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Rural Utah farmer, market owner makes exclusive cheese
Caineville farmer likes making brined feta, smooth chevre or Ramsley’s signature semi-firm tomme, a cheese typically produced in France and Switzerland.

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Montana rancher sentenced to probation for eagle’s death
A rancher in eastern Montana was fined and sentenced to one-year probation after pleading guilty in August to killing a bald eagle through a poisoned calf carcass
California pot rules open way for potentially larger fields
The state has been trying to determine what should be the appropriate size limit on cannabis farms, but regulations issued Thursday did not include that language.
New Mexico posing quarantine to stop pecan weevil bug
New Mexico agriculture officials are issuing a quarantine in hopes of stopping the spread of an invasive bug threatening the state's pecan industry
AP Explains: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague
Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff.
Trump EPA nominee opposed by GOP senators from N.C.
Environmentalists and Senate Democrats have vehemently opposed Dourson, a toxicologist with close ties to the chemical industry.
Other wheat yield contest winners
Farmers from Oregon, Minnesota, Kansas and Wyoming ranked highest in the various wheat yield contest classes. The National Association of Wheat Growers measured yields on the percentage increase above county averages.
Environmental group sues for records of wolf killings
The Center for Biological Diversity filed Tuesday in Thurston County Superior Court.
Defenses in Bundy standoff trial focus on government conduct
Ryan Bundy is serving as his own attorney in the trial that opened Tuesday.
Police: Twin Falls man crushed to death by farm equipment
The Twin Falls County coroner has identified the man who was crush to death by farm equipment
Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning
A coalition of national and Midwestern agricultural groups is suing to overturn a California declaration that the popular weed-killer Roundup can cause cancer

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