Threat of Mexican ban on U.S. corn sharpens focus on trade

Threat of Mexican ban on U.S. corn sharpens focus on trade

From The Westerner Blog A Mexican lawmaker’s threat to ban the importation of U.S. corn would mean lower prices for South Dakota corn farmers at a time when prices are already low. Although South Dakota corn exports go primarily to Asia, lower corn prices nationally would hurt an industry already staggering from low commodity prices, […]

Horse’n Around rescue seeking homes for equines

Horse’n Around rescue seeking homes for equines

By SoAzNewsX The equine rescue organization Horse’n Around in Hereford, AZ is seeking people to adopt horses and donkeys. Here are 4 very nice equines that need a home. BUBBA & JACK These 2 miniature donkeys are super sweet.  Bubba, the black donkey, is 7 years old and Jack, the grey, is 10 years old. […]

1898 – Maine explodes in Havana Harbor

1898 – Maine explodes in Havana Harbor

By SoAzNewsX February 15 1864- Virginia- “Texas Jack” Omohundro enlists as a private in the 5th Virginia Cavalry. A few years later he would be a great friend of Buffalo Bill Cody. 1875- Mason County, Texas- a man named Adam Brayford was traveling between Llano and Mason and saw a body lying beside the road. […]

More than 25,000 sandhill cranes now in Sulphur Springs Valley

More than 25,000 sandhill cranes now in Sulphur Springs Valley

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Game and Fish Department is estimating there are more than 25,000 sandhill cranes in the Sulphur Springs Valley in southeastern Arizona, with the largest concentration of 15,343 at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area in McNeal. The Willcox Playa area has 8,291 cranes, the Safford Valley/Duncan area 846, Bonita 775, and there are […]

Navajo Nation defends Bears Ears National Monument

Navajo Nation defends Bears Ears National Monument

From The Westerner Blog On Jan. 5, the Navajo Nation Council’s Naabik’iyátí’ Committee voted 19-0 to pass a resolution supporting the presidential proclamation establishing the Bears Ears National Monument and opposing any congressional action that seeks to reverse the designation. The Navajo Nation’s action came as Utah’s congressional delegation and Utah’s state legislature continue to […]

How a 20% border tax could set off an international food fight

How a 20% border tax could set off an international food fight

From The Westerner Blog The first week of the Trump administration may signal a tough road ahead for agriculture. First, the president withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty, which was expected to boost U.S. agricultural exports by more than $7 billion annually over the coming decades by dropping trade barriers among 12 North American and […]

Scott Dyke: Custer at his best — One not to be forgotten

Scott Dyke: Custer at his best — One not to be forgotten

By Scott Dyke George Armstrong Custer. My first inkling of the iconic warrior came in early childhood when a fast food shack depicted a horse-bound soldier with a saber in one hand and an ice cream cone in the other, with a sign proclaiming “Custard’s Last Stand.” In my teens I discovered the real Custer, […]

1856 – Indians attack settlers in Seattle

1856 – Indians attack settlers in Seattle

By SoAzNewsX January 25 1856- Washington Territory– Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians. 1885- De Smet, Dakota Territory- Laura Ingalls, 18, author of Little House on the Prairie series, married Almanzo Wilder. January 26 1864- Fort Owen, Montana Territory- “Whiskey” Bill Graves is hanged by vigilantes. 1864- Lewiston, Idaho Territory – District Judge […]

Rabid bobcat attacks 4, terrorizes resort town in Arizona

Rabid bobcat attacks 4, terrorizes resort town in Arizona

From The Westerner Blog People flock to the Arizona desert town of Sedona for its tranquility and relaxation. But tranquility turned to terror after a rabid bobcat attacked residents and pets. Authorities killed the rabid animal after it injured four people, a dog and a house cat in three separate attacks last week in Sedona. […]