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Reporting on ranching and land stewardship issues is a natural fit and a passion for Susan Allen. Growing up in a family that raised timber and Christmas trees under the shadow of Mt, Hood Susan has always found herself more comfortable on the back of a horse in the wilderness checking out the terrain than in any urban setting . Today herself a rancher and a member of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Susan and her husband run their Wagu/Corrientes herd along with her son’s Angus cattle in the Blue Mts. near Pendleton Oregon. There they have experienced first-hand what it means to “ranch with wolves” in the most liberal and environmentally conscientious state in the Union. In her “free time” she enjoys working with young or difficult horses, helping them realize their potential and gifts in the ranching world.

Since graduating from Arizona State with a minor in Journalism Susan has followed a communications path that has included writing for and promoting the Northern California Thoroughbred Racing Industry to launching the popular Food Forethought Commentary and newspaper column in the early 2000’s( as a result of the BSE finding in Mapton WA,) becoming one of the earliest advocates for agriculture. She also co- hosted the American Rancher Radio Program which eventually became Open Range for many years. She is excited to be “back in the saddle” each day covering the issues and accomplishments of America’s Ranching Community.

  • Monitoring System for global Swine Diseases

    The Swine Health Information Center has funded a near real-time monitoring system for swine diseases around the world.

  • Hoof and Mouth Disease

    The disease that most livestock industry people would come up with that’s most feared here or across the globe is foot and mouth disease.

  • New Port Contract Welcomed by Farmers and Rancher

    We face plenty of headwinds these days this is just one deal we don’t want to have to contend with at this point and time. This is encouraging news that this contract is solidified.

  • WOTUS Deadline Extended To 9/27

    The deadline to submit comments in support of EPA ditching the 2015 WOTUS rule. has been extended until September 27.

  • Pleasing Consumers Paramount For Cattle Feeder

    Somebody buys a steak from one of my animals and they go home and eat it they are not going to bring that steak back like they do if they get a defect in a refrigerator or tire or something else that they buy. They just don’t come back and buy another steak for a while.

  • Why AI?

    The payoff is HUGE !

  • EPA Administrator Asks Cattlemen to Submit WOTUS Comments

    The Deadline for comments about the Waters of the US rule and repealing it is right around the corner, next Monday.

  • American Angus Association Advancing Genetics

    The American Angus Association and Angus Genetics Incorporated recently announced major enhancements to its weekly national cattle evaluation, including the use of single-step methodology.

  • US Export Market For Wood Pellets and Pig Farmer Of The Year

    The UK remains the largest importer of U.S. wood pellets, purchasing 80% of U.S. exports through May 2017.

  • Snake River Farms Wagu

    “We raise Wagyu bulls at our Washington ranch and those bulls feed into our bull battery program. We then lease out those bulls to ranchers all over the Western States and then we contract to buy all of their calves back so all of their F1 half-wagyu calves

  • EPA ADMIN Scott Pruitt On WOTUS Tour

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent much of July and will continue throughout August traveling across America talking with farmers, ranchers and landowners. His subject, 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule he is rolling back- and what it will look like going forward.

  • Count Calories For Newborn Calf Health

    Corale Dorn, a Veterinarian from South Dakota spoke at an Alletch symposium recently about the health of new dairy and beef cattle saying that when it comes to saving the calf it’s not about just get the amount of milk replacer, it’s calories:

  • Count Calories For Newborn Calf Health

    Corale Dorn, a Veterinarian from South Dakota spoke at an Alletch symposium recently about the health of new dairy and beef cattle saying that when it comes to saving the calf it’s not about just get the amount of milk replacer, it’s calories:

  • West Coast West Coast Port Contract Extension Helps Red Meat Exports

    Two and a half years ago stalled labor negotiations created major congestions on the West Coast ports. Red meat exporters remember that time all too well, thats why 3-year labor contract extension announced last Friday comes to a good news for. US beef pork and lamb industries.

  • West Coast West Coast Port Contract Extension Helps Red Meat Exports

    Two and a half years ago stalled labor negotiations created major congestions on the West Coast ports. Red meat exporters remember that time all too well, thats why 3-year labor contract extension announced last Friday comes to a good news for. US beef pork and lamb industries.

  • Wildfire Reform

    Montana’s Senator Steve Daines a Republican was on the floor of the Senator recently pleading for wildfire reform for the West.

  • Adding Minerals and Proteins For Dry Rangelands

    adding additional protein and minerals for cattle as range conditions become dryer

  • New Pain Drug Approved For Cattle and NAFTA News

    Banamine Transdermal is the first new animal drug approved in the U.S. for controlling pain in cattle.

  • A Temporary Win For Livestock Hauling

    An amendment to the appropriations bill funding the Department of Transportation would give livestock and insect haulers a one-year delay on the electronic logging device requirements set to go into place in December.

  • A Temporary Win For Livestock Hauling

    An amendment to the appropriations bill funding the Department of Transportation would give livestock and insect haulers a one-year delay on the electronic logging device requirements set to go into place in December.

  • MILK ISSUES AND AMAZON’S ORGANIC RANCHING OUT REACH

    Reuters Reports that Amazon met with a group of organic US Ranchers last week in an effort to expand distribution of organic and grass fed meats now that it has purchased the Whole Foods Chain.

  • A Temporary Win For Livestock Hauling

    An amendment to the appropriations bill funding the Department of Transportation would give livestock and insect haulers a one-year delay on the electronic logging device requirements set to go into place in December.

  • WSU Weak Calf Syndrome Study

    Jamie Clark from WSU is asking for your help on a project she is working on working on a project she is working on regarding Weak Calf Syndrome

  • AGri Beef Grilling Tips From Chef Ott

    I like to do a lot of whole meats. I’m a big fan of Tri-tip. Whole muscle meat usually grills the best because it endures the heat.

  • Agri Beef Grilling Tips From Chef Ott

    I like to do a lot of whole meats. I’m a big fan of Tri-tip. Whole muscle meat usually grills the best because it endures the heat.

  • More Transparency Needed in ESA

    Representative Dan Newhouse a Republican from Washington State is calling for more data transparency in the Endangered Species Act..

  • Pork Exports Rosy

    Growth is the key word for the U.S. Swine industry

  • BC Wild Fires boost US Timber Sales

    Wildfires exacting an economic toll on the British Columbia timber industry.

  • New ESA Bills Introduced

    U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on five different bills that could potentially change the Endangered Species Act.

  • Zinke Visits Monument Plus Beef In China

    For Wednesday’s Agri Beef Minute on the Land and Livestock Report, I’m Susan Allen. Much to the delight of Oregon Ranchers Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke as designated by President Trump, made a trip to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument July 15th ,

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