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Farmers train to help prevent Lake Erie algae
Farmers have three years to be certified for commercial fertilizer use on more than 50 acres of farmland.

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Former Payson hotshot supervisor sues feds over fatal wildfire
Fred Schoeffler is seeking aircraft radio transmissions that may help explain the deaths of 19 elite firefighters.
Group: Settlement will cut oil pollution at Washington dam
Group: Settlement will cut oil pollution at Washington dam
The settlement resolves a 2016 lawsuit by the nonprofit Columbia Riverkeeper, which alleged the federal agency released oil and other pollutants from the dam into the river without a required permit.
Union Pacific cost cuts offset declining shipments in 4Q
Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Lance Fritz said higher energy prices, favorable agricultural markets and improving consumer confidence all suggest railroad shipping volumes will grow this year.
Federal agencies approve new phosphate mine in Idaho
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service have issued separate decisions approving the plan by Calgary-based Agrium Inc.
States argue in court for more say over endangered species
States argue in court for more say over endangered species
It’s the latest skirmish in the federal government’s troubled effort to restore the rare wolves to part of their original range under the Endangered Species Act.
Cowboy’s thumb reattached after rodeo roping accident
The cowboy and rancher from Wyoming says he roped a steer and was trying to wrap the rope around the saddle horn when his thumb got stuck. The rope then sliced it off.
Bill to lift protections for wolves introduced in U.S. Senate
The Senate bill and one introduced in the House last week would prevent the courts from overruling the decision to take wolves off the endangered species list.
Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal
Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal
Ryan Zinke’s commitment to public lands has come into question in recent weeks and is likely to be a point of contention Tuesday as the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee considers his nomination to be Interior secretary.
Teacher’s lesson: Waste not, want not
The EU wastes 88 million tons of food a year for a population of 510 million.
Wyoming to get its first USDA slaughterhouse
The move will allow the brand to sell Wyoming beef to markets beyond state borders.

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