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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.

  • Why The US Postal Service Should Underwrite Rodeo

    I came across an article coincidentally buried in the sports digest section of my local paper that has left me feeling like I’ve got a burr under my saddle blanket.

  • History Of The Golden Horse

    One reason horses have become such iconic symbols for many Americans is that the species is woven into our history.

  • Complexitys of Animal Law

    Each state is unique when it comes to livestock regulations and veterinary practices.

  • Blame It On Dust

    I think the dust did it! Yep regulations against farmer’s dust might have been the final straw!

  • Treating Frost bite and hyprthermia

    A conscientious rancher pays close attention to young animals during cold and wet conditions.

  • Dare To Dream

    Training horses is time consuming, expensive and often frustrating. Last year I let some aspects of it get me down. Now when I feel myself going down that path I’ll think of Bettina

  • A Nation Of Wimps And Wusses

    A couple of recent articles, one calling American’s wusses , the other about how folks are relocating to Texas in droves plus a Toytoa commercial provide insight into the state of our country

  • Blowing Holes In The Latest Anti-Beef Story

    Before my suburban sisters call to tell me they’ve cut red meat from their diet, lets take a closer look at a very misleading story. .

  • USDA Brucellosis Admendments

    The USDA is making amendments to previous regulations that could cause some western cattle producers even more grief.

  • The Growing Demand For Bison

    One hundred years ago only a thousand of these spectacular creatures remained. Today there is more than 450,000 as more and more individuals fill the growing niche market for low fat meat by raising bison.

  • True Grit A Tribute

    The movie critic Roger Ebert said it “reminds us of the glory that was and can still be, the Western”.

  • Rural Renaissance or Brain Drain

    A problem that has plagued rural America for generations has been the fact that the most promising young people often relocate to the city. Is the tide turning? Are more professionals opting for country living?

  • AP's 2010 Athletes And Runner Up Are Fast Females!

    Girls ruled in sports this past year, judging by whom the Associated Press selected as the top two athletes for 2010. One was a late bloomer commencing her sport at three, the other debuted remarkably as a two year old.

  • The Healing Power Of Mistletoe For Horses

    Scientists have found the mistletoe could cure an equine skin disease called sarcoids and also shrink cancerous tumors in humans.

  • McDonalds Hoax

    Nearly 2000 years ago the Apostle Paul challenged people to “test everything. His wisdom couldn’t be more applicable today when it comes to the destructive power of the internet.

  • Disapearing Trout

    One of the pleasures of back country is finding remote mountain lakes to fish, but that soon could become just a memory.

  • NCBA Calls To Block Judge

    Why would the NCBA organization be concerned about an Ohio judge?

  • NFL And HSUS A Sick Combination

    If you judge society by what we value...we look pretty darn sick

  • Sarahs Rookie Hunt

    Sarah, I love your passion, and the energy you bring to the Tea Party but you might want to think twice before you tout your hunting abilities on national TV

  • Starry night

    a Cowboy Christmas poem that has become a yearly network tradition.

  • White Stuff Turns Green

    The last ‘La Nina” swept through in 1998-99 and while it inconvenienced most of us, in many of our western communities, double the snow fall meant a boon to local business as powder hounds flocked to the rural west chasing dry snow.

  • 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?

  • Solutions For Road Kills

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

  • Maximizing Dollars For Angus Cattle

    Want more money from your calves, who doesn’t,

  • Wintering Cattle Well

    Heavy snow, wind and wet conditions make life miserable for all of us but it’s especially trying on ranchers and livestock.

  • The Father of Bareback Riding

    In my humble opinion one of the toughest events in rodeo has to be bareback riding.

  • Keeping Animals Safe From New And Improved..... And More Deadly Rodent Bate

    If you have a rodent problem in your barn or horse facility, a barn cat is a far better option than new rodenticides that have become even more poisonous with the advent of new ingredients.

  • The Implant Issue

    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.

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