Washington wildlife managers argue for more wolf protection | Washington

Washington wildlife managers argue for more wolf protection |  Washington

(The Center Square) – When ranchers lose a calf or two to wolves, they are out a couple of thousand dollars, but the state spends up to $20,000 to lethally remove depredating wolves, says one wildlife manager. “From a financial perspective alone, that to me has never made much sense,” said Washington State Fish and … Read more

Ranchers livestock auctions face headwinds even as price for meat rises | Environment

Ranchers livestock auctions face headwinds even as price for meat rises |  Environment

MADRAS — Inside Jefferson County’s livestock auction house, a crowd of mostly men in work jeans and checkered shirts quietly bid on cattle as an auctioneer asks the crowd to make higher offers. As each cow disappears behind a large wooden door, the auctioneer declares the final winning bid, before another cow is nudged ahead … Read more