NEWS
Prairie Chicken Threatened
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Mar 28, 2014 08:01 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Much to the dismay of people in agriculture and other industries in the Southern Plains, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated the lesser prairie chicken as a "threatened" species that requires more protection from development and other impacts from businesses.

Fish and Wildlife Service officials recognized the controversy involved in the decision by noting a final special rule for the lesser prairie chicken meant to "limit regulatory impacts on landowners and businesses from this listing."

"Threatened" is a step below the designation of "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act.

The Fish and Wildlife Service stated the ...

Quick View
  • Dodge Down Corn Conditions have been right for stalk rot and ear molds in corn in many parts of the Midwest this ...
  • Cows That Last If you've priced replacement heifers lately, or even just added up all the costs of raising your ...
  • Chrysler: What's New for 2015 Here's something you don't want to do at a media event for seasoned automotive journalists from a...
  • Farm Investors Welcome Why own farms when you can own shares in a farmland pool? The advent of agriculture's first real ...
  • Rents Resist Price Relief Growers in bellwether corn states expect to make money on bushels -- not price -- in 2014, farm m...
  • GE Critics Range as Skeptics An ad-hoc committee of 18 scientists is tasked by the National Research Council with examining th...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl helps readers wrestle with reality of health insurance costs, congressional inacti...
  • Ag Innovation Showcase At the sixth annual Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis this week, start-ups in search of investo...
  • Ask the Vet At what age should a cow be culled?
Related News Stories
Weekly Transportation Update
Washington Insider - Monday
FDA to Revise Spent Grains Rules
Ag Policy Blog
Washington Insider - Friday
GE Critics Range as Skeptics
Washington Insider - Thursday
Ag Policy Blog
Washington Insider - Wednesday
GE Crop History Revisited