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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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Deere 3Q profit up, construction equipment market improves
The agricultural equipment maker earned $1.97 per share for the period ended July 30, compared with $1.55 per share for the same period last year.
North Dakota cattle, corn groups launch drought aid efforts
Many North Dakota ranchers are selling off cattle they can’t afford to feed, while others are searching for affordable hay.
Huge Montana wildlife reserve buys 46,000-acre ranch
A sprawling central Montana nature reserve has purchased a 46,000-acre ranch bordering a federal refuge as it advances toward its goal of establishing a Connecticut-sized park where bison and other wildlife can one day roam freely
LA confirms cannabis czar to regulate legal pot industry
With recreational marijuana use just months away from being legal in California, Los Angeles has appointed a so-called cannabis czar tasked with regulating the local pot industry
Crews try to push Yosemite wildfire away from small town
Crews fighting a fire in Yosemite National Park are attempting to guide the flames deeper into the wilderness and away from a small community
1,000 animals found at illegal boarding facility
An animal welfare organization says it has rescued more than 1,000 llamas, horses, cows, goats, chickens and other animals from an illegal boarding facility in Northern Calfornia
Analysis recommends smokejumper base remain in Methow Valley
A new analysis is recommending that Washington's only smokejumper base remain in the Methow Valley, considered the birthplace of smokejumping
Oregon National Guard heads to wildfire near Crater Lake
Over 100 Oregon National Guard members are deploying to southern Oregon to fight a fire near Crater Lake as the state endures peak wildfire season, less than a week before the eclipse
Drama closes US trial: Bundy case defense lawyers stay mute
Each defendant could face decades in prison if convicted. Six other defendants are slated for trial next year.
Loans stable despite falling farm incomes
Loans stable despite falling farm incomes
The Farm Credit System is reporting the same volume of impaired loans as several years ago despite much lower farm incomes.