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Montana offers funding to help farmers, ranchers with stress

Jul 23, 2021

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Financial pressures, unpredictable weather, drought, long work days and social isolation can cause stress and take a toll on the mental health of Montana's farmers and ranchers,...

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Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

Jul 23, 2021

BLY, Ore. (AP) — The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of...

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Family farm swaps cows for goats amid changed dairy industry

Jul 23, 2021

HYDE PARK, Vt. (AP) — Grappling with a changed industry, two brothers operating their family's dairy farm in Vermont have made the drastic decision to give up hundreds of cows for goats. The Jones...

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Iowa pork producer: We need year-round immigrant workers

Jul 23, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa pork producer is pushing federal lawmakers to allow immigrant workers to stay on the job year-round. A spokeswoman for Iowa Select Farms — the state's largest pork...

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Democrats back Biden US lands pick assailed by Republicans

Jul 23, 2021

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. Senate panel has deadlocked on President Joe Biden's pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West amid bitter opposition from Republicans. Democrats vowed...

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Judge hears fight over lithium mine on Nevada-Oregon line

Jul 23, 2021

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge considering legal challenges to government approval of a Nevada mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium said Wednesday she'll decide by the end of the month...

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Floyd of Rosedale comes home to Fort Dodge

Jul 23, 2021

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — He started as a the result of a bet between two governors, then became a traveling football trophy, but now, Floyd of Rosedale has finally come home. The 14-foot-tall hog...

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U.S. to end old-growth timber sales from Alaska forest

Jul 16, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday that it is ending large-scale, old-growth timber sales in the country's largest national forest — the Tongass National Forest in Alaska — and...

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California wildfire advances as heat wave blankets Western US

Jul 16, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters struggled to contain an exploding Northern California wildfire under blazing temperatures as another heat wave blanketed the West, prompting an excessive heat...

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