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2009-12-17 09:30:00

RENO, Nev., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grazing enthusiasts from across the country joined together for the Fourth National Conference on Grazing Lands (4NCGL) held Dec. 13-16, 2009 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno-Sparks, Nev. The event attracted nearly 700 registered attendees, 30 exhibitors and 45 poster presentations. A line-up of over 100 speakers -- about half of them ranchers -- emphasized the important role of grazing management in helping sustain ranch families, healthy...

2009-07-06 11:36:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Rangeland Trust has partnered with Panorama Meats, Inc. of Vina, Calif. in a joint effort to support the long-term conservation of California's rangelands. Beginning this week, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Beef sold in California will be contributed to the California Rangeland Trust to assist ongoing work to place conservation easements on working cattle ranches. "The...

2009-07-06 11:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Rangeland Trust has hired Tina Batt, Walnut Creek, as their new Bay Area Program Manager to facilitate conservation and mitigation easements and related projects on working ranches in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. In this position, supported by the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and other private foundations, Tina will negotiate easement transactions and serve as the California Rangeland Trust's principal staff liaison...

2009-04-24 10:08:51

 The loss and fragmentation of Texas' farms, ranches and forests is part of a continued trend that highlights the importance of rural lands in maintaining the state's natural resources and economic base, according to a newly released study.The study shows that lands classified as farms, ranches and forests declined in 156 of Texas's 254 counties between 1997 and 2006. In all, there was a loss of 2.1 million acres of agricultural lands since 1997, the report notes."When you talk about the...

2008-09-05 09:00:00

By Michelle Dynes By Michelle Dynes mdynes@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - Climate change is altering rangeland management. Farmers and ranchers must adapt to longer droughts interrupted by heavier than normal rainstorms. They also must contend with a longer growing season that allows harmful insects and invasive species to thrive. Farmers and ranchers throughout the Rocky Mountain region gathered here to learn more about the impacts of erratic weather patterns during the symposium...

2008-08-05 21:00:13

By Lois Henry, The Bakersfield Californian Aug. 5--If you've never visited the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge area, you should. It's incredible country in southwestern Kern County. Its rugged, stark beauty can take your breath away. Unfortunately, it's being run by a unit of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that also leaves me breathless (OK, sputtering), for their incredible arrogance. I learned about the Bitter Creek controversy last week when the Kern County Board of...

2008-07-01 12:00:30

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Sharyn Stein, Environmental Defense Fund, +1-202-572- 3396, or sstein@edf.org New Study Suggests Improvements to Help USDA Programs Work Better BOULDER, Colo., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A dozen species of native Wyoming birds might be kept off the endangered species list with some improvements to federal conservation programs that also would continue to help the states ranching economy. Thats the conclusion of a new study by a leading national...

2008-06-14 18:00:11

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee, Calif. Jun. 14--Drought has done an estimated $12.9 million worth of damage to Stanislaus County's beef industry since last fall, a county official said Friday. The shortage of rain has stunted grasses on the county's 349,000 acres of nonirrigated grazing land, Agricultural Commissioner Gary Caseri said. This has reduced the weight gain that ranchers had expected in the cattle, so they are making less money from meat processors. Ranchers also have had...

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By John Holland, The Modesto Bee, Calif. Jun. 14--Drought has done an estimated $12.9 million worth of damage to Stanislaus County's beef industry since last fall, a county official said Friday. The shortage of rain has stunted grasses on the county's 349,000 acres of nonirrigated grazing land, Agricultural Commissioner Gary Caseri said. This has reduced the weight gain that ranchers had expected in the cattle, so they are making less money from meat processors. Ranchers also have had...

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jun. 14--postedu The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland will host a Cooperative Range Monitoring Seminar Thursday for those who have permits on the national forests and other interested participants. The seminar will include hands-on instruction in range monitoring methods covering range condition, forage production and identification of common plants. It will be an opportunity for those with U.S. Forest Service grazing...