THIS WOMAN WRITES Blind Obedience
Years ago, a woman proudly described to me what her husband had said about her:
"He said I was very strong-willed," she commented, "and that I needed to be more obedient."
After figuring out that sh... Posted on 2/4/15 at 5:43 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The howl of wolves and ranchers
Earlier this winter I learned that a federal judge had restored endangered species protection to gray wolves in Minnesota. I immediately began cranking out an online story for Agweek.Once the story wa... Posted on 1/23/15 at 1:14 PM
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- More than 50 people, most of them ranchers and farmers, gathered in Bemidji on Thursday to hear how the government can compensate them when their cattle are killed by predators, mainly wolves.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency hosted the town hall meeting to explain state and federal programs that reimburse livestock losses due to wolves, avian raptors and weather.
The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association welcomes Wednesday’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Minnesota will jointly provide $220,000 for wolf management in the state.
Two bills have been introduced in the U.S. House this week to strip federal Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in several states.
U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., introduced HF 843 that would prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing wolves under the Endangered Species Act in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
The executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association is pleased that protection of the state’s gray wolf population has shifted from the federal government to the state Department of Natural Resources.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS — Ranchers in Western states said they’re hopeful the removal of gray wolves from the federal endangered species list will make it easier to hunt the predators and stem losses of cattle and sheep.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — As wolves spread through Oregon from Idaho, ranchers are trying to get the right to shoot wolves they see attacking livestock, and for the state to pay for cattle and sheep that are killed.
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