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  • State Program Looks to Conserve Texas Ranch and Farmland

    03/21/2017 11:28 AM

    The Texas Farms and Ranch Lands Conservation Program, created by the legislature in 2005, was meant to play a vital role in protecting agricultural lands, which are disappearing as a result of the recent population boom. A 2014 Texas A&M study found that the state was losing farm and ranch land at a faster rate than anywhere else in the country.

  • Texas Faces at Least $21 Million in Wildfire Damages
    03/16/2017 07:01 PM

    Texas ranchers are facing at least $21 million in agricultural damages from wildfires that blackened more than 750 square miles in the Texas Panhandle last week.

  • Cattle Auctions Help Raise Money for Wildfire Victims
    03/14/2017 07:22 PM

    Thus far, fundraising efforts held by local cattle auctions have generated more than $135,000 in fire relief donations.


Mountain West Region

  • Deadly High Plains Wildfires Torch 1 Million Acres

    03/09/2017 01:32 PM

    From the frontlines comes a stark look at the damage these fires are causing. Twitter has offered an often unflinching account to what is happening. (WARNING: Some of these images show graphic injuries to livestock.)

  • U.S. Judge: Nevada Rancher's Son Must Pay $587K, Remove Cattle
    03/03/2017 12:44 PM

    Wayne Hage’s son Wayne N. Hage has been ordered to pay $587,000 and remove any livestock he has on federal lands by the end of the month. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas says he also has to show by mid-April that he has complied.

  • Jury Hears Openings in Trial for 6 in Bundy Ranch Standoff
    02/09/2017 06:39 PM

    A jury in Las Vegas heard competing narratives Thursday about six men accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal roundup of cattle near states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in April 2014.

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