When sheep ranchers suspect they’re getting fleeced, things get ugly.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he’s confident the nation’s largest volunteer conservation effort will endure the squeeze of budget cuts and rising commodities prices.
Mad cow disease discovered in a California dairy cow shook the ranching world Tuesday, though federal officials said the animal wasn’t in the U.S. food supply.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks during an Agriculture Town Meeting in Burlington, Vt., on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.(AP Photo/Alison Redlich)