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Dakota ranchers help wildfire-stricken colleagues
The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association and its Stockmen’s Foundation each have pledged $15,000 to help affected ranchers in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado.

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Expert: Bird flu outbreak nation’s worst since 2015
Agriculture officials are trying to limit the damage from the disease, but it’s unclear whether quarantines, transportation bans and mass killings will stop the spread, said Joseph Hess, a poultry science professor at Auburn University.
Brazil meat exports collapse in wake of inspection scandal
Brazil meat exports collapse in wake of inspection scandal
Brazil's meat exports effectively collapsed this week, the agricultural minister said, as several countries halted imports from the South American country in the wake of a meat inspection scandal
Rusty patched bumblebee added to endangered species list
Rusty patched bumblebee added to endangered species list
The bee has disappeared from about 90 percent of its range in the past 20 years.
Utah reimbursed for cost of Colorado mine spill
An EPA-supervised work crew triggered the spill that sent 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater containing arsenic, lead and other heavy metals into the Animas River near Silverton, Colo.
Congress backs bill to lift Obama limits on Alaska hunting
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, said the bill would allow “the worst wildlife management practices introduced in the last century.”
Chinese premier visits Australia to expand bilateral ties
China is Australia’s biggest trading partner, with two-way trade exceeding $107 billion and bilateral investment exceeding $100 billion.
Bird flu confirmed in three Southern states
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is temporarily banning the transportation of poultry after a form of the disease was found in a commercial flock of 22,000 hens.
Brazil’s president: Meat scandal an ‘economic embarrassment’
On Tuesday, Hong Kong, Japan and Mexico announced that they were halting at least some Brazilian meat imports. They joined the European Union, China and Chile.
USDA designates $6M for ranchers affected by wildfires
The funding will be distributed through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to help restore grazing lands, rebuild fencing and protect damaged watersheds.
Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston
Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus

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