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Program: Land & Livestock Report

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.

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  • Ideas and Anger Regarding America's Icons

    In nearly every scenario the private sector is more successful than the government. Why would it be any different when it comes to managing the wild horse population?

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    How landscape architects and engineers are designing roadways to be more wildlife friendly

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    When I toured regional cattle ranches, feed lots and processing plants last summer with some of the Northwest’s top chefs and restaurant owners, the question of growth implants kept coming up.

  • The Working Cowboy Rodeo

    its always tough to see an athlete like Ryan Grey from Cheney Washington be knocked not out only out of the NFR Finals last week, but also from his chance at a world championship bareback rider title

  • Proactive Ranching

    Many are of the mindset that natural is always better and I’ve seen this mentality in both the horse and livestock industries.

  • Operation Gelding

    I am proud that the horse Industry has a reputation for being proactive when there’s an issue that needs solving.

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    When you think you are too old to attempt a job or hobby, stop and remember these two words. Jane Haddock.

  • Wolf Politics

    An November 28th editorial for the New York Times called Wolf Politics provides us a peek into the mindset of an uber urbanite.

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  • The Vile Medusahead

    Remember medusa from Greek mythology well she’s reared her ugly heads again and she this time she won’t be pacified until she’s destroyed the West.

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