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Producers welcome restoration of equipment tax deductions, fuel incentives
Although it gives producers a tax break this year, the legislation expires at the end of the year.

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Fresh rain in Southern Calif. causes mudslides
Drought-parched California hit by more storms.
Falling gas costs push consumer prices down
Plunging gasoline costs caused U.S. consumer prices to drop in November, muting inflation across the entire economy.
Ranchers mostly pleased with omnibus bill
Public lands ranchers have a lot to be happy about in the government funding bill passed by both the House and Senate, from a pullback of EPA regulation to grazing and rangeland support. Trade and marketing provisions, however, are not pleasing everyone...
Federal spending bill pays dividends to ag
Federal spending bill pays dividends to ag
The recently approved $1.1 trillion federal spending bill contains a lot to please agriculture.
Trust protects swath of Jackson Hole acreage
The conservation easement was supported by the U.S. Forest Service and the state of Wyoming. It preserves a migration corridor used by elk as well as riparian habitat along the Snake River.
Full U.S.-China apple access ‘highly likely’
Full U.S.-China apple access ‘highly likely’
It looks likely apples will flow both ways between the U.S. and China in a couple of months, industry officials say.
Man celebrates his new ‘eat more kale’ trademark
Artist Bo Muller-Moore said Friday outside the Statehouse that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had granted his application to trademark “eat more kale,” a phrase he says promotes local agriculture.
Idaho group seeks to dismiss ranchers’ lawsuit
The lawsuit cites about two dozen instances dating back to 2005 in which employees and volunteers with Western Watersheds Project ignored direct instructions or posted signs warning them not to trespass on private land.
How the House voted on the spending bill
The roll call of U.S. House members, who passes a $1.1 trillion spending bill Thursday. The bill now goes to the Senate.
Action needed soon on immigration, McMorris Rodgers says
Action needed soon on immigration, McMorris Rodgers says
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., says immigration solutions must come early next year,