U.S. Giving $48 Million To Help West Deal With DroughtThe Obama administration is announcing $48 million in grants to help farmers and others in the West conserve water and energy amid drought and climate change.
Vilsack Visiting Colorado To Promote Pacific Trade DealAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack began a national tour Friday in Colorado to promote the Pacific Rim trade deal, stressing that U.S. farm exports stand to benefit from the proposal.
Bad Fire Season Running Through U.S. Firefighting BudgetThe Obama administration says wildfires have been so bad this season that the Forest Service will exhaust its firefighting budget within the next month and will again have to tap into other programs for more money.
Federal Agencies Pledge Another $110 Million In Drought AidFederal agencies pledged another $110 million in aid Friday to help states struggling with the crippling drought after President Barack Obama talked to leaders from seven western states.
Interior Secretary Jewell On Wildfires: 'Future Of American West Is At Stake'Some of country's top officials are warning of a potentially catastrophic wildfire season across the West, and now state forest rangers say they're ready for the worst.
Feds Say Southwest, Northwest Could See Catastrophic WildfiresDespite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration warned Tuesday of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest.
Farm Bank Commits $10 Billion In Loans For Rural ProjectsA bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is making $10 billion in capital available to spur private investment in rural America.
Obama Pitches Wildfire Plan To Western Governors In Colorado SpringsPresident Barack Obama on Monday encouraged a group of governors to support a plan to pay for wildfire suppression, and the proposal got a positive reception from the 10 leaders gathered for an annual summit.
Ag Secretary: US Must Figure Out Hemp ProductionAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he's working with the Department of Justice to permit the importation of hemp seeds for cultivation.
Forest Services Expands Firefighting Tanker FleetAs the Obama administration pushes Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday it was adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet.
Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting FundsAs California recovers from a spate of wildfires and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.
Ag Secretary Presses On Firefighting Funds, Set For Denver AppearanceAs Colorado and other wildfire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.