Headlines of the Week

Two years into the Biden administration, ranchers say their jobs have gotten ‘1,000 times harder.’ FOX News

Ag leaders applaud House WOTUS vote. BEEF Magazine

Biden outrages climate activists with green light for major Willow oil project in Alaska. Fortune

Biden Administration Pledges $25 Million to Bring Bison Back to Tribal Lands. Government Executive

Agriculture-related concerns after East Palestine derailment. Brownfield Ag News

The federal government isn’t actually measuring how inflation is hurting rural America. St. Louis Public Radio

How ’bout them cowgirls: Rural Media Group launches The Cowgirl Channel with a Cowtown celebration. KERA News

Fights Over Rural America’s Phone Poles Slow Internet Rollout. The Wall Street Journal

USDA’s Cover Crop Program Would be Made Permanent through Biden’s Budget. AgFax

To Reduce Methane In Cow Burps, Bill Gates Launching Startup To Feed Cows Seaweed Supplement. Cowboy State Daily

Oregon: Farmers pack hearing on bill that would halt new large livestock operations. Malheur Enterprise

China’s quiet land grab threatens our most valuable resource. FOX News

Rancher near Yellowstone moves his cattle through town the old fashioned way. Casper Star-Tribune

In the northern California snow, stranded cows are getting emergency hay drops. WAMU 88.5

Hawaii: Local cattle ranchers fight for more land. KITV Island News

Experts: National Physician Shortage Will Hit Rural Areas Harder. Daily Yonder

Study finds high stress levels in agriculture producers, identifies paths to coping. Nevada Today

Agriculture needs fresh approach to tackle insect resistance to biopesticides, new analysis finds. ScienceDaily

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Scientists Call to End Cattle Grazing on Federal Land, Make Way for Wolves

A group of scientists is calling to replace cattle grazing in the American West with predator wolves. Published in BioScience journal this month in response to President Biden’s “30×30” executive order, “Rewilding the American West” is a two-part action plan: Stop grazing on federal land, and reintroduce gray wolves and beavers. The team behind the

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