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Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
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Desert tortoise faces uncertain future amid Bundy conflict
It all began with the tortoise.

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Vandals topple Prunedale beehives, kill 200,000 bees
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and authorities say no arrests have been made.
Once pot friendly Northern California county bans marijuana
A previously pot friendly rural Northern California county has reversed course and banned commercial marijuana farms, paving the way for lawsuits from growers who previously received permits and paid taxes
Western Innovator: Technology puts bacteria to work
Western Innovator: Technology puts bacteria to work
This year the company will expand to the development of microbes that will increase access to other nutrients, such as phosphorus and potassium, in wheat, sorghum and rice.
Study blames pot farms for poisonings of endangered owls
Pot farms use rat poison to keep rodents away from their irrigatdoion systems and crops.
Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17
Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17
Hundreds of rescue workers are slogging through knee-deep ooze and using long poles to probe for bodies as the search drags on for victims of the mudslides that slammed the Southern California town of Montecito
Storm dumps 18 inches of snow, heavy rain in Sierra Nevada
The winter storm that triggered deadly mudslides in California dumped more than a foot of snow and an inch of heavy rain on the Sierra Nevada
Death toll hits 15 in California mudslides; search goes on
Most of the deaths occurred in and around Montecito, a wealthy enclave of about 9,000 people northwest of Los Angeles.
Crews rescue residents as mud engulfs California burn areas
Evacuation orders were issued Monday as forecasters predicted mudslides in foothill neighborhoods where the state’s largest-ever fire raged last month.
Western Innovator: Promoting sustainable ranching
Western Innovator: Promoting sustainable ranching
A former California Cattlemen’s Association official, Tracy Schohr, will be a resource for ranchers in her new role as University of California Cooperative Extension livestock and natural resources adviser.
Quota passage clears path for Calif. FMMO
Quota passage clears path for Calif. FMMO
California dairy producers are celebrating the outcome of the referendum and getting one huge step closer to abandoning the state milk marketing order for inclusion in the federal system.

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