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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.

  • 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

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  • 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.

  • 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

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  • 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

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