Headlines – 2/24/21

Farmers From Kansas to Alabama Have Never Dealt With Weather Like This. The Wall Street Journal

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association gives update on state of the industry. RFD-TV

Strongest farm outlook in years, say ag bankers. Successful Farming

Record year of cattle imports in 2020. KXNet

COVID infection rate 13% higher in rural America. National Hog Farmer

A rare gray wolf trekked from Oregon to California’s Central Sierra. Not everyone is thrilled. The L.A. Times

Drought-stricken West holds out for more than just dry snow. My Journal Courier

Environmental attorney to lead Bureau of Land Management. The Salt Lake Tribune

USDA Finds Mystery Seeds From China Were Not Sent to Harm American Agriculture. Modern Farmer

US dairy industry still facing uncertainties. The Cattle Site

Environmental groups’ lawsuit v. BLM over management plan for 16 million acres advances. Westlaw Today

New administration rescinds grazing permit for Hammond Ranches a day after environmental groups file lawsuit. The Oregonian

Cattle feeders open up about challenges during pandemic. KMTV Iowa

California’s liberal Ninth Circuit to tackle gun rights, mull reinstating high-capacity magazine ban. FOX News

House votes to protect millions of acres of wilderness and other public lands in sweeping legislation. The Wilderness Society

Experts warn of high avalanche danger in U.S. West, with 31 deaths confirmed this season. KTLA 5

State News

ALASKA: State, feds and land trust work together to acquire 93.5 acres for conservation. Homer News

CALIFORNIA: Bigelow Bills Increase Wildfire Prevention Efforts. My Mother Lode

CALIFORNIA: 800-pound bulls in Trabuco Canyon help restore environment. The Orange County Register

FLORIDA: Federal program will pay Southwest Florida ranchers to help panthers. Wink

HAWAII: Senate Panel Kills Beef Bill. Honolulu Civil Beat

HAWAII: Emergency funding available for select ranchers, farmers on Molokai and Maui. Hawaii News Now

IDAHO: Is agriculture still our roots? The News-Examiner

INDIANA: Lawmaker eyes urban agriculture as new growth industry for Region cities. The Times

MINNESOTA: Surprise visitor to southwest Minnesota farmer’s fields believed to be wolf. [VIDEO] Duluth News Tribune

MISSOURI: Mo. House approves bill on private property protections for family farms. KFVS 12

MONTANA: Montana ag producers want change in meat inspection system. AgWeek

NEW MEXICO: Gearing up for a potentially ‘big’ fire season. Albuquerque Journal

NEW MEXICO: Attempts to make hunting and fishing a right in New Mexico fail. Las Cruces Sun News

OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma Farmers And Ranchers Struggle Through Deep Freeze. KOSU

SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota House Ag committee supports 50/14 rule. Tri-State Livestock News

SOUTH DAKOTA: Agriculture Community Pulls Together to Support Ranchers Impacted by Windy Fire. Tri-State Livestock News

TEXAS: Bitter storm devastates Texas ranches. The Eagle

TEXAS: Farmers, ranchers concerned with property rights this legislative session. The Gatesville Messenger & Star-Forum

UTAH: Utah Drought Worries Farmers, Ranchers, Water Managers. KSL TV

WYOMING: No charges after Wyoming grizzly feeding investigation. AP

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