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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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    A bohemian is considered a non-conformist sort but the root of the word used in context with riding restricted women equestrians for generations.

  • US Ski Team Cowboys Up!

    Like rodeo, skiing and boarding are measured in seconds and in the words of Matthew Futtereman who authored the piece “it’s the cowboys who get the job done.”

  • Red Bluff Recap

    For sixty nine years now the Red Bluff Bull auction in January provides our regions livestock producers a gage for the upcoming year.

  • 5 Rivers Defense Fund Fights for Grazing Rights

    It’s heart breaking when your're out matched financially but as we’ve learned with the tea party movement, nothing’s impossible.

  • Grandparents and Horses

    Grandparents investments from the heart will continue to fuel the equine industry well into the future.

  • Western Quotes

    the west has spawned articulate utterings and and more than a few “Dirty Harry” style quotes

  • USDA Releases Cattle Numbers

    We have the smallest number of cattle in the United States since 1959!

  • Going Green in Urbania

    This past weekend I took a foray to the hinterlands, visiting two of the most liberal cities in our nation in one weekend.

  • Open Range Valentines Day

    Valentines Day has become predictable I'd say it’s time to buck tradition for buckaroo styling.

  • I Missed Duck Hunting

    Despite getting up in the middle of the night ,donning gear that transformed me into a wierd camo Michelin man creature and the worst....... having to remain quiet and STILL for long periods of time , I admit I missed duck hunting this season!

  • Cattle Could Save Troops

    Yes there is pork in appropriations bills but in the case of the Defense Bill there’s also cattle!

  • The Pioneer Woman.com

    Reality shows and remodels, be it someone’s home, business or body on TV a blog or Facebook what’s up with the OZ urge to snoop?

  • Agri-Beef Promotes NW Beef through Double R Genetics

    Agri- beef, one of the most respected companies in the beef industry is aggressively promoting Northwest beef if you want to be a part of this movement join me this Wednesday in Moses Lake Washington.

  • Highest Paid Actor in TV Drama Loses Big Money in Cattle

    Oh I hate to say it but we have another celebrity taken in a dubious livestock transaction, this time it is the highest paid actor in a TV Drama.

  • A Politcally Correct Super Bowl, Meatless ?

    Oh so subtly beef is being removed from America’s menus even on Super Bowl Sunday.

  • Mama's Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

    The West calls to each of us uniquely, causing some to climb or ski it’s mountains, others hunt it’s game, or photograph it’s vista’s.

  • Open Range Wrap Up

    It's Open Range Wrap Up, we’ve got a "Beetle" and a Brown from Massachusetts!

  • Bayer takes on Cattle Rustlers

    Feels like we’re back in the wild west, there’s been a rise in cattle rustling, as a result more than a few ranchers and cowboys in Texas and Arizona are tackling the problem the old fashioned way!

  • Obama America's Idol

    I’ve only watched a few episodes of American Idol so imagine my shock last Tuesday to see how program has become another prime time PR venue for Obama.

  • Necessity of Prepurchase Exams

    When a rich and famous guy like Tom Sellick gets duped buying a horse it’s a wake up call for all of us to take every precaution we can.

  • Check Off Funds Fend Off Attacks

    An issues management program? Yes a necessity for big corporations, politicians and celebrities like like Tiger Woods but cattle producers?

  • Chariot Racing

    There is one equine sport practiced predominantly in the Western half of the U.S. that has gone under the radar in the horse world but boasts enthusiasts throughout Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho

  • Barb Wire and Sage Grouse

    Antelope can’t jump en, they’re hell on horses and apparently deadly for sage grouse and prairie chicken

  • Smokeless Tobacco

    If you spend anytime out west you’ll soon spot something in common between the rodeo crowd, farmers, ranchers and outdoormens ...It’s that little round can outlined in their pocket.

  • Arthritis and Horses

    An experiment using race and rodeo horses could hold the key to preventing osteoarthritis in humans.

  • Wild Horse Photo Contest

    I don’t think any animal alive can compete with the beauty a horse conveys in photographs, especially a wild one .

  • Anti-meat Activist to Lecture at WSU

    Anti meat activist

  • Happy Trails

    The new year is a time for resolutions and lists but it is also a period to reflect back even say good bye as last year the horse industry lost some stars.

  • Wolf Count

    It was a record year for wolf deaths in the West, but how can it be called a “record” when it is the first time it has been legal to hunt them!

  • A Happy Ending

    Over comers and over achievers it’s the stuff of great movies are made of and they’re even more poignant when you have an animal in the mix.

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