Agriculture

12:23pm

Mon December 31, 2012
Agriculture

After Public Outcry, USDA Maintains Hot-Iron Brand as Livestock ID Form

Under the new USDA rules, ear tags will be accepted in all 50 states. But states have the option of also accepting the hot-iron brand--something not included in original USDA rules.
Grace Hood KUNC

After a three year battle, a symbol of the American west—the cattle brand—will be preserved in new rules governing livestock identification.

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1:48pm

Sat December 29, 2012

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Sat December 29, 2012

11:58am

Fri December 28, 2012
Planet Money

Understanding The 'Milk Cliff'

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 1:35 pm

Scott Olson Getty Images

3:39am

Sat December 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Joy Of Salt Licking: Contest Turns Farm Animals Into Fine Artists

Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 9:40 am

Sculptures entered in the Great Salt Lick Contest await the judging and auction.
Taki Telonidis

Whit Deschner stands in the middle of a pasture outside of Baker, Ore., probably 30 or 40 feet away from a black cow licking a white salt block.

To most of us, this may look like a bucolic scene from ranch country, a smattering of black cattle on a vast field that spreads toward distant mountains. But, for Deshner, it's art in the making.

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