While recent delisting has prompted some changes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services remains first point of contact for reporting wolf conflict incidents.
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Targeting Ohio raccoons in aerial sweep of eastern, northeastern parts of state.
BOISE, Idaho — Three wolves have been killed by federal authorities in central Idaho near Stanley, an action blasted by an environmental group. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services said it killed the wolves over several days earlier this month at the request of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game after confirming wolves killed six sheep. The three…
Feral swine can cause extensive damage to riparian habitats while searching for food, and are known carriers of leptospirosis, salmonella and E-coli.LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — U.S. Department of Agriculture aerial sharpshooters are returning to the Lake Havasu National Wildlife Refuge for a second attempt to exterminate feral hogs at the refuge along the Colorado River. However, the facility’s manager…
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Fish farmers in Arkansas now have federal permits that allow them to kill a limited number of double-crested cormorants as the birds flee the ice and snow of the Great Lakes area. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently resumed issuing such permits to operators and employees of fish farms in several states, including Arkansas. It…
But the birds are particular about where they nest, which contributes to the uncertainty about their stay in Wisconsin.
Lake Winnipeg algae blooms are so large that they’re visible from space.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Federal trappers are struggling to keep up with Minnesota’s growing wolf population, according to a Minnesota Public Radio report. Only U.S. Department of Agriculture trappers can kill problem wolves – those that attack cattle and the like – because of a 2014 federal ruling that put them on the endangered species list. Trappers had to stop…
Federal money had run out for helping Minnesota farmers and ranchers control wolves.
USDA will continue to accept eligible offers for state-specific Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and CRP Grasslands enrollment.
It’s the 10th free-ranging deer in Michigan found to have chronic wasting disease.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has lifted a quarantine in place since May 15 following the depopulation and testing of a chronic wasting disease-exposed Wright County white-tailed deer herd. CWD was not detected in any of the 30 white-tailed deer samples collected. The herd was initially placed under quarantine because the Board traced animal movements from…
A purple prism EAB trap near Welcome. (Photo by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture)In August, four emerald ash borers (EAB) were captured on a purple prism trap near Welcome, in southern Minnesota. According to the Minnesota DNR, this discovery is important as it is at least 60 miles from previous finds in Fillmore and Dodge counties, and Martin County does…
About 60 farms in Ohio reportedly produce 25 species of freshwater prawns. The bounty is worth $4.75 million a year.
Egg pits chewed by female Asian longhorned beetles may be one of the first signs of infestation. (Photo courtesy Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program)The U.S Department of Agriculture has declared August as national Tree Check Month – time to be on the lookout for invasive, destructive pests threatening Michigan’s urban and forest landscapes. The Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural…
Asian longhorned beetles are doing damage to trees elsewhere, including in the United States, but haven’t been found yet in Minnesota.MANKATO, Minn. — The bags of bugs are piling up in the walk-in freezer in St. Paul, about 150 arriving every two weeks, a number expected to rise to well over 1,000 by the end of September. If the sack…
Quarantining bison is seen as a way to reduce the number slaughtered each year and to establish more bison herds around the U.S.
Part of disease tracing effort reaching back to 2016 Crow Wing County case.
A memo from the Trump USDA on Wednesday tells American landowners: No more room in federal Conservation Reserve Program.
Agencies have combined to trap and kill 2,332 feral hogs in the first three months of this year, almost half the total of 5,358 feral hogs captured in all of 2016.
Budget cut championed by environmental and conservation groups as a long-awaited rebuke of a program they contend needlessly kills thousands of animals each year. But rural Oregonians and ranchers see it as the tone-deaf response of political leaders far removed from the daily realities of a rural existence.
A national debate about the predator-killing M-44 device is unfolding in the wake of a hospitalized teenager and three dogs and a wolf that have been killed recently in Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.
The USDA worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to eradicate nearly 70 feral swine from Arizona refuge.
Idaho boy was injured last month when he checked one out with his dog on federally-owned land about 500 yards from his house on the outskirts of the small city of Pocatello. His Labrador retriever dog died.
Over a 10-year period, approximately $19 million in federal funds from the Farm Service Agency will be used to provide annual rental, incentive and cost-share payments for filter strips, riparian buffers, or pollinator and honeybee habitat.
The report also looks at the impacts of using only non-lethal methods for dealing with problem wolves, and of the federal agency withdrawing from wolf damage management in Minnesota.