livestock http://kvpr.org en Drought Forces California Ranchers To Make Tough Decisions http://kvpr.org/post/drought-forces-california-ranchers-make-tough-decisions <div><p>California’s ranchers depend on fall and winter rains to keep grasses growing for their livestock. But the state’s drought is forcing them to make tough decisions. With rangelands dry statewide, moving herds isn’t an option. Many are resorting to buying feed, but its rising cost is making that choice difficult. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, some ranchers must decide whether to sell their livestock or go out of business.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:26:39 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 27677 at http://kvpr.org Drought Forces California Ranchers To Make Tough Decisions Livestock Theft Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature http://kvpr.org/post/livestock-theft-bill-awaits-governor-s-signature <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">Cattle rustling or crop raiding might seem like a relic of the Wild West, but in the San Joaquin Valley and surrounding foothills, cattle theft is on the rise. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:05:10 +0000 Ezra David Romero 21341 at http://kvpr.org Livestock Theft Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature Livestock Theft Bill Advances Through State Senate http://kvpr.org/post/livestock-theft-bill-advances-through-state-senate <div><p>Cattle rustling or crop raiding might seem like a relic of the Wild West, but in the San Joaquin Valley surrounding foothills, cattle theft is on the rise. So much so that it's inspired a new bill by a local legislator that passed the Senate earlier this week. Valley Public Radio’s Ezra Romero reports on the Livestock Theft Prevention Act.</p></div><p>A bill that would beef up fines for stealing livestock passed through the Senate Tuesday with unanimous, bi-partisan support. The bill would establish a $5,000 fine for anyone convicted of livestock theft.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:36:09 +0000 Ezra David Romero 21146 at http://kvpr.org Livestock Theft Bill Advances Through State Senate