U.S. Forest service ‘aggressively’ restricting cattle grazing in Okanogan County

An Okanogan County commissioner says the U.S. Forest Service has taken an aggressive stance to restrict cattle grazing in Okanogan County that may be part of a larger effort to do so throughout the West before former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is confirmed as U.S. Agriculture Secretary. Dan Wheat Capital Press OKANOGAN, Wash. — An Okanogan County commissioner says the […]

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Northwest farmers, ranchers take action to mitigate wildfire damage

Rural landowners assert role in fighting wildfires by Chad Sokol Spokesman-Review Wildfires in rural Washington have again brought complaints from farmers and property owners about their role in protecting their land. The fire in Valleyford has been out for a week, for instance, but Jack Lacher is still fuming. When the farmer spotted a pillar of smoke on the other […]

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