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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.

  • 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.

  • NASS Cattle Survey

    The US Department of Agriculture will contact nearly 50,000 cattle operations throughout the nation this January to participate in the January Cattle Survey.

  • According to Experts Cows Help Fight Global Warming

    Cows, first they villianized them, now they believe they could save the planet!

  • Cowboy Boots for Christmas

    It all started in 1875 when a Colorado wrangler stopped at the Charles Hyler Shoe Shop in Kansas and ordered boots

  • Cattle Producers under attack from WA Department of Ecology

    The economy has hit Washington cattle producers hard so a sucker punch from the state’s Department of Ecology is the last thing ranchers need.

  • Open Range Wrap Up

    It's Olympic time out West, Black tail prairie dog not listed on Endangered Species , Worst year for cattle feeders on record.....

  • Pine Beetle Kill Wood becomes Coveted

    The terrible carnage from the rice grain sized pine -beetle, resulting in the death of billions of ponderosa and lodge pole pine trees are now being reused and in some cases even treasured as artifacts.

  • Future Rodeo Stars

    Last week while rodeo enthusiasts were glued to the NFR Finals, trust me youngsters throughout the US were roping the family dog and falling to sleep riding a make believe bull.

  • A Heifer For The Holidays

    The Heifer International catalog has been dubbed the most important gift catalog in the world.

  • Unique Christmas Gift

    They are cute, fuzzy, expensive and oh so sweet, the perfect Christmas gift, hey I wonder why we haven’t seen them in the Neiman Marcus catalog?

  • Farming Statistics

    No one will contest that the Northwest’s own Bill Gates is a smart man, yet given that fact it’s surprising that so many so called intellectuals oppose his belief that modern production agriculture

  • The World's Smartest Horse

    Google and Yahoo call him the smartest horse, NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN have all covered his story , believe me, you’ll be be surprised to learn what breed of horse he is.

  • Brucellosis Found in Idaho Beef Cow

    Brucellosis was found last week in an Eastern Idaho beef cow. How will that impact our region?

  • NW Home of Freeze Branding

    The Northwest is known for a host of great things…..We’re the home of Nike, Nordstrom’s fine wine, fabulous coffee and... Freeze branding.

  • Lightening Strikes Ranches

    I will never forget the scene in my all time favorite western Lonesome Dove where the lighting ran across the horns of the cattle herd. It still gives me chills.

  • Pick the Sex of Your Foal

    In the ranch horse business geldings bring top dollar, so imagine what it would mean if breeders could pick the sex of their foals.

  • Elites attack Western Women When They Attack Palin

    The women that settled the west were strong and versatile, they still are, a reason I view the treatment of Sarah Palin by the elites and mainstream media as a direct attack on my lifestyle.

  • Open Range Wrap Up

    Idaho Fish and Game discuss extending wolf hunting season while several hunters bagged tropheys in the PNW.

  • Subjects to Avoid at Holiday Parties

    Most of us were taught never to bring up politics or religion at a cocktail party well if you’re hob knobbing out west you’d be wise to add wolves to the list

  • The Wicked Witch of the West

    They call her the "Wicked Witch of the West " and she couldn’t be happier with the title.

  • Elites attack Western Women

    The woman that settled the West were strong and versatile,they still are a reason I view the treatment of Sarah Palin as an attack against me.

  • Mishap at Weapons Depot

    It was just a renegade tractor on a weapons depot, nothing to be worried about.

  • Open Range Wrap Up

    It’s Open Range wrap up, we caught a cattle rustler and the meat industry fights back!

  • Wisdom From the Master

    Because of men like Ray Hunt, we no longer use the word “break” in connotation with starting young horses.

  • It's Cowboy Christmas in Vegas

    From December 3rd through 12th Vegas will a sea of cowboy hats, and belts with bling showcasing the silver anniversary of the Wrangler National Final’s Rodeo.

  • Pondering Powder

    One thing the West does better than anywhere else in the US is generate powder.

  • Has Cabelas Gotten Too Big for it's Britches

    Sportmen worship in masses at Temple Cabela beneath stuffed Lion, tigers and bears and oh my their offerings have created a mega corporation that in the end could destroy it’s very followers.

  • Riding For Reading

    Junior rodeo has a good outreach to schools while English riding disciplines have often been perceived as elitist Riding for Reading works to change that!

  • Voters Approve Issue 2

    In what was viewed as a preemptive strike against animal rights activists Ohio voters overwhelming approved Issue 2, the ballot measure to amend the states constitution and create a livestock care standards board made up of ag industry professionals.

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