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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.

  • Snake Bites and Gun Dogs

    You can train your hunting dog to avoid snakes.

  • Father of The US Calvary

    A WWII museum exhibit in New Orleans that runs through October titled “Loyal Forces” made me think of Brigadier General Stephen Kearney.

  • Rock Snot and Felt Soled Boots

    We need to do what we can to stop invasive plant species that are spread by us; our vehicles, boats, even boots!

  • Werewolves and Shape Shifters

    A secret wolf society, orca’s that transform themselves into wolves then into shape shifters?

  • Horse Whisperer to Cow Whisperer

    Herd animals have communication dynamics that are much different than say a predator species.

  • Who Won The Cattle Sheep Wars

    The history of the west is ripe with battles between cattlemen and sheep herders and if you count the cattle grazing on public lands it appears that the ranchers prevailed.

  • Hereford History

    it’s easy to take for granted all the different breeds of cattle but the hoof prints of America’s popular breeds reflect our nation's historic timeline

  • AQHA History Lesson

    Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world” the very reason that American Quarter Horse Association exists today.

  • An Event that Celebrates The All Around Horse

    Mounted shooting, roping, reining cutting, jumping, barrels, dressage, gaming, if you like horses trust me, there’s a riding discipline to fit your personality.

  • Youth Sport Verses Hunting

    There is no doubt Hunting and fishing is loosing it’s appeal for the younger generation, youth sports might be to blame!

  • Count Fuel Per Mile Not Food Miles

    In theory if you oppose large scale farming operations you ‘d better be boycotting Ralph Lauren and other successful “family owned” companies

  • Killing Them With Kindness

    “Killed by Kindness” So often in the cases of horses and dogs we do things thinking we are being “nice” but in the end we not only harm but have even caused the death of our four footed friends.

  • OPEN RANGE- Barrel Racing's International Ambassador

    When I think of barrels in context with Italy, horses aren’t exactly what I picture and that is the very reason Shannon Kerr is breeding them in Italy.

  • OPEN RANGE- El Paso Payoff Hurts Cattle Producers

    Money talks, no I take that back, when it comes to a couple of western environmental groups it shouts!

  • Armed Guards For Cattle Inspectors

    Only in the USA is a cattle inspector now a dangerous occupation.

  • Environmentalists and Loggers Find Common Ground

    There is a rumbling in the woods, no it’s not Sasquash but something just as unheard of is occurring in a remote region of Washington

  • West NIle and Coat Color

    Ever been outdoors with people and noticed how some end up mosquito bait while others aren’t bothered at all the same holds true for horses

  • Where Have All The Cowboys Gone

    Cowboy

  • Cowboy Hat and Culture

    People from other cultures are fascinated by cowboy hats but interestingly the cowboy hat as we know it today evolved from other cultural influences

  • Slow Speed Chase

    In this high tech era when apples have become something you hold to your ear and talk in rather than a horse treat it’s fun to come upon stories that make me chuckle

  • Indians,Wine and Pacu

    Indians

  • Indians,Wine and Pacu

    Indians exploit wildlife, an Idaho fisherman is surprised by his catch and the Wall Street Journal issues dire warnings for the Washington State Wine Industry.

  • Decline In Mule Deer Numbers

    Mule deer numbers throughout the west are declining in rates that are alarming.

  • New Definition of Free Range Chicken

    Free Range chicken takes on new whole new meaning

  • Drug Horses Part Two

    So far this year 55 horses have been found in Arizona abandoned by drug runners either cut loose in the desert or tied to a mesquite tree to die.

  • The Plight of Drug Horses

    There is another unrecognized victim of the illegal drug trade that breaks my heart and makes it impossible to respect this administration’ stance.

  • What We Can Learn From Presidential Pups

    Was the White House pup just a photo op?

  • Lessons From George Washington

    President George Washington could never have imagined that his dedication to his elderly horses would provide an example of responsibility over 200 years latter.

  • Whats Wild About Rags

    Barrel racers have their bling, Bare back rider express their individuality through the tooling and dying of their chaps. Yet there is one piece of colorful cowboy attire that goes virtually unnoticed by the average joe,

  • Activists Halt Oregon Wolf Kill

    There are a number of things you’ll never catch a rancher doing. Putting catsup on his steak, leaving a gate open and... crying wolf.

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