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Massive Montana ranch owned by Mars candy heir is sold
One of the largest Montana ranches owned by the late Mars Inc. co-president has been sold

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USDA reduces expectations for Florida’s citrus crop harvests
Federal agriculture officials have reduced expectations for Florida's citrus crop for the coming year
Recovery plans for Snake River salmon, steelhead released
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries plan include spring and summer chinook, fall chinook and steelhead.
Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face
Utah congressional leaders introduce legislation to create tribal co-management councils, a move touted by Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows
Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture were extended into the week instead of expiring Monday.
Farmers in Washington and Idaho seek answer for acidic soil
Some farmers in northern Idaho and western Washington are looking for solutions after years of applying nitrogen-based fertilizer has left their land with acidic soil
US says WTO losing focus on trade, becoming litigation group
U.S. trade representative: Some member countries use their status as developing nations to obtain concessions and don’t follow WTO rules.
Sage grouse leaders say debate over the bird is improving
Wyoming sage grouse leaders say talks with the Department of the Interior are improving after the announced review of the bird's protections caused dissonance
Senator proposes act to subtract from Wilderness Study Areas
Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines introduced legislation to remove more than 700 square miles (1,819 square kilometers) from the state's Wilderness Study Areas
Explosion of rats in Eugene linked to chickens, compost
Pest experts warn chicken coops, compost piles and fallen, rotting fruit are a magnet for rodents.
Firefighters protect coastal California towns as blaze rages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history.

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