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Western regional wildfire outlook planned Monday

Western regional wildfire outlook planned Monday

RENO, Nev. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plan to offer a regional outlook next week for the upcoming fire season across the West. Agency experts forecast above normal fire potential across almost all of Arizona, New Mexico, California and Oregon…

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USDA backs hot-iron brands with new ID rule

USDA backs hot-iron brands with new ID rule

Looks like cowboys left their mark on U.S. animal identification policy.

December 20, 2012 5:20 pmLoading…

Feds declare 16 Wyoming counties drought disaster

CHEYENNE — The federal government has designated 16 Wyoming counties as disaster areas because of the drought and six more also qualify for assistance because they're contiguous to the primary counties.

August 01, 2012 5:44 pmLoading…

16 Wyoming counties qualify for fed drought aid

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Sixteen Wyoming counties now qualify for federal drought assistance.

July 19, 2012 2:23 pmLoading…

Conservation acres grow by 3.9 million acres, but cuts loom

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has accepted 3.9 million acres of vulnerable farm land into its conservation program, including a quarter-million acres in Montana and Wyoming.

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Lewis and Clark forest to grow with land purchase

GREAT FALLS — The U.S. Forest Service plans to buy more than 1,600 acres of pristine private land in the Tenderfoot Creek Drainage in the Little Belt Mountains to add to the Lewis and Clark National Forest southeast of Great Falls.

April 07, 2012 11:22 amLoading…

USDA brand decision burns ranchers

The hot-iron brand, the West’s most recognized ownership stamp for 150 years, isn’t grading well with federal officials searching for uniform ways of identifying livestock.

April 26, 2011 12:15 amLoading…

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