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Obama plans to create world’s largest marine protected area
The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will contain some 582,578 square miles, more than twice the size of Texas.

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Wildfire doesn’t dampen Yellowstone centennial celebration
The fire in Grand Teton National Park has shut down a route leading to Yellowstone’s South Entrance.
Missouri lawmakers to hold hearing on illegal herbicide
Some farmers planted a soybean variety resistant to dicamba, and a new herbicide meant to be applied to that variety hasn’t been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Speakers say unlocking biochar’s potential will aid agriculture
Speakers say unlocking biochar’s potential will aid agriculture
Speakers at a biochar conference at Oregon State University extol the technology's application to agriculture.
Road to Yellowstone National Park entrance closed by fire
A fire in Grand Teton park made a 5-mile run on Monday, forcing the closure of a 10-mile stretch of road leading into Yellowstone’s South Entrance.
Immigration a longstanding political problem, experts say
Immigration experts say the problem took root at least 30 years ago, when President Ronald Reagan signed a 1986 immigration law that has become known as the “Reagan Amnesty.”
Organic seed supply lags demand as industry grows
Organic seed supply lags demand as industry grows
A new report shows that the state of the nation's organic seed industry has improved in the last five years but it also says significant work still needs to be done to improve the quality and availability of organic seed.
Trump vows ‘fair, but firm’ approach to illegal immigration
Trump vows ‘fair, but firm’ approach to illegal immigration
In a meeting with Hispanic activists Saturday, Trump indicated he was open to considering allowing those who have not committed crimes, beyond their immigration offenses, to obtain some form of legal status — though attendees stressed Trump has...
Storms damage trees in Mexican monarch butterfly reserve
Storms damage trees in Mexican monarch butterfly reserve
It was the biggest storm-related loss since the winter of 2009-10, when unusually heavy rainstorms and mudslides caused the destruction of 262 acres of trees.
Off-label use of herbicide puts neighboring farms at risk
With insurance companies refusing to compensate for crop loss caused by illegal herbicide applications, farmers around the region are “lawyering up” as they prepare for the dispute to spill from the fields into the courtroom.
Opportunity ahead for U.S. dairy exporters
U.S. dairy exporters will face more competition in the decade ahead, but there's opportunity if they are aggressive suppliers -- and make the call rather than take the call.

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