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Wildfires scorch portions of the West
Wildfires scorch portions of the West
The Lolo Peak Fire has burned 23.5 square miles of timber.

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State to hand out nearly $7 million in grants for soil health
State to hand out nearly $7 million in grants for soil health
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is offering nearly $7 million in competitive grants to assist farmers and ranchers with such soil health projects as composting, planting cover crops and reducing tillage.
‘Zero’ chance of Colorado River water shortage in 2018
January water levels at Lake Mead are expected to be 8 feet above the point that triggers a drought-shortage declaration
Settlement reached in Duarte Clean Water Act lawsuit
Settlement reached in Duarte Clean Water Act lawsuit
Farmer John Duarte has agreed to pay $330,000 in civil penalties and purchase $770,000 worth of mitigation credits to resolve a federal lawsuit after he was accused of plowing wetlands on his property in Tehama County, Calif.
Almond advocates seek farm bill funding boost
Almond advocates seek farm bill funding boost
Almond Alliance of California president Kelly Covello complains there hasn’t been an increase in recent Farm Bills for such initiatives as the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development Program.
Feds award money to boost warnings for West Coast quakes
The ShakeAlert system could give people seconds or up to a minute of warning.
Ranchers’ meeting to discuss wolves, other issues on public lands
The first in a series of meetings sponsored by the California Public Lands Council will focus on wolf management and other issues faced by ranchers with public lands allotments.
Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown
Tracking legal weed from the fields and greenhouses where it’s grown to the shops where it’s sold is their main protective measure so far.
Newspaper sparks interest in connecting students with ag
Newspaper sparks interest in connecting students with ag
A Capital Press representative was looking for people to sell subscriptions at the Oregon State Fair in 2013 “so I signed up,” said Austin Miller, who is now program coordinator of communications for the California Foundation for...
Congressman questions plan to drain Lake Oroville for project
Congressman questions plan to drain Lake Oroville for project
Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., is questioning the degree to which state Department of Water Resources officials want to drain Lake Oroville this winter to accommodate reconstruction of the dam’s spillways.
Farms fined after pesticide drift sickens farmworkers
Regulators in Kern County, Calif., penalized two farms after their treatments with chlorpyrifos and sulfur, respectively, drifted into an area where workers were harvesting cabbage.

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