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Drought forces painful choices for New Mexico ranchers
Most of southern New Mexico is grappling with some level of dryness, with extreme drought increasing in the northwest corner of the state.

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Lawsuit seeks to halt Yellowstone bison captures
Bison leaving the park are routinely captured and slaughtered by state and federal agencies to protect Montana livestock.
General Mills gets pet-friendly, buying Blue Buffalo for $8B
General Mills has suffered three consecutive years of declining revenue as it follows customers seeking more fresh food on the dinner table.
Interior boss alters overhaul after pushback
Interior boss alters overhaul after pushback
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has changed a proposed overhaul of his department with a new organizational map that more closely follows state lines instead of the natural boundaries he initially proposed
Perdue to food box critics: Give the idea a chance
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the plan is a work in progress, but it is fundamentally rooted in the idea that new technology can create opportunities.
Washington carbon tax bill clears key fiscal committee
Aviation fuel and fossil fuels used in agriculture are among those that would be exempt from the tax.
New Timeline Proposed For Oregon’s Cap And Trade Bill
The legislation, known as the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, would cap the state’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2021 and launch a trading system for emissions permits.
Yellowstone fee proposal advances in Wyoming Legislature
Proponents say the proposed fee would generate money for Wyoming, Montana and Idaho to deal with wildlife management issues.
Noxious weed or fine apparel? Idaho educator says ‘both’
Scarve co-designer thought an aesthetically pleasing accessory might help spread the message about noxious weeds.
Hershey’s renews trademark battles with marijuana businesses
Correction: Hershey's-Marijuana Legal Disputes story
Northwest Coastal Wetlands Won’t Survive High Sea Level Rise
In higher scenarios of sea level rise that range anywhere from 2 to 6 feet, big changes are in store.