Fish assistant wildlife chief Greg Link said landowners who know or suspect that feral swine are on their property must immediately notify the state Board of Animal Health.
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