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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.

  • 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 ,

  • Dairy Lobby increases pressure on Canada

    The U.S. dairy lobby is putting increasing pressure on Canada as the talks to redo NAFTA draw closer.

  • Montana Drought With Sen Testor

    With your land and livestock Report, I’m Susan Allen. Like much of the west braces for another wildfire season, US Senator Jon Tester a farmer and Democrat from Montana says the hot weather in Montana has especially challenged the last few weeks.

  • Japanese Journalists Explore US Beef

    a team of journalists from Japan visited the U.S. recently for a look at cattle production, presentation of beef at the retail level and how beef is prepared and served in American restaurants.

  • A New Ear Tag

    Sale barns that are using this system

  • Beef Inspection System Works

    Sale barns that are using this system

  • Fort Supply Ear Tags

    Precision agriculture it isn’t just for crops the livestock industry innovations continue to amaze!

  • Fence Flags

    Make that wire visible

  • Colorado Wildfire Part 2

    These cattle are resilient and tough just like their ranchers

  • Colorado Wildfire

    2 million acres of productive ranchland was scorched.

  • Cattle on Feed

    Livestock producers to use hemp in animal feed.

  • BQA

    The mission of the BQA program is to maximize consumer acceptance of beef by focusing attention on daily production practices that influence the safety and quality of beef.

  • BQA

    The mission of the BQA program is to maximize consumer acceptance of beef by focusing attention on daily production practices that influence the safety and quality of beef.

  • Beef Verification

    With the majority of people being removed from agriculture it has increased demand for the full story.

  • Young Rancher Loans Down

    A new report by the Farm Credit Administration lagging slightly.

  • Young Rancher Loans Down

    A new report by the Farm Credit Administration lagging slightly.

  • Don’t Avoid Conflict

    Being in business with your family can be challenging as well as rewarding. Conflict is going to happen in the workplace. T

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