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The BLM makes changes to the sales of wild horses and burros (January 17, 2012)

The Bureau of Land Management has announced new restrictions on the sales of wild horses and burros. A recent ProPublica report alleged that thousands of wild horses bought from the BLM were sold to be slaughtered in Mexico. Previously, buyers … Continue reading

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Ag Industry Encourages Producers to Add Value To Businesses (August 17, 2012)

The “buy local” philosophy is a difficult one to follow in Wyoming, and most of the food here is important. Small portions of the state are suitable for growing produce; much of the rest is used to produce hay and … Continue reading

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Sheep ranchers: “The best of times… the worst of times” (December 10, 2011)

Demand for lamb and ewes has skyrocketed in recent years, leading to a renaissance of sheep ranching in Wyoming, but wolves and coyotes (pronounced: KY-ohts) aren’t letting up. I spoke with several sheep ranchers around the state. Sheep Rancher Feature … Continue reading

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Saving Endangered Species One Mouthful at a Time (May 11, 2008)

I was intrigued by Gary Nabhan’s book, which advocates saving endangered heritage breeds of American livestock and plants by drumming up culinary demand for them. I’m really proud of this piece, which I produced from start-to-finish: pitch, prep, field recording, … Continue reading

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Postcard: A taste of beef in South Korea (October 19, 2008)

During a trip to South Korea, I noticed signs on many restaurants assuring potential customers that their beef was not from the United States. This baffled me, as America’s beef export industry is enormous. It turns out, there was a … Continue reading

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Splendor in the grass: Appreciating Augusta’s largest crop (Sunday, June 5, 2011)

Rebecca Martinez/staff MOUNT SOLON — To the untrained eye, it might just look like grass. But it’s never just grass. Not to a cattleman. The rolling fields of Augusta County are carefully planted with crops of orchard grass, fescue and … Continue reading

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High demand drives up lamb prices (Monday, May 9, 2011)

Rebecca Martinez/staff STAUNTON — You won’t find lamb on the all-you-can-eat $8.95 lunch buffet at Taste of India in downtown Staunton anymore. Lamb is huge in Indian cuisine, but at current prices, owner Ashok Kunver said it’s too expensive to … Continue reading

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