Headlines of the Week

Ranchers sound the alarm as cattle production plummets to lowest point in decades: ‘Bad situation.’ New York Post

Arizona monument created by Biden faces volley of lawsuits. E&E News

Historically low cattle numbers are also impacting dairy. [VIDEO] RFD-TV

Gov. Noem and colleagues oppose Biden’s amendments to the National Forest System. The Fence Post

New Mexico bill creating state meat inspection program moves forward. KRQE

West Virginia agriculture bill stokes fears about pesticide-spewing logging facility. 13 News

Florida ranchers support possible ban on lab-grown meat. [VIDEO] 10 Tampa Bay

Cattle rancher warns climate crisis is threatening US food supply. [VIDEO] FOX Business

North Dakota the ‘epicenter’ of cattle company’s financial collapse. The Bismarck Tribune

Rancher sounds the alarm on the ‘war on beef.’ FOX Business

Beef cow inventory declined for 5th consecutive year. Commonwealth Journal

Wyoming wants control of cattle hide sales, even as leather market falters. Cowboy State Daily

Utah withdraws from Bears Ears land swap in response to proposals in management plan. San Juan Record

Steep drop in number of farms in New York, new report shows. Spectrum Local News

Study reveals America’s rural hospitals fall deeper into the red as ‘care deserts’ grow bigger. Business Wire

Oregon continues to lose farmland, some advocates say that raises red flags. OPB

Pennsylvania Game Commission control of rural land worries legislators. Washington Examiner

Canadian ranchers concerned about ‘USA’ labeling proposal. SFN Today

California firefighters rescue cow stuck up to its neck in deep mud. Yahoo! News

February Outlook

Small cattle farmers win friends in Washington. The American Conservative

Beef, quality-stamped by an in-person grader, may soon be graded by someone looking at a picture. Colorado Sun

Wildlife management: Researchers use targeted livestock grazing to improve elk habitat and mitigate conflict. Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Is mandatory EID going to impact cattle industry? Farm Progress

California ranchers watching wolves attack their herds. KMJ Now

Americans are giving up on the West (of America). Financial Times

Who were the African Californios? Researchers uncover California’s untold Black history. Cal Poly

Newsfeed

KYLE BLACK: The West Is Full (of Misplaced Frustration)

Why Transplant Hate and a “Locals Only” Attitude Misses the Mark I’m trying to lovingly call it like I see it, and I think this “Don’t California my _______” attitude warrants me exercising the “see something, say something” approach. Fact: your state isn’t brimming to the edge, you’re not a target, and this recent surge

New Agriculture Census Reveals Fewer Farms, Farmers Aging

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The average age of the American farmer has risen to 58, according to the new Census of Agriculture published Tuesday. The number of farms is shrinking while average farm size is growing. The new data suggests an alarming trend of farm consolidation and loss of small family farms and ranches across the United States. In

From the Road Film: Farm to Film Fest

You Just Can’t See Them From the Road was selected to screen at the Farm to Film Fest in Iowa. We’re so grateful for this chance to give back and speak for the agriculture and farming community in the U.S. This festival will take place in Washington, Iowa on April 20th and 21st. Visit here

From the Road: LA Independent Women Film Awards

We’re pleased to announce our selection and nomination to the LA Independent Women Film Awards competition. You Just Can’t See Them From the Road is a project by two female directors, sisters Keely Brazil Covello and Michaela Brazil Gillies. We’re thankful to this festival for their work promoting female artists and filmmakers and appreciate the

Are Rural Americans Being Penalized Because Joe Biden Doesn’t Like Elon Musk? Starlink Denied FCC Funding

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In the high country of south central Colorado, Stan Gones relies on satellite Internet constellation Starlink to homeschool his kids and work his remote job. “Before, our only viable option was fixed wireless which works off line of sight,” he said. “Whenever we had storms the connection would become spotty or even unusable.” When broadcast

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