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Christmas tree growers narrowly approve checkoff
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Christmas tree growers narrowly approve checkoff
Though the Christmas tree checkoff was approved by a narrow margin of farmers, the USDA plans to hold another referendum next year.

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California fire victims don’t want utilities’ fault reduced
PG&E and other utilities say the law is unfair and they want it wiped from the state’s books.
Trump administration defends Cascade-Siskiyou expansion
Trump administration defends Cascade-Siskiyou expansion
An Obama-era expansion of Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is being defended as legal by the Trump administration.
Opponents sue to nix ballot measure to split California in 3
Venture capitalist Tim Draper is financing the “Cal 3” initiative in his latest attempt to divide the state.
Nonprofit files plan to remove four Klamath dams
Nonprofit files plan to remove four Klamath dams
The Klamath River Renewal Corporation has filed its “Definite Plan” with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to remove four hydroelectric dams on the lower Klamath River.
Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests
A national forest in Colorado fully closed last month for the first time in 16 years to prevent new wildfires.
Progress made against deadly California blaze
The blaze that started Thursday near the community of Hornbrook has scorched 55 square miles.
California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US
Recent wildfires have forced thousands of people to evacuate and destroyed hundreds of homes across the West.
Cameras could help detect Northern California fires faster
A wildfire-prone Northern California county is considering installing surveillance cameras that can help detect its next major blaze
Record year predicted for California almond crop
Record year predicted for California almond crop
California almond growers anticipate a record-setting crop despite concerns earlier this year about frost during bloom. Harvest will start at the end of July in the Bakersfield vicinity.
Colorado wildfire destroys 3 homes as flames menace US West
More than 60 large blazes are burning across the U.S., mostly in parts of the drought-stricken West.

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