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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.

  • Maximilian and Roy Rogers Stunn Collectors

    Given that majority of the history of mankind was written on the back of a horse, it’s no surprise then that collectors and museums will pay enormous sums for antique saddles

  • The Santa Fe, Merlot and San Antonio

    While fashions have been debuting throughout the month of September in New York, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has elected this month as well to introduce new cuts of beef.

  • Barely There

    Are there grizzlies in the North Cascades?

  • Bonanza Trivia

    It is a little known fact that the star of America’s most popular western series , not only couldn’t stand horses he could barely ride.

  • The First Color Western

    I know this will date me but I still remember the chill bumps I got each Sunday night when the sepia map would burn, that epic music would play and those spectacular horses would fly across the screen

  • Support Americas' Ranchers Buy Mcdonalds

    The country that gives US cattle producers a run for their money and competition for the global export market is in the process of buying Mickey Dee’s biggest competitor.

  • Your Own Personal Wind Machine

    rural homeowners are getting on the band wagon and installing their own personal wind machine.

  • Feed Digestion and Teeth Floating

    Researchers in Canada discovered there was no correlation between teeth abnormality and feed digestibility.

  • Happy Hour For Cows

    There is nothing I like better then a juicy steak and a good cab. It seems Canadian cattle producers took this match made in heaven to a new realm.

  • Our Outdoor Lifestyle Influences Fashion Designers

    There has been a major resurgence of anything equestrian.

  • Tea Party Triumphs

    It’s fascinating isn’t it to watch the lengths the liberal media will go to discredit the Tea Party stunning recent victories

  • Borrowing Grazing Techniques From Canada

    I hate to say it but yes winter is looming and with it comes the art of feeding cattle during frigid months. Yes, it really is an art.

  • Father Of Wilderness Management

    for hunters the name Leupold is synonymous with scopes manufactured by the legendary Portland Company but there is another Leopold, different spelling, without whom the company wouldn’t have had much success.

  • Juicy Steak Angelina's Beauty Secret

    Her extreme vegan diet nearly killed her!

  • New Mexico To Retry Billy The Kid

    I’m Susan Allen welcome to today’s Open Range isn’t it amazing the lengths politicians will go to for attention, especially with elections right around the corner?

  • NW Stress Relieving Plant

    lavender

  • Gun Dogs Hunt Like Their Owners

    A University of California study reported what we all knew all along, dogs and owners look alike. And I’ll take the liberty to say they hunt alike.

  • Nincompoops!

    Nincompoops! That what my grandma would have called them.

  • Gentleman Bucking Horse

    What makes a good bucking horse. Today a stock contractor would say great bloodlines but in the early era of rodeo there was no recipe

  • Hunting Leases As New Revenue

    ranchers who maximize hunting leases stand to profit.

  • Orwadaho

    Tired of the same old politics, time to add a new state!

  • Playing Football in The Stanley Basin

    Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountain’s loom large in Stanley Basin a place that became the ultimate back drop for a spontaneous and very famous game of football .

  • Wrong Color Right Horse

    Want a tough horse? Then do what the cowboys of 1800’s did, pick the right color.

  • Keeping Cattle Out Of The Water

    A student from Montana State University has come up with a simple watering system that could revolutionize how cattle drink from streams.

  • Who Gets The Horse?

    As a realtor who specialized in Equestrian properties it was soon apparent that horses, or rather one spouses passion for them, provided me a with lucrative career.

  • 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.

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