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University of Michigan researchers track coyote-wolf hybrids
A wolf and a coyote mated nearly 100 years ago. The result: the coywolf.

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Conservation groups unite to oppose takeover of federal land
In the past few years, efforts by a growing fringe of state lawmakers to take over national public lands have surfaced in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
Congress passes one-week Homeland Security bill
Congress passes one-week Homeland Security bill
The legislation went to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature, which the president provided just a few minutes before midnight.
Wyoming House advances bills to protect domestic sheep
The bills are in response to concern the U.S. Forest Service is considering whether to curtail domestic sheep in Wyoming and other western states to reduce the threat to wild bighorns.
Maui sugar plantation looking for biofuel crop
Even if the company found an alternative crop, the technology to convert plant materials into energy on a commercial scale still hasn’t been developed, the plantation's manager says.
Oahu coffee farm quarantine broadened by state
The beetle previously had been found only on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Feds fine northern Idaho business after teen’s death
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the Incredible Corn Maze in Hauser, Idaho, in the death of an 18-year-old employee.
Farm equipment maker Deere foresees sharp sales drop
Sales are forecast to fall 17 percent this fiscal year compared with 2014 with earnings of $1.8 billion, down from $3.16 billion in 2014.
Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push
The Partnership for a Healthier America is using star power in its marketing campaign to promote fruits and vegetables.
Lawsuit filed against Purina claims food sickens, kills dogs
The suit alleges the food contains an animal toxin used in automobile antifreeze and a group of toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains.
Poll: Californians see drought as serious, more want limits
Half of Californians also said that in dry years, the state should help farmers by easing environmental regulations that protect fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, but the survey found 46 percent disagreeing.