5/16/2018 2:03:00 PM/Categories: Opinions
Few symbols embody the American West like wild horses galloping through an endless sea of sagebrush. Unfortunately, there are now too many animals roaming the land and the plight of wild horses and burros continues to grow more dire as federal authorities in southern Nevada prepare for an emergency roundup of hundreds of starving animals. And this is not a unique situation as states across the West face skyrocketing horse and burro populations and dwindling forage to support them.
Source: The Hill.
BOZEMAN -- Montanans have grown lentils for two decades, at times producing more lentils than any other state. But growers and scientists still have many questions about managing the crop that is said to be uniquely suited for the northern Great Plains and Pacific Northwest.
WASHINGTON (October 15, 2018) – Today organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. The petition asks for a five-year exemption from certain HOS requirements for livestock haulers and encourages DOT to work with the livestock industry to implement additional fatigue-management practices.
The Ruby Valley Strategic Alliance (RVSA) was formed by ranchers and conservationists who recognize family ranches play an essential role in public land stewardship and conservation of open space. The alliance recently held a public tour near Twin Bridges to share how agriculture and conservation go hand in hand.