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  • 'Big for the sake of big is not good'

    In his own words, Bill Stoltzfus compares his small (85-cow) dairy to the huge ones that have taken over the Magic Valley, and admits that dairy farmers who created problems with odor and manure must now take responsibility and deal with them.

  • 'The odors were beyond description'

    In her own words, Sena McKnight describes how she and her family were forced out of their home next to the Dutch Touch Dairy, due to the nauseating odors and decline in quality of life.

  • 'You start over new'

    In his own words, Dean Swager talks about how he moved his dairy farm from Southern California's Chino Valley to Idaho's Magic Valley.

  • Alternative livestock searches for a niche

    After the enthusiastic boosterism that surrounded alternative livestock in the 1980s, emu, ostrich, elk and bison producers have seen the market - and their incomes - plummet.

  • Global market squeezes sheep ranchers

    Foreign competition, low prices and increasing labor costs have sent the U.S. sheep industry into a decline that is felt especially in Idaho.

  • In the heart of the New West, the sheep win one

    The Hispanic livestock cooperative, Ganados del Valle, wins a lawsuit against the Sierra Club Foundation in New Mexico's Chama Valley.

  • Cattle grazing hurts

    According to a recent review of research in the "Western North American Naturalist journal," Allison Jones of the Wild Utah Project says grazing hurts arid ecosystems.

  • Another legacy of drought

    Wyoming veterinarians are blaming the drought for the summer's unusually high number of cattle with deadly sulfate-induced polio.

  • Free, four-hour tour of his ranch

    New Mexico rancher Jim Winder offers tour of his ranch Jan. 15.

  • Peggy Godfrey's long, strange trip

    In Colorado's San Luis Valley, Peggy Godfrey works hard raising sheep, writing cowboy poetry, helping neighbors at calving time and living what she describes as the life of a free woman.

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