Monthly Archives: November 2014
On March 27, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management closed off 145,604 acres of federal land in Utah to implement the capture, impound, and removal of trespass cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy. BLM officials round up Bundy’s livestock on April 5; however, armed protesters in support of Bundy flocked to the site on April 12 and went head-to-head with the BLM, causing a week-long battle that led to several arrests.
A recent article in The Oregonian tackles the drought being experienced in the state:
Oregon drought update: Most of the southern half of Oregon is still experiencing severe to extreme drought, with the worst conditions in south-central and southeastern Oregon, according to the National Weather Service monthly drought report. The rest of the state is experiencing moderate drought.
Future: The drought is expected to continue and possibly intensify through fall. Continued above-normal temperatures are expected through November, especially in eastern Oregon. Precipitation is expected to be below normal through November, especially in the northern part of the state.
Risk management is a necessary component in owning ranches because it reduces the chances of suffering financial losses. Property owners have a variety of risk management tools and strategies from which to choose depending on their preference and capacity for absorbing or avoiding risk. Two of the most popular choices considered by ranch owners are the USDA Risk Management Agency’s federal crop insurance program and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s grant assistance.