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  • Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes

    Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes

    Ranchers battle gigantic meatpackers to get a fair price for cattle in a changing economy.

  • Let me tell you about a real winter

    Let me tell you about a real winter

    A Wyoming rancher remembers the winter of 1979 -- what it was like tending cattle at 52 below zero.

  • Still Howling Wolf

    Still Howling Wolf

    Ranchers and environmentalists in Wyoming are still squabbling over wolves as the animal bounces on and off the endangered species list.

  • Homecoming

    Homecoming

    Mary Flitner takes joy in the hard but satisfying work of bringing her cattle down from the mountains in Wyoming’s beautiful fall.

  • Alexandra Fuller: A fine line between protest and profession

    Author Alexandra Fuller talks about the impacts of oil drilling on her chosen home of Wyoming.

  • Death, and taxes

    In Western communities with runaway land values, many ranching heirs have a hard time holding on to the family farm.

  • Advice from a rancher: The risks make it fun

    Today's economic woes remind Mary Flitner of a horse race years ago and the important lesson it taught her: Times are always tough for ranchers, so you might as well enjoy the gamble!

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