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Ag secretary says private investment needed to help grouse
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced grants on Thursday for a pair of programs that will attempt to use private financing to conserve land across the Western U.S. as part of a sweeping effort to restore the greater sage grouse's habitat.
6 points by The Denver Post | Tom Vilsack United States Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer Associated Press National Audubon Society United States Department of Agriculture Centrocercus Grouse
Officials: Drought kills 102 million trees in California
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the California drought has now killed more than 102 million trees. The U.S. Forest Service said Friday that an aerial survey shows more than a 100 percent increase in dead trees across the state since 2015. Officials blame California's five-year drought and bark beetle ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | California Tom Vilsack United States Secretary of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture United States California Gold Rush Nevada Sierra Nevada
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3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United States Department of Agriculture Economy United States Abraham Lincoln Economics Unemployment High school Poverty