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Chinook salmon runs returned to the Lemhi River Basin near Salmon, Idaho, with a vengeance in September 2014. It was one of the largest runs in 50 years. Lemhi River ranchers, who raise cattle on private lands along the river, have made multiple improvements to their operations to enhance fish habitat for chinook salmon, steelhead bull trout and resident fish. See more at www.lifeontherange.org

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As finished cattle grow heavier each year, Certified Angus Beef LLC has chosen to adjust the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand weight limit to 1,050 pounds, effective Nov. 24.

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday said a USDA grant has helped initiate a partnership that is improving the environment, creating a market for carbon credits generated on working grasslands. Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, recently purchased almost 40,000 carbon dioxide reduction tons generated on working ranch grasslands in the Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota.

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Here’s a look at the Progressive Cattleman stories that gathered the most online traffic over the past year.

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Kathryn Carruth has been hired as the new executive director of the American National CattleWomen Inc. (ANCW). She is relocating to Denver from England where she has just completed her master’s in international rural development: sustainable agriculture and food security at Royal Agricultural University.

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Do genetically engineered feeds harm livestock?
A review involving 127 published papers “revealed no disturbing trends in animal performance or health indicators.”

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