Rural & Western Headlines

House Agriculture Committee examines flaws in EPA’s regulations on U.S. agriculture. Hoosier Ag Today

Farmers, ag officials express frustration with EPA engagement on regulations. Progressive Farmer

Farmers vent frustration with EPA rules on water and pesticides. Lancaster Farming

New Farm Bill unlikely in 2024, Sen. Ernst says. Brownfield Ag News

Farmers, ranchers assess damages after Hurricane Beryl. Texas Farm Bureau

Arizona rancher won’t be retried in death of migrant. AgWeb

Grasshoppers eating into Western farmers’ and ranchers’ bottom lines. Farm Bureau

Vilsack says the U.S. needs to expand trade opportunities. Brownfield Ag News

Lawmakers eye EPA’s impact on agriculture. E&E News

Dozens were sickened with salmonella after drinking raw milk from a California farm. NBC News

Tiny rural idyll is transformed into buzzing boomtown where jobs market ‘is going nuts’ – but some locals are now furious at farmers for selling out: ‘They hate us.’ Daily Mail

Ex-Okla. rancher teams up with cattle farm to do something ‘no one else is doing’ in RI. The Newport Daily News

Wyoming rancher compensation bill for hungry elk rises from ashes as proposed rule change. The Sundance Times

Hawai’i Department of Agriculture to collect unwanted pesticides from Lana’i. The Maui News

Oklahoma stockyard sells double amount of cattle thanks to demand and weather. RFD-TV

BLM nixes Trump-era plan for drilling in sensitive New Mexico region. E&E News

Nearly half of U.S. counties don’t have a single cardiologist. NBC News

July Outlook

SURVEY: Most consumers lack familiarity with U.S. farm bill now under consideration. Purdue University

Grasshopper apocalypse? Why these farmers are bracing for an insect invasion. Los Angeles Times

Industry in Idaho creates meaty economy through job creation, innovative practices. Idaho Business Review

Ranchers or environmentalists? Owyhee County land owners and Feds work to save the Spotted Columbian Frog. Idaho News 6

In the wake of layoffs at John Deere, economics expert weighs in on state of agri-business. ABC 8

The Western U.S. is losing its carbon storage due to forest fires. Technology Networks

Zinc supplementation prior to transport can benefit cattle welfare and performance. Drovers

[VIDEO] Farm debt is expected to hit $500 billion this year. RFD-TV

Supreme Court’s Chevron ruling thrills ag, ranchers. Progressive Cattle

Beef production hasn’t declined significantly despite smaller cattle herd. Brownfield Ag News

Tractor Supply commits to tossing out DEI agendas to focus on ‘rural American priorities.’ Washington Examiner

Assessing calves’ response to long-distance transportation in the EU. The Cattle Site

She’s a cattle rancher and he loves to cook. Together, they opened a steakhouse. Nevada Public Radio


In World First, Denmark Set to Impose Carbon Tax on Livestock Farmers

Denmark is set to tax farmers for emissions from their cattle and other livestock. Dependent on approval from national parliament, which is expected to come in August, Denmark will become the first country on earth to extract a carbon tax from livestock farmers. Beginning in 2030, farmers will be taxed 120 Danish krone, equivalent to

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  • New hunter numbers increased in 2020, reversing a decades-long declining trend. “We haven’t seen these trends before. More millennials, more younger-generation people, more people of color, women are embracing hunter and field-to-table movements, filling their freezers with fresh meat, embracing safety and self-resiliency,” Chris Metz, the CEO of Vista Outdoors, told FOX

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

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 of newcomers isn't an anomaly unique to your community. History would argue otherwise.